Is Building Liable For Car Accident Where Pedestrians Couldn't Escape Inside?


Creative accident lawyering that didn't work; maybe the lawyer was a little too creative.

This case out of Brooklyn, New York, and decided by an appeals court on April 19, 2011.

A Brooklyn mother (plaintiff Marcella Jiminez) and son (plaintiff Justin Abundiz) were minding their own business, standing in front of a Brooklyn building.

Defendant-car driver (Nazar Hussain Shahid) lost control of his motor vehicle, which mounted the sidewalk, and struck them as they were standing on the front steps of the Brooklyn building...

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