LIEUTENANT RECEIVES $1.5 MILLION DOLLAR SETTLEMENT FROM CITY OF NEW YORK AFTER SUSTAINING SPINAL INJURIES WHEN HIS RMP HIT AN UNMARKED SPEED BUMP
A Lieutenant who was operating the RMP was enroute to a 10-52 “man with a knife” when his RMP struck an unmarked speed bump causing a compression injury to his neck. The violent contact with the bump also caused an injury to the Lieutenant’s lower back. Both injuries necessitated surgery and resulted in the Lieutenant receiving a ¾ line-of-duty accident disability pension. DCD, on behalf of the Lieutenant sued the City of New York pursuant to GML §205-e, Section 2903(a)(2) of the New York City Charter and Section 27-a(3) of the Labor Law claiming the presence of an unmarked speed bump created a dangerous condition causing the Lieutenant’s injury and subsequent disability. The matter settled for $1.5 million at a pre-trial conference.