Jury Finds Car Driver and Construction Company Liable for $800,000 in Bronx River Parkway Accident

Attorney Carol L. Schlitt announced that a Bronx jury awarded $800,000 to Ljuca Ivezic for injuries suffered in a Bronx, New York car accident.

Bronx, NY (PRWEB) June 13, 2005 -- A Bronx jury awarded $800,000 to Ljuca Ivezic for injuries suffered in a Bronx, New York car accident.

The New York State Supreme Court case (index #24184/01) stems from a June 5, 2001 incident on the Bronx River Parkway. Mr. Ivezic, an Albanian immigrant, had finished work for the day and was riding home as a passenger in a van. At the same time, Mr. Joseph Sansone, driving a Ford Van, speeded south in the third lane of the parkway. Mr. Sansone came upon a truck owned and operated by the Tully Construction Corporation, whose workers were removing traffic signs from the center median. According to testimony at the trial, as Mr. Sansone approached, the Tully Construction vehicle lurched away from the center divider. The car and truck collided and sent Mr. Sansone’s vehicle careening into the side of the van in which Mr. Ivezic rode. Mr. Ivezic suffered significant injuries to his back and neck.
              
Attorney Carol L. Schlitt, the trial lawyer for Mr. Ivezic, said, “The car driver bore responsibility for not avoiding the construction truck. However, the construction company also bore responsibility for acting in a manner contrary to the company’s own safety requirements and contrary to New York State vehicle and traffic laws.” The construction workers were picking up warning signs from the northbound lane while traveling in the southbound lane – a direct contradiction of safety requirements. “They wanted to get home a little early so they cut corners, but those cut corners led to Mr. Ivezic’s injuries.”
              
Mr. Ivezic retained the firm of Blauman and McCabe of the Bronx, New York, who in turn hired Carol L. Schlitt to serve as trial counsel.

About the Law Offices of Carol L. Schlitt
The Law Offices of Carol L. Schlitt specialize in personal injury law and accepts cases throughout New York City and Long Island. Recognized as one of the premier trial attorneys in the New York metropolitan area, Ms. Schlitt has achieved one of the top 10 verdicts in New York City and is a past winner of the New York City Municipal Attorney of the Year Award. For more information, please visit www.schlittlaw.com, call 1-800-660-1466 or e-mail e-mail protected from spam bots.

About Blauman and McCabe:
Blauman and McCabe is led by Terrence M. McCabe, one of the most respected attorneys in the New York Metropolitan area. The firm offers general legal services to clients the throughout the New York metropolitan area and has its main offices at One Fordham Plaza in the Bronx. For more information, please call (718) 367-4300.

For more information on this release, contact Ms. Schlitt at 1-800-660-1466 or e-mail protected from spam bots.

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