$41,000,000 Slap at Verizon

A Brooklyn jury has ordered Verizon to pay $40.8 million to a man left brain damaged and partially paralyzed after being struck by one of the company's trucks.

Matthew Falcone, 53, was in a coma for weeks following the September 2006 incident in which he was hit by a Verizon vehicle going 50 mph in a 30-mph zone on Stillwell Avenue in Gravesend.

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