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Case Types: Transportation - Rail | Railroad - Subway Accident | Government - Municipalities | Railroad - Railroad Accident | Slips, Trips & Falls - Falldown 

Case: Aleyanesh Sebhat v. MTA New York City Transit also Known as New York City Transit Authority

State: NY

Date: 2017-11-15

Experts: Carl Berkowitz Ph.D. (Moriches, NY) Transportation

Summary: On May 13, 2007, plaintiff Aleyanesh Sebhat, 62, a babysitter, boarded a subway train that was stopped in a station located alongside the intersection of Laconia Avenue and the Esplanade, in the Pelh...

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Case Types: Transportation - Rail | Railroad - Subway Accident | Government - Municipalities | Slips, Trips & Falls - Falldown | Premises Liability - Dangerous Condition of Public Property 

Case: Cheryl H. Daniels v. New York City Transit Authority

State: NY

Date: 2017-06-23

Experts: Carl Berkowitz Ph.D. (Moriches, NY) Transportation

Summary: On Nov. 29, 2011, plaintiff Cheryl Daniels, 45, a teacher, exited a subway train that was stopped in a station located beneath the intersection of Columbus Circle and West 59th Street, in Manhattan. ...

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Case Types: Railroad - Railroad Accident | Premises Liability - Failure to Warn | Premises Liability - Negligent Repair and/or Maintenance 

Case: Cherese Lynette Ruffin, as Personal Administrator/Representative of the Estate of Nola Ruffin v. Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corp., d/b/a METRA

State: IL

Date: 2017-04-24

Experts: Carl Berkowitz P.E. (Moriches, NY) Safety

Summary: On Oct. 25, 2011, plaintiff Nola Ruffin, 62, retired, was at the 87th Street/Woodruff Metra station in Chicago that is part of the Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corp. This station is ...

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Case Types: Railroad - Subway Accident | Government - Municipalities | Premises Liability - Dangerous Condition of Public Property 

Case: Michael Dion v. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the New York City Transit Authority

State: NY

Date: 2016-10-26

Experts: Carl Berkowitz Ph.D. (Moriches, NY) Mechanical

Summary: On Dec. 10, 2010, plaintiff Michael Dion, 41, a marketing executive, entered a subway station that was located beneath the intersection of East 14th Street and Union Square West, in the Union Square ...

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Case Types: Transportation - Bus | Government - Municipalities | Slips, Trips & Falls - Falldown | Worker/Workplace Negligence -  

Case: Irma Santa v. City of New York New York City Transit Authority and Mamianne Zajda

State: NY

Date: 2016-07-29

Experts: Carl Berkowitz Ph.D. (Moriches, NY) Transportation

Summary: On Oct. 17, 2011, plaintiff Irma Santa, 27, a retailer's part-time stocker, fell while she was exiting a transit bus that was stopped on Avenue H, near its intersection at Utica Avenue, in the East F...

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Case Types: Intentional Torts - Assault | Premises Liability - School | Premises Liability - Dangerous Condition | Worker/Workplace Negligence - Negligent Supervision 

Case: Mitavia Session, by and through her parent and natural guardian, Mikeya Reed v. Durham School Services L.P. and Jummy Cleverin v. Walter D. Palmer Leadership Learning Partners Charter School, Emony Jennings, Saniya Jennings, Kellita Joe, and Raihmear K. Martin

State: PA

Date: 2015-11-30

Experts: Carl Berkowitz Ph.D. (Moriches, NY) Bus Regulations & Standards

Summary: On May 12, 2014, plaintiff Mitavia Session, 11, was physically attacked on a school bus, in Philadelphia....

