Verizon will pay $125M to family of mom paralyzed when rotted pole fell on her
Verizon will pay 5M to family of mom paralyzed when rotted pole fell on her

The family of an Essex County mother who sued Verizon after a weathered pole fell on the woman and left her paralyzed settled its lawsuit against the utility company on Monday for $125 million, according to court documents.Maria Moser Meister, 50, a lawyer from West Orange, was injured on Jan. 23, 2017 in Union City when she was struck by the pole as she waited for a bus for her commute to work in New York, according to the complaint.Court documents state the 43-year-old wooden pole was partially rotted and snapped at its base, crushing the woman’s head and body.Meister suffered multiple fract…

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