Leg Amputated After Drunk College Student Struck By Subway Train - $2,300,000 Pain and Suffering Jury Verdict

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A college student, Dustin Dibble, was out on the town for four hours drinking with his buddies, he got drunk (blood alcohol level more than two times the legal limit for driving), ended up on the subway tracks (he doesn't know how he got there) and lost his leg below his knee when he was run over by a New York City subway train. This week, a Manhattan jury awarded him $2,300,000 for his pain and suffering. The jury found that while Dibble was 35% at fault, the subway operator was 65% at fault and that the total pain and suffering damages for this below the knee amputation injury would have been $3,500,000 (were the city 100% at fault). Applying the rules of comparative negligence, Dibble got 65% or $2,300,000.

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