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Case Types: Transportation - Rail | Slips, Trips & Falls - Falldown | Premises Liability - Dangerous Condition 

Case: Monika Hakimian, as Executrix of the Estate of Mehran Hakimian, Monika Hakimian, Individually v. Long Island Railroad and Metropolitan Transit Authority

State: NY

Date: 2015-11-06

Experts: Carl Berkowitz Ph.D. (Moriches, NY) Transportation

Summary: On May 6, 2009, plaintiff's decedent Mehran Hakimian, 48, a salesman, was a passenger of a train that was traveling in Great Neck. Hakimian attempted to exit when the train stopped at a station that ...

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Case Types: Railroad - Subway Accident | Government - Municipalities | Worker/Workplace Negligence -  | Wrongful Death - Survival Damages | Slips, Trips & Falls - Fall from Height 

Case: Aldena O Williams & Joan Alexandria Bruce, as Co-administrices of the Estate of Ronald E Williams, Deceased, & Aldena O Williams, Indiv v. NYCTA & MTA

State: NY

Date: 2014-11-07

Experts: Carl Berkowitz Ph.D. (Moriches, NY) Transportation

Summary: On June 7, 2005, plaintiff's decedent Ronald Williams, 56, an employee of the U.S. Postal Service, entered a subway station that was located beneath the intersection of Eastern Parkway and Franklin A...

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Case Types: Railroad - Subway Accident | Government - Municipalities | Affirmative Defenses - Contributory Negligence 

Case: Robert Obey v. The City of New York and the New York City Transit Authority

State: NY

Date: 2014-01-23

Experts: Carl Berkowitz Ph.D. (Moriches, NY) Transportation

Summary: On March 9, 2006, plaintiff Robert Obey, a 51-year-old unemployed man, was struck by a subway train. The incident occurred in a subway station that was located beneath the intersection of East 33rd S...

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Case Types: Railroad - Subway Accident | Government - Municipalities | Slips, Trips & Falls - Falldown | Worker/Workplace Negligence -  

Case: Pamela Blechman v. New York City Transit Authority

State: NY

Date: 2013-10-17

Experts: Carl Berkowitz Ph.D. (Moriches, NY) Transportation

Summary: On April 18, 2008, plaintiff Pamela Blechman, 40, an executive, fell while she was attempting to enter the leading car of a subway train that was stopped in a station that was located beneath the int...

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Case Types: Railroad - Railroad Accident | Worker/Workplace Negligence - Negligent Training 

Case: Bradford Larkin v. New Jersey Transit Rail Operations Inc. / Claressa Ferguson v. New Jersey Transit Rail Operations Inc.

State: PA

Date: 2013-07-17

Experts: Carl Berkowitz Ph.D. (New York, NY) Transportation

Summary: On July 1, 2010, at about 4:00 a.m., plaintiff Bradford Larkin, a locomotive engineer, was operating a New Jersey Transit multiple-unit train along the Northeast Corridor, from Trenton toward the sta...

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Case Types: Wrongful Death -  | Motor Vehicle - Bus | Transportation - Bus | Motor Vehicle - Pedestrian | Products Liability - Design Defect | Products Liability - Manufacturing Defect 

Case: Barb Szynalik and Maria Jarosz, Independent Co-Administrators of the Estate of Ludwika Szynalik, Deceased v. Chicago Transit Authority, a municipal corporation, and Martin Stark

State: IL

Date: 2012-11-14

Experts: Carl Berkowitz PE (Moriches, NY) Transportation

Summary: On Dec. 31, 2007, at approximately 2:44 p.m., plaintiff's decedent Ludwika Szynalik, 59, a housekeeper, was a passenger on a Chicago Transit Authority bus heading westbound on Addison Street in Chica...

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Case Types: Government - Municipalities | Premises Liability - Dangerous Condition of Public Property 

Case: Norma Wharton v. New York City Transit Authority

State: NY

Date: 2012-03-19

Experts: Carl Berkowitz Ph.D. (New York, NY) Transportation

Summary: On Jan. 2, 2008, plaintiff Norma Wharton, 59, a clerk, was a passenger of a subway train that was traveling in Manhattan. She exited when the train reached the station that is located beneath the int...

