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SKETCHES OF COURT for May 12

May 12, 2014 By Alba Acevedo Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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In this courtroom sketch, Hon. Francois Rivera listens as an orthopoedic surgeon uses a visual aid during testimony to explain aspects of meniscus tear surgery to the jury in the trial of Pamela Singh v. Boro Transit, Inc.  

The case was brought about after a collision between a school bus and an ambulette. The plaintiff, represented by Ken Ready of the law firm Kenneth J. Ready & Associates (standing, left), was at the wheel of an Access-A-Ride ambulette at the intersection of East 18th Street and Avenue R in the June 2008 accident, when her vehicle and a Boro Transit school bus collided. Both drivers claimed to have had the green light and there were no independent witnesses. The plaintiff’s vehicle was struck on the driver’s side. 

Plaintiff is suing for past and future medical care costs, lost earnings and pain & suffering after she underwent several subsequent surgeries, including surgery to her left arm and three to her knee, including a total knee replacement in 2010. 

The defendant, represented by Patrick S. Costello (seated, right) of the law firm Silverman, Sclar, Shin & Byrne PLLC, claims the injuries to the plaintiff, who was 45 year old at the time of the accident, are the result of a degenerative condition unrelated to the accident. The trial is bifurcated and the jury earlier found defendant 100% responsible for the accident in the liability phase. The damages phase will continue this week. 


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