Lewis Johs Attorney Edward G. Lukoski Successfully Defends Train Accident

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Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP attorney successfully defends Long Island Rail Road

Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP attorney, Edward G. Lukoski (http://www.lewisjohs.com/attorney_detail.asp?aid=37), obtained a defendant's verdict for the client, Long Island Rail Road, following a trial in Supreme Court, Queens County (case no. 133-1006). The plaintiff, a fifty-year old epileptic, suffered a seizure and fell onto the train tracks between the running rails at the East New York station in Brooklyn. An eastbound train struck the plaintiff, severing his left arm above the elbow and his left leg below the knee. The engineer, conductor, and brakeman did not see the plaintiff. At trial, the plaintiff produced a video taken from the front of the train and used an expert engineer to opine that it was possible to see someone on the tracks at least 1,000 feet away. The plaintiff demanded $6 million, and the judge recommended $3.5 million. In approximately one hour, the jury returned a verdict in favor of Long Island Rail Road.

Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP is a full service law firm with offices in Melville, Riverhead and New York City. Founded in 1993, Lewis Johs has grown from four to over fifty five attorneys. From its inception, Lewis Johs has steadily gained a reputation as a skilled and dynamic law firm capable of managing the most complex litigation, trial, transactional, trusts and estates, real estate, property tax certiorari, land use, corporate and appellate work.

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