PERSONAL INJURY SETTLEMENT: $ 1 millionOct 7, 1997 | New York Law Journal
Supreme Court, Kings County, Sept. 15.
JUDGE: Martin Schneier.
ATTORNEYS: Herbert L. Waichman and David M. Freeman of Parker & Waichman, Great Neck, for Celia Arreaga. Richard R. Eniclerico of Lester Schwab Katz & Dwyer for Tally Refuse Removal and Thomas Saccamano.
FACTS: Marcos Arreaga, 28, was on a bicycle traveling north on Eighth Avenue on April 4, 1995, when he was struck and killed by a garbage truck headed west on West 25th Street. The truck was owned by Tally Refuse Removal, Inc. and driven by Tally employee Thomas Saccamano.
Plaintiff claimed that the truck entered the intersection against a red traffic light. Defendants argued that Mr. Arreaga had entered the intersection against a red light.
JURY TRIAL: Trial lasted five days, with two hours' deliberation.
OTHER INFORMATION: The jury entered a verdict against the defendants on liability on Sept. 14. The case settled the following day.
October 16, 1997