NYC Transit Hit With Record $110M Verdict In Injury Suit

By Y. Peter Kang (April 10, 2019, 8:56 PM EDT) -- A Brooklyn jury has awarded a record $110 million in damages in a suit accusing the New York City Transit Authority of causing permanent paralysis to a cyclist who was struck by a falling railroad tie, the man's attorney said.

Following an 11-day trial held over three weeks, the six members of a Kings County Supreme Court jury unanimously found on Tuesday that the transportation agency's negligence caused Robert Liciaga's permanent and severe injuries that will require him to use a wheelchair for the rest of his life.

The suit accused the NYCTA of failing to put proper safety measures in...

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