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

March 28, 2022

Diana Neyman, a partner in the firm’s General, Tort, and Insurance Litigation Department, obtained an exceptional defense verdict in a rear-end collision motor vehicle accident jury trial before Hon. Robert A. McDonald in Supreme Court, Queens County.  The plaintiff claimed that while stopped at a stop sign, he was struck in the rear and was caused to sustain serious injuries including tear of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus, treated with arthroscopic surgery and bulges and herniations to the cervical and lumbar spine, treated with interlaminar lumbar epidural steroid injection and trigger point injection along with 10 months of physical therapy.

Despite this being a rear-end collision motor vehicle accident, Diana was successful in demonstrating that her client was not the sole cause of the accident, establishing that there was no stop sign at the accident location at the time of the alleged accident and plaintiff's own actions contributed to the accident. In addition, Diana was successful in establishing that plaintiff did not sustain a serious injury pursuant to the Insurance Law under any of the threshold categories, and thus, the jury returned a defense verdict for Diana's client.

About Cullen and Dykman’s General, Tort and Insurance Litigation Department

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.

About Cullen and Dykman

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, insurers, corporate and private property owners, educational institutions, religious organizations, corporate and private motor vehicle owners and operators, and not-for-profits. With over 180 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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