Lewis Brisbois recently obtained summary judgment in a bus accident case. The plaintiff alleged she sustained personal injuries while she was a passenger aboard the N6 bus line after our client, an insured bus driver braked suddenly to avoid a collision. The hard stop caused the plaintiff to fall down and become injured.

In the suit, we moved for summary judgment on the issue of liability, arguing the accident occurred as the result of an emergency and not of the bus driver's own doing, and used video of the accident and the bus driver's testimony as evidence. The court agreed, granting the motion and dismissing the plaintiff's case.

New York Partner Adam N. Schwartzstein handled the matter.

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