Molina v New York City Transit Authority

$2.6 million verdict

Case Synopsis:

The New York City Transit Authority was negligent in the maintenance of a subway station.   

A Bronx jury awarded plaintiff Luis Molina $2.61 million for injuries sustained when he fell down a subway station stairway.  

Mr. Molina was caused to slip and fall as a result of a plastic bag that had blown onto the steps from a street opening. As a result of the fall, Mr. Molina suffered a herniated disc and a tear of his right shoulder’s rotator cuff. The injury caused Mr. Molina to stop working and have multiple corrective surgeries. The jury found that the New York City Transit Authority was liable for the accident. 

The jury awarded $60,000 for past and future medical costs, $100,000 for past lost earnings, $550,000 for future lost earnings, $600,000 for past pain and suffering, and $1.3 million for future pain and suffering.