Tag Archives: personally owned vehicle

NY Appeals Court Upholds Reduced Verdict In Accident Case

The Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court has upheld a jury verdict awarding a motorist $20,000 in damages over an accident with a responding volunteer firefighter. Oddly enough, it was the motorist who appealed the verdict contending that the jury and the court erred in finding him 60% at fault and the volunteer firefighter just 40% at fault for the accident.

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NY Firefighter Cannot Sue Colleague For Vehicle Accident

A lawsuit filed by a volunteer firefighter who was injured in a rollover accident while responding to a reported structure fire, has been dismissed by a New York Supreme Court judge. Robert E. Lee was injured on January 19, 2016 when he and Kyle M. Verstraete were responding in Kyle’s father’s truck. Both were members of the Marbletown Volunteer Fire Department.

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