Verdict-Kings County

Burel v. Artenova of New York and Kaminski
In Burel v. Artenova of New York et al., plaintiff injured his right index finger on a power saw requiring open reduction and internal fixation. Plaintiff was out of work for 1 1/2 years following his accident. Artenova of New York was the General Contractor and owner of the saw. During the liability trial, Peter LoPalo argued that plaintiff was comparatively negligent. The jury agreed and found plaintiff to be 50% responsible for his own accident. During the damages trial, Peter LoPalo successfully precluded plaintiff from introducing any evidence as to plaintiff’s past or future lost earnings. At the end of the day, the jury awarded a mere $97,500.00 for past and future pain and suffering.