Posted on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 at 6:13 pm
The daughter of American civil rights activist Al Sharpton, 30-year-old Dominique Sharpton, settled a personal injury lawsuit in 2012 against Bronx-based trucking company Roslyn Leasing Inc. for an undisclosed amount.
Allegedly, the accident caused Sharpton to incur “debilitating headaches” as well as tears to ligaments and tendons in her leg. She asked for $13,000 in compensation to cover her medical bills and $8,000 on top of that for lost wages.
This incident could help the City of New York show her sprained right ankle from an October 2014 slip and fall on a cracked road on Broome Street was aggravated by the injuries she sustained in the 2012 accident. Roslyn Leasing initially tried to blame Sharpton for the accident before deciding to settle the case. In this recent case, if the City of New York can show Sharpton’s 2014 injuries were merely the result of her 2012 fall, the city may be off the hook on the $5 million claim.
At Hach & Rose, LLP, our personal injury accident lawyers have the legal knowledge and technical experience required to help clients pursue financial compensation from the people responsible for their plight. We can help you cover medical bills and lost wages following missed days of work. Call our New York offices today at (212) 779-0057 to discuss your situation.