In Langan v. The City of New York, the plaintiff, a 79-year-old paraprofessional for the New York City Department of Education, was seriously injured due to a twisted traffic light at an intersection. The light was facing the wrong direction causing the plaintiff to believe she had a green light when the light was supposed to be controlling traffic coming from another road. The defective light caused the plaintiff and another car to crash in the intersection. During a two-week trial, evidence was presented that the light in question was twisted for at least two months prior to the accident. The jury concluded that this was sufficient time for New York City police officers and crossing guards to report the defective light so it could be repaired. The jury awarded $700,000 to the plaintiff for her pain and suffering, which included two surgeries to repair leg and heel fractures.