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.
$3.5 MILLION – Settlement (New York Labor Law Section 240) – A male construction worker, age 28, suffered a severe hand injury requiring surgery. He suffered no other physical injuries aside from the hand but as a result could no longer return to work.
$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.
$2.55 MILLION – Settlement for the Estate of woman who had slipped and fell in a supermarket requiring spinal surgery. The death was unrelated to the accident.
$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.
$2.25 MILLION – Settlement while engaged at trial – A 33 year old male who was a passenger in a vehicle was struck by a truck. This resulted in a 2 level disc replacement surgery.
$2 MILLION – Settlement – A 40-year-old female suffered a spinal injury sustained when her vehicle was struck in a Brooklyn intersection. Settlement was reached in King’s County Supreme Court.
$1.921 MILLION – Settlement – Rear end collision in Suffolk County. A 72-year-old male suffered aggravation of a pre-existing spine condition that required several spine surgeries prior to the accident, including 2 spine fusion surgeries during the same year as our accident. Defendants argued junction failure and pre-existing spine condition. Case settled while engaged in trial proceedings.
$1.8 MILLION – Settlement – Awarded to a male who slipped on a wet floor on private property. The floor was just mopped and adequate signage was not visible to alert individuals of the slippery surface.
$1.5 MILLION – Settlement – 40-year-old client was injured in a car accident in Brooklyn and required fusion spine surgery. Case settled just prior to trial.
$1.5 MILLION – Settlement – Male, age 45, was struck by a truck while crossing a Brooklyn street. The injury required a single-level discectomy to the cervical spine and surgery on left shoulder.
$1.475 MILLION – Settlement – A family’s vehicle was struck in an intersection when a fire tuck ran through a red light. The fire truck claimed to have sirens and flashing lights activated at the time of accident and asserted an “emergency doctrine” defense, citing they were responding to an emergency and had the right of way.
Despite a heavily contested battle over liability, plaintiff’s attorney’s crafty lawyering secured $1.475 million dollar result to assist in the victim’s (female in 40s) recovery from injuries and cervical spine fusion
$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.
$1.3 MILLION – Settlement – A 34-year-old woman was injured when she stepped off the back of an MTA NYC Transit Authority Bus in Brooklyn. She injured both of her ankles and required multiple surgeries. Case was settled with both the City of New York for their negligent maintenance of the sidewalk curb and with the New York City Transit Authority for their negligent alightment of the passenger.
$1.25 MILLION – Settlement – 37 year old female pedestrian was struck in the crosswalk while crossing the street. This resulted in an open reduction internal fixation surgery to the left leg.
$1.25 MILLION – Settlement – 23 year old male passenger in a taxi required left shoulder surgery and a 1 level lumbar spine surgery.
$1.225 MILLION – Settlement – Awarded to a motorcyclist who was involved in an accident with a car. After the motorcyclist was ejected from his vehicle, he suffered a severe injury to his leg as it was ran over by a bus.
$1.2 MILLION – Settlement – A 55-year old female tripped and fell on a raised saddle that existed between her kitchen and hallway within her own apartment. She suffered fractures to her ankle that required multiple surgeries. Defendants argued our client resided within the unit for more than 10 years and was aware of the defect.
$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.
$1 MILLION – Settlement – Female in her 20s was struck by a passenger vehicle while crossing mid-block in a heavily trafficked Queens intersection. Many other law firms rejected the case but we felt the victim was entitled to compensation.
$875,000 – Mediation – Disabled female in her 40s was injured in a Staten Island assisted living residence after a tragic fall. We helped secure this compensation for the victim to assist in her recovery of a minor spine surgery.
$865,000 – 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
$850,000 – Settlement – 52 year old female slipped and fell while exiting an elevator. This led to lumbar spine surgery and right knee surgery.
$825,000 – Settlement – 10 year old boy slipped and fell on urine in a bathroom. During this lawsuit we claimed negligent supervision and improper conversation of a faculty bathroom. The fall resulted in bilateral hip injuries including surgery.
$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.
$715,000 – Settlement – Male motorist was injured when their vehicle was struck in a Bronx intersection and required single level spinal fusion.
$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.
$590,000 – Settlement – Female, age 35, injured her spine during a car accident in Nassau County. The victim had pre-existing spinal injuries but it was determined the car accident aggravated her condition. The settlement was reached after liability verdict in favor of the plaintiff in Nassau County Supreme Court.
$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.