Woman's Leg Amputated after Bus Accident; $27,500,000 Verdict Will Not Stand

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It's a huge verdict for someone who lost a leg in an accident - $27,500,000 - but it will never be paid. It will either be reduced on appeal or settled before then.

Here's the story. Plaintiff Gloria Aguilar, then 45 years old, was walking in midtown Manhattan on November 4, 2005 when she was run over by a city bus turning a corner. Her left leg was crushed, it could not be saved in surgery and it was amputated above the knee. In Aguilar v. New York City Transit Authority (Index # 103132/06), a Manhattan jury heard this case for several weeks in March and April and awarded her $27,500,000, finding the bus driver 100% at fault for the accident (even though it also found plaintiff negligent for not looking when she crossed the street). Her outstanding attorneys at Gair, Gair, Conason, Steigman & Mackauf, led on this case by Ben Rubinowitz, believe it may the highest verdict ever for a woman who lost her leg in an accident.

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