Verdicts & Settlements

$10 MILLION - Verdict - A 77-year-old woman was driving through an intersection in Brooklyn when her vehicle struck a public bus. The elderly woman sustained leg and neck injuries. The verdict was reached in Kings County Supreme Court.

$3 MILLION - Settlement (New York Labor Law Section 240) - A male construction worker, age 42, fell off a ladder and injured his spine in Manhattan, New York. The injury required spinal surgery. Settlement was reached in Brooklyn just prior to trial.

$2.25 MILLION - Settlement - Awarded to a 57-year-old male who was knocked off his bicycle by an NYPD officer in Brooklyn. Because of the accident, the plaintiff required three surgeries. The settlement was reached after liability had been determined in Kings County Supreme Court.

$2.1 MILLION - Settlement - Female, age 39, was a passenger in a vehicle that was struck by a USPS truck. She suffered severe spinal injuries that required three surgeries and necessitated a Life Care Plan. The settlement was reached in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against the United States Postal Service.

$1.45 MILLION - Settlement - Awarded to a 25-year-old woman who suffered neck injuries when a bathroom ceiling collapsed on her in Queens, NY. Settlement was reached in Kings County Supreme Court.

$1.44 MILLION - Settlement - Male, age 27, was injured when his vehicle was rear ended by a commercial vehicle in Suffolk County, NY. Settlement was reached in Brooklyn, NY.

$1.2 MILLION - Settlement - A 33-year-old male was driving through an intersection in Brooklyn when his vehicle was struck by a City of New York Department of Sanitation (DSNY) salt spreader. The plaintiff suffered severe injuries. Allegations of intoxication of the injured male were unfounded and the case settled after deposition of a non-party witness (police detective).

$1.2 MILLION - Settlement - Female, age 43, tripped while exiting a Staten Island bar and sustained neck and back injuries. Settlement reached after liability verdict in favor of the plaintiff in Richmond County Court.

$1.12 MILLION - Verdict - A 33-year-old male was making a left turn in Queens when his vehicle was struck, and he sustained neck and back injuries. Verdict was reached in Queens Supreme Court.

$1.05 MILLION - Settlement - Female, age 29, fell down a flight of stairs that were not properly maintained in Brooklyn and suffered neck injuries that required surgery. Settlement was reached on the eve of trial in Kings County, NY.

$1.05 MILLION - Settlement - Awarded to a 47-year-old woman who was injured when the vehicle she was a passenger in crashed into a stationary container in Brooklyn.

$825,000 - Settlement - Male, age 33, was injured when his vehicle struck a tree in Queens, NY. Improper repair work to his vehicle caused the tire to come off the car which caused the accident. Settlement was reached during trial in Queens County, NY

$800,000 - Settlement - Awarded to a 26-year-old woman who was injured when bathroom ceiling collapsed in her Brooklyn rental apartment.

$750,000 - Settlement - Awarded to a male, age 57, who suffered back injuries that required surgery when his vehicle was rear ended in Brooklyn, NY.

$750,000 - Settlement - Awarded to a 52-year-old female who fell down a flight of stairs leading to the basement of a two-story rental home in Brooklyn, NY. Settlement was reached at the end of trial on the day of closing arguments in Kings County Supreme Court.

$725,000 - Settlement - Awarded to a 71-year-old female who injured her hip when she tripped and fell on a New York City sidewalk in Queens. Case was tried, appealed, and settled during the second trial in Queens, NY.

$700,000 - Settlement - A 52-year-old male was struck by a commercial vehicle as he was walking in Brooklyn, NY. The plaintiff suffered injuries to his left leg, left arm, and right elbow.

$600,000 - Settlement - Awarded to a 31-year-old male who was rear ended while working in Nassau County. The case settled for $100,000 from the vehicle that rear ended him and $500,000 was recovered from the plaintiff's employer's SUM (Supplementary Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist) policy.

$550,000 - Settlement - Awarded to a 49-year-old female electrician who fell off scaffolding in Manhattan, NY and sustained injuries to her right shoulder and neck. The case was previously dropped by another law firm.

$400,000 - Settlement - Awarded to a 22-year-old female whose vehicle struck an uncovered storm drain on a Bronx highway, which caused her to crash into the highway barrier wall. She suffered an ankle injury that required surgery. Settlement was received from the City of New York.

$344,000 - Verdict - An 11-year-old boy was injured (non-displaced fractured wrist that did not require surgery) during a school trip to a Bronx park when he tripped and fell on a tree root. Verdict was won against the New York City Department of Education, for negligent supervision of the adolescent, and the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, for negligent maintenance of the park.