OFFICER RECEIVES A $1.1 MILLION DOLLAR SETTLEMENT FROM PRIVATE DEFENDANT AFTER COMMERCIAL VEHICLE ROLLED OVER HIS LEFT FOOT DURING A CHECKPOINT
An Officer assigned to a Manhattan command received a settlement of $1,100,00.00 from a corporate defendant after he was seriously injured when a van rolled over his left foot during a checkpoint outside the Battery Tunnel. The Officer sustained a crush injury and developed reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD). Ultimately he was awarded a ¾ line-of-duty disability pension.
DCD, on behalf of the Officer, sued the corporate owner of the vehicle in addition to the driver pursuant to GML §205-e, claiming the driver’s actions in rolling over the Officer’s foot violated Sections 1146, 1180, 1212 and 375(1) of the Vehicle and Traffic Law. Although the Officer did not have surgery, Dominic DiPrisco convinced the defendant insurance company and a mediator of the high value of the case. The case settled for $1.1 million at the close of the mediation session.