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Verdicts and Settlements

 

 

$7,030,000 Verdict in the Bronx for an MTA Bus Driver who was injured while on duty when he was struck by a van while he was a lawful pedestrian. This case settled for $1,775,000 pursuant to the terms of a “high-low” entered into during trial.

 

$5,300,000 Settlement in the Bronx, just prior to opening statements for a union plumber who was seriously injured in a construction accident and is unable to work for the rest of his life.

 

$4,750,000 Verdict and settlement post-trial, in Queens for an undocumented worker who was involved in a construction accident and was seriously injured when he fell approximately 10 feet while working on an exposed beam with no safety devises provided, whereby he could safely perform his work.


$4,200,000 Settlement for a Local 3 electrician who fell from a ladder and fractured his hip, requiring surgery to implant hardware.  The seriousness of his injury prevented him from returning to his prior occupation.  Liability in this matter was hotly contested and the matter would have proceeded to trial on liability and damages.


$3,750,000 Settlement in the Bronx for a chiropractor who was injured when he was struck by a private school bus. The seriousness of his injuries prevented him from returning to his prior occupation.


$3,000,000 Settlement in the Bronx in the midst of a two week long trial for a construction worker who fell from a scaffold and was seriously injured.  The settlement also included the entire waiver of a workers compensation lien of over $320,000 making the value of the settlement $3,320,000.


$3,000,000 Settlement for a Bronx resident who was struck by an unmarked police vehicle causing serious spinal injuries which required multiple surgeries.


$3,000,000Settlement in Manhattan for a union laborer who was seriously injured when he fell approximately ten feet through an unguarded opening while working on a crane at a construction site.


$2,750,000 Settlement in Brooklyn for a construction worker who was seriously injured while working on a scaffold.  The case settled after a two week long liability trial and while the jury was deliberating.


$2,600,000Settlement in Brooklyn for a 59 year old union carpenter who fell from a ladder and required a spinal surgery.

 

$2,600,000 Settlement with the City of New York for a union waste hauler who was injured while on his way to work in a serious collision with a street sweeper. resulting in a severe knee injury.

 

$2,225,000 Settlement during trial for a Bronx man who was seriously injured in a collision with a Fire Department vehicle and required spinal surgery


$1,900,000 Settlement in Queens, just prior to jury selection, for a federal agent who was seriously injured when he slipped and fell on ice in a parking garage.


$1,760,000 Settlement in Westchester County for a union laborer who partially fell through a hole in a scaffold and required spinal surgery as well as knee surgery.  The settlement included the entire waiver of a $260,000 Workers Compensation lien.


$1,588,000 Verdict In Westchester County for an undocumented landscaper who was seriously injured during a motor vehicle accident.  The matter subsequently settled for $1,250,000 (entire policy limits) pursuant to the terms of a "High-Low" agreement.

 

$1,500,000 Settlement in Bronx County for a roofer who fell from a scaffold and seriously injured both his ankles and required surgery.


$1,150,000 Settlement in Westchester County for a union laborer who was injured at a construction site when gravel was thrown onto him.


$1,070,000 Verdict in Queens County for an undocumