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Side View Mirror of Sanitation Truck Driving Through Construction Zone Strikes Improperly Placed Roadway Sign Shattering Mirror into Eye Causing Blindness
Rafael Gonzalez v. Defoe Corp. Supreme New York, Index No. 113735/01, Judge Ajello
As plaintiff drove a garbage truck through a construction zone his side view mirror struck a temporary construction sign jutting into the roadway causing it to shatter into his left eye through an open window resulting in blindness.
Offer of settlement: $50,000.00
Jury Verdict: $1,000,000.00
The GS&C difference: $950,000.00
Awarded: $1,000,000.00 Jury Verdict – Andrew W. Siegel, Trial Attorney