Riad Hamai, Associate

Riad Hamai Prevails at Trial in Kings County

Following trial, Riad Hamai prevailed on both the issues of liability and damages in Maguet v. Williams, et al., Index No. 523265/2016. In Maguet, the plaintiff, a front seated passenger within the vehicle operated by our client, sought recovery for personal injuries arising from a motor vehicle accident. The vehicle operated by our client was in the process of reversing off the flatbed of a tow truck when it came into contact with a parked car on the side of the roadway. As a result of the accident, the plaintiff alleged to have sustained injuries to the left knee, left shoulder, neck and back. On March 10, 2020, a Kings County jury returned a unanimous defense verdict finding that our client was not negligent and the jury attributed full liability of the accident to the co-defendant, the tow truck operator. Moreover, the jury returned a unanimous verdict finding that the plaintiff did not sustain a “serious injury” as defined by New York State Insurance Law section 5102(d).