A Connecticut state trooper who suffered a severe concussion after his cruiser was rear-ended in 2015 on a roadside in Greenwich has filed a civil suit seeking money damages.
According to the Nov. 7 lawsuit filed in Stamford Superior Court and moved to U.S. District Court on Dec. 1, Patrick Dwyer had his lights activated as he helped state Department of Transportation personnel changing the construction pattern on Route 15 when his car was hit. The lawsuit states that Mikhail Treybich of Long Island, New York, was speeding in a limousine when he struck Dwyer. The suit does not state what the speed limit was or how fast Treybich was going.
In addition to injuries to his head and knee, the lawsuit states Dwyer suffered injuries to his spine and left arm. Some of the injuries could be permanent in nature, according to the lawsuit, which seeks at least $15,000.
In addition, the suit claims Dwyer lost income due to missing work because of his injuries. The lawsuit does not state how much time Dwyer missed, how much he incurred in medical expenses, or name Treybich’s insurance carrier.
Dwyer was forced to pay for hospitalization, surgery, X-rays, physical therapy and medicine, according to the lawsuit.
Dwyer is represented by Jeffrey Ment, a partner with Silver Golub & Teitell in Hartford. Ment did not respond to a request for comment Monday.
Treybich is represented by Michael Kenney, counsel for Ryan Ryan Deluca in Hartford. Kenney told the Connecticut Law Tribune that “the case is early on and we are looking to see where discovery leads us and then we will try to resolve it amicably, if at all possible.”
The case will be heard by U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven.