Attorney(s): Sharon Scanlan
Our client, a 32-year-old woman working off-the-books as a bartender, was rollerblading to work on 22nd Street in Manhattan. She came upon a traffic backup on this one way street, and so she skated past the stopped cars, and “tapped” with her hand the front car’s hood to let the driver know she was passing through. Less than 1 minute later she was struck from behind by the same driver. Her ankle was fractured and required surgery. Although she was legally married at the time of the accident, she had her civil ceremony/reception post- accident and had to be on crutches for the ceremony.