Jia Huan Xu was crossing the street in a pedestrian crosswalk at a Brooklyn intersection when she was struck by a New York City Transit Authority bus. The bus was turning left from the opposite direction. She was just 15 years old at the time.
The bus stopped while one of the vehicle’s front tires was on her left thigh. It took fifteen minutes for the bus to be lifted off her. Xu suffered severe degloving injuries necessitating multiple surgeries, including skin graft procedures.
She continues to suffer from physical limitations. She sued the New York City Transit Authority alleging that the bus driver chose not to yield while she was in a pedestrian crosswalk.
The defendant argued that Xu should have seen the bus and taken evasive action to avoid being hit.
Before the case went to trial, the parties settled for $7.5 million.
The attorney successfully handling this tragic injury lawsuit was James C. Napoli.
Xu v. New York City Transit Authority, No. 10958/2015 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. Kings County).
Kreisman Law Offices has been handling pedestrian injury lawsuits, bus accident cases, truck accident lawsuits, motorcycle injury cases and bicycle accident lawsuits for individuals, families and loved ones who have been injured, harmed or killed by the carelessness or negligence of another for more than 40 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Calumet City, Vernon Hills, Prospect Heights, Elmhurst, University Park, Prospect Heights, Orland Park, Oak Lawn, Chicago (Ravenswood, Uptown, Bronzeville, Hyde Park, Wrigleyville, Chinatown, West Loop, Little Italy), Palatine, Lansing, Evanston and Arlington Heights, Ill.
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