Traumatic Brain Injury Pain and Suffering Verdict of $2,750,000 Affirmed on Appeal in New York Injury Case


On November 12, 2002, Florencio Hernandez, a 63 year old retired maintenance man, was walking home in New York City. He was in a crosswalk at Madison Avenue and 115th Street when, all of a sudden, a bus slammed into a taxi. After spinning around, the taxi slammed into Mr. Hernandez, threw him into the air and when he landed he struck his head on the concrete street rendering him unconscious and causing profuse bleeding from his head.

The bus driver insisted she was free of fault so the case headed to trial five years later and on April 19, 2007 a Manhattan jury found the bus driver 100% liable for the accident and the injuries to Mr. Hernandez. And the jury awarded Hernandez pain and suffering damages of $2,750,000 ($1,000,000 past, $1,750,000 future) for his traumatic brain injuries ("TBI").

Last week, an appeals court upheld the jury's findings. The decision in Hernandez v. Vavra is here.

Please see full post for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© John Hochfelder | Attorney Advertising

Written by:


John Hochfelder on:

Readers' Choice 2017
Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.

Already signed up? Log in here

*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.