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Partner Diana Neyman Successfully Obtained Defense Verdict in a Motor Vehicle Accident Jury Trial

May 22, 2023

Partner Diana Neyman obtained another exceptional defense verdict in an alleged pedestrian knock-down motor vehicle accident after a jury trial before Hon. Richard J. Montelione in Supreme Court, Kings County.  The plaintiff claimed that while walking along the sidewalk, he was struck by a vehicle reversing out of a parking lot and was caused to sustain serious injuries including bulges and herniations at every level of the lumbar spine, treated with five-level L1 through L5 fusions, laminectomies and facetectomies. Plaintiff also claimed that the surgery was not successful and left him ambulating with bilateral crutches.

Diana, with the assistance of the Cullen & Dykman General Tort Defense team in investigating and preparing this matter for trial, was successful in demonstrating that the accident did not occur as plaintiff claimed and that the client was at a full stop on the sidewalk when plaintiff approached her vehicle, claiming that she struck him, before walking away. After conclusion of the liability trial, the jury returned a defense verdict for Diana's client.

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Our litigation attorneys represent individuals and corporations in general liability, tort and insurance defense matters ranging from personal injury and insurance coverage disputes to large-scale commercial litigation. Clients frequently engage our litigators to act as trial counsel in high-exposure cases, and we have extensive experience in appellate litigation involving liability and insurance matters.

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Cullen and Dykman ( has been providing legal services to institutional clients since 1850. The firm represents a wide range of clients, including banks and other financial institutions, energy, telecommunications and water companies, construction companies, insurers, educational institutions, religious organizations, and not-for-profits. With over 190 attorneys in seven offices located throughout the Northeast and MidAtlantic regions, Cullen and Dykman is strategically positioned to meet the changing needs and demands of our clients.

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