What seems to be a turf war between rival New York City tour bus companies escalated after Pitoh Poyodi, an employee of Gray Lines, was assaulted by three employees of TopView Sightseeing in broad daylight. The incident took place on September 15, 2018, around 1 PM in Midtown, according to police reports and court documents. Poyodi suffered facial fractures and a groin injury.
Poyodi is suing Go New York, the parent company of TopView Sightseeing, for unspecified damages. This lawsuit is just the latest in a legal back-and-forth between the two companies.
Experienced New York personal injury lawyer Brian J. Elbaum is representing Poyodi throughout his legal claim. The assault has resulted in pricey medical bills and lasting trauma, which has left Poyodi unable to return to work at the bus company.
“There’s an ongoing issue relevant to competition between various tour companies in the city and it’s problematic,” said Elbaum. “What my client suffered from is an example of that.”
Brian J. Elbaum has over two decades of experience successfully helping residents of New York City recover compensation for their injuries. He is well-practiced in all areas of personal injury law, including motor vehicle and pedestrian accidents, slip and fall injuries, construction accidents, and wrongful death cases. If you have been seriously injured, please contact the Law Offices of Brian J. Elbaum today to schedule a free consultation.