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Case Studies: Municipal Liability

  


MOTORCYCLE/POLICE VEHICLE COLLISION $1.1 MILLION WRONGFUL DEATH DAMAGES

An off-duty Buffalo firefighter was killed in a spectacular collision on Route 33/Kensington Expressway when an on-duty Buffalo police officer wrongfully pulled into the path of the victim’s motorcycle.

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STATE TO PAY $12 MILLION IN QUADRUPLE FATALITY

The State of New York was found to be responsible to the three surviving children of an Amherst couple killed with two of their children in a crash on the Thruway in Lancaster.

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$5.1 MILLION AWARDED TO VICTIMS IN POLICE CHASE

Jurors awarded $5.1 million to the survivors of two people killed in an accident in Portville following a high-speed chase by the NYS Police.

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CRASH INJURIES LEAD TO $3.3 MILLION JURY AWARD

A Portville teen was awarded $3.3 million by a jury for severe head injuries she suffered as a passenger in a back road car crash.

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STATE PAYS $850,000 TO COUPLE INJURED IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

A NYS Court of Claims Judge found New York State responsible for a motorcycle accident in which a Western New York couple, riding a motorcycle on a State road in Caledonia, N.Y., lost control of the cycle and crashed.

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COLLEGE/2 OTHERS FOUND LIABLE IN FATAL ACCIDENT $500,000 PAID TO HUSBAND AND CHILDREN

Houghton College, one of its administrators, and a former Village of Fillmore woman were found financially liable for a fatal accident that occurred during a college student trash pickup project along Route 19. The verdict followed a two-week trial. The victim was walking to a grocery store on the east side of Route 19. The fatality occurred when a car tried to pass a truck which was supervising the trash pickup owned by Houghton College on the right side. The driver struck the back of the truck, then hit the guardrail, straightened out and went 30 feet, striking and killing the victim

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