Jury's Refusal to Award Any Future Pain and Suffering Damages Reversed on Appeal in New York Car Crash Lawsuit


When a defendant has been found liable causing for a car accident and the jury verdict includes amounts for past pain and suffering and future medical expenses but nothing at all for future pain and suffering, a new trial is required under New York law.

On August 22, 1996 Lindsay Grobman, then 17 years old, was a passenger in a car driven by Adam Chernoff. After a 30 mph head on collision, Lindsay was left complaining of head, neck and back pain.

What followed over the next four years until the trial of this case in Nassau County, New York was a fairly typical medical treatment scenario in car accident cases....

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