Hartford, CT: A jury in Hartford Superior Court late yesterday found UPS negligent in a truck/motorcycle accident in Windsor, Connecticut that severely injured Matthew Karotkin of West Hartford in June of 2012. The jury awarded Mr. Karotkin $3.4 million in damages with 20% comparative for a net award of $2.76 million. The case was a no offer/no pay case. Attorney Patrick Kennedy, from the Hartford Law Firm of RisCassi and Davis, represented Mr. Karotkin.
“UPS denied any responsibility for this collision from day one”, said attorney Patrick Kennedy. “This verdict, more than two years after the collision, finally holds UPS responsible for the serious harm that it caused Matthew Karotkin.”
The case involved a UPS driver named Celestino Amaral who was driving a UPS truck at the time of the accident. Amaral was attempting to make a left-hand turn onto Rainbow Road in Windsor when he turned that truck directly into the path of the motorcycle being operated by Karotkin, causing a collision of the two vehicles and injuries to the plaintiff.