On January 4, 2017, our client, a 56 year old woman, was working as a bus matron and was a passenger on a school bus that was parked in front of a public school in Queens when a large truck backed up into the bus.  The truck was owned by a milk company and was filled with milk at the time of the crash. 

Milk truck that struck the bus our client was in at time of crash

As a result of the crash, our client suffered life-changing injuries to her back and shoulder which required her to undergo multiple surgeries, including a shoulder surgery and a lumbar spinal fusion surgery.  Schulman Blitz, LLP brought a lawsuit on behalf of our client against the driver and owner of the milk truck that caused the crash.  After years of litigation, the case was scheduled for trial and then the Coronavirus pandemic began. 

Stephanie Mastrocola, Esq.

Despite the crisis, Stephanie Mastrocola, Esq. and Justin Blitz, Esq. arranged a virtual mediation, at which time they settled the case for $750,000.