Our New York Personal Injury Attorneys Ben Rubinowitz and Peter Saghir recently obtained a $41.5 million Verdict for the wrongful death of a City sanitation worker who was struck by a sweeper truck.
43-year-old Steven Frosh, a City worker died on the job in 2014. He left behind a wife and 4 children aged 7 weeks, 3, 8 and 11 year-old. At the time of the accident, Mr. Frosh was in a city garage in Maspeth. He was making adjustments to his street sweeper truck when he was fatally hit by another street sweeper. He suffered excruciating pain for 2 to 3 minutes before succumbing to his injuries.
His wife, Bina Frosch, sued the City of New York for the negligence and carelessness of the worker driving the sweeper truck.
Ben Rubinowitz along with Peter Saghir tried the case on behalf of Mrs. Frosch before the Hon. Joseph Esposito in Queens Supreme Court. Mr. Rubinowitz stated: “Steven Frosch was one of the best New York City had to offer. He was a dedicated sanitation employee but even more a great husband and father who can never be replaced.”
Frosh “was killed as the result of negligence of a fellow sanitation worker” says Ben Rubinowitz. The negligent worker, Antonio G. DeCaro took his foot off the brake without putting his vehicle in park causing it to crash into Frosh.
Steven Frosh who had worked for 18 years as a city worker, including 4 as a police officer, was planning to retire to become a financial planner. Frosh who had been saving his money since he was 19 years old, frequently advised his sanitation colleagues about how to save for the future.
The jurors, 4 men and two women awarded to Frosh’s family $1.5 million for conscious pain and suffering, $15 million for past losses of parental care and guidance and financial support and $25 million for future lost guidance and financial support.
The family has released the following statement: “The loss has been unbearable to me and my four children and it always will be. I am grateful to the jury for recognizing how important Steve was to us.”
The verdict obtained by our personal injury law firm is one of the largest wrongful death awards in Queens County.