Timothy Shelley, Esq. (Partner) obtained a defense verdict in a general liability case following a trial before a Queens County Jury. The plaintiff alleged that our client negligently operated his motor vehicle by failing to watch for pedestrians and bike riders when opening his driver’s side door. The plaintiff, who was riding his bicycle home from work, made contact with our client’s car door and injured his back.
As a result, plaintiff underwent spinal fusion surgery and claimed to have permanent injury. Prior to trial, plaintiff demanded 2,875,000 to settle the case. Mr. Shelley successfully discredited the plaintiff by casting doubt on his contention that he had a light on the front of his bicycle at the time of the accident.
After deliberating for 4 hours, the jury returned with a defense verdict. We would like to congratulate Timothy Shelley, Esq., on obtaining an outstanding result for our client.