Verdict on 6/27/90 in the Supreme Court, Queens County of $1,500,000 reduced as excessive by the trial judge to $1,100,000 and subsequently reduced to $754,800 for 32% comparative negligence by the Plaintiff. Plaintiff, a 30-year-old bicyclist claimed to have been struck in the rear by Defendant’s motor vehicle, while Defendant claimed that the accident was head on caused by Plaintiff’s failure to stay by the side of the road. Plaintiff had a history of substance abuse. He sustained compound comminuted fractures of his left tibia and fibula, which were surgically repaired.