NYC Personal Injury Attorneys Ben Rubinowitz and Peter Saghir obtained a 41.5 M Verdict for the Wrongful Death of a City Sanitation Worker

NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2017 () — A Queens jury of four women and two men awarded the widow of Steve Frosh, a sanitation worker, $41.5 million for his death as a result of the negligence of the City of New York. 

Ben Rubinowitz along with Peter Saghir, both partners at the New York Personal Injury Law Firm Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf tried the case on behalf of Mrs. Frosch before the Hon. Joseph Esposito

On June 21, 2014, Steve Frosch was at work in a Department of Sanitation garage in Maspeth, Queens. He was making adjustments to his street sweeper when he was struck and killed by another sweeper truck. He suffered 2 to 3 minutes of agonizing pain 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 street sweeper.

At the time of the accident, Steven Frosch was 43 years old. He had four children ages 11, 8, 3 and 7 weeks old. The victim who had been working for the city for 18 years, including 4 as a New York City Policeman, was set to retire from the City in 2 years.  His goal was to become a Financial Planner.

The jury awarded $1.5 million for 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. “This is one of the largest wrongful death awards in Queens, without question,” said New York Personal Injury Lawyer Ben Rubinowitz who also 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.”

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.”

CONTACT: Ben Rubinowitz, 212 943 1090, [email protected]

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