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Case Types: Government - Municipalities | Slips, Trips & Falls - Trip and Fall | Dangerous Condition of Public Property -  

Case: Yudith Ortiz and Jose Ortiz v. New York City Transit Authority, Metropolitan Transit Authority, Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority, New York City Department of Transportation and City of New York

State: NY

Date: 2011-05-24

Experts: Carl Berkowitz Ph.D. (New York, NY) Transportation

Summary: On Sept. 22, 2005, plaintiff Yudith Ortiz, 45, a social worker, fell while she was crossing the intersection of Essex and Grand streets, in Manhattan. She subsequently claimed that she tripped in a p...

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Case Types: Transportation - Subway | Government - Municipalities | Wrongful Death - Survival Damages | Worker/Workplace Negligence - Negligent Supervision 

Case: Patricia Garcia as Administratrix of the Estate of Maria Coralia Navarro v. New York City Transit Authority, the City of New York and Metropolitan Transportation Authority

State: NY

Date: 2010-07-30

Experts: Carl Berkowitz Ph.D. (New York, NY) Transportation

Summary: At about 9:45 a.m. on May 22, 2006, plaintiff's decedent Maria Coralia Navarro, 63, a retiree, fell off of a platform of the subway station that is located at the intersections of 74th Street, Broadw...

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Case Types: Railroad - Subway Accident | Government - Municipalities 

Case: Anthony Campbell v. NYCTA & MTA

State: NY

Date: 2010-06-17

Experts: Carl Berkowitz Ph.D. (New York, NY) Mechanical

Summary: On Sept. 16, 1994, plaintiff Anthony Campbell, 30, a handyman, exited a train on the IRT line at Utica Avenue, in Brooklyn. Campbell, who was riding his bicycle on the platform, fell onto the adjacen...

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Case Types: Premises Liability - Trip and Fall | Premises Liability - Dangerous Condition 

Case: Maris Karetny v. Long Island Rail Road

State: NY

Date: 2010-03-24

Experts: Carl Berkowitz Ph.D. (New York, NY) Transportation

Summary: On April 23, 2006, plaintiff Maris Karetny, 46, a title insurance employee, was in the process of boarding a westbound Long Island Rail Road train at the Merillon Avenue station, in New Hyde Park. Ka...

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Case Types: Government - Municipalities | Slips, Trips & Falls - Fall from Height | Worker/Workplace Negligence - Negligent Maintenance 

Case: Liam Blainey v. Metro Nrth CMMTR RRA Subsidiary of the M.T.A., the M.T.A. the C.O.N.Y. the N.Y.C.T.A.

State: NY

Date: 2009-01-29

Experts: Carl Berkowitz Ph.D. (New York, NY) Mechanical

Summary: On Jan. 14, 2003, plaintiff Liam Blainey, 32, a police officer, was engaged in the normal course of his duties. At about 5 p.m., Blainey was summoned to the site of an alleged carjacking. The suspect...

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Case Types: Government - Municipalities | Premises Liability - Trip and Fall | Premises Liability - Failure to Warn | Premises Liability - Dangerous Condition of Public Property 

Case: Patrice Emma Smith v. New York City Transit Authority

State: NY

Date: 2006-09-29

Experts: Carl Berkowitz Ph.D. (New York, NY) Mechanical

Summary: On Jan. 3, 2004, plaintiff Patrice Emma Smith, 35, a peace officer, was at the 14th Street Union Square subway station. She claimed that, as she attempted to board a northbound train, she tripped and...

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Case Types: Premises Liability -  | Government - Municipalities | Slips, Trips & Falls - Falldown 

Case: Roberta Hantman v. Montgomery County

State: MD

Date: 2004-10-02

Experts: Carl Berkowitz Ph.D. (New York, NY) Transportation

Summary: Montgomery County agreed to settle a pedestrian's falldown claim for $60,000 prior to trial. The woman suffered an ankle fracture when she slipped and fell on a handicap ramp....