Brain damaged Brooklyn man sued NYPD and City is awarded $4.6 million in lawsuit. JusticeNewsFlash.com news contributor New York personal injury attorney news syndicate
New York, NY (JusticeNewsFlash.com)–As reported by Newsday, a Borough Park man, who suffered catastrophic traumatic injuries including brain damage, when a NYPD officer ran him over in a patrol car, has agreed to $4.6 million. Gabriel Framowitz, 57, was crossing a Brooklyn street, 16th Avenue, with his wife, after attending a wedding on November 16, 2002. An on duty police officer, for the New York Police Department (NYPD), struck Framowitz with the patrol car he was driving. The pedestrian vs. car crash fractured Framowitz’s leg and shoulder plus left him with brain damage from his head wounds.
The man and his wife filed a lawsuit against New York City and the NYPD. The trial ended in March, 2008 with a jury verdict of a $12 million to the Framowitz couple for their catastrophic damages and life altering injuries. The police officer driving the patrol car, Officer Byron Chow, apparently lied about the events of the accident. Court documents and trial transcripts revealed Chow changed his original deposition testimony claiming Framowitz was at fault for running out into the street from between parked cars. Chow, an officer at the 66th Precinct, testified, under oath during the jury trial, he had previously lied during his deposition when he was questioned by the lawyers for the injured man. He was, in fact, driving in excess speeds and did not see Framowitz until after he struck him on the night of the terrible crash.
The family agreed to a settlement of $4.6 million last week and Chow remains on the police force and no punishment from the NYPD has occurred for Chow’s reckless actions.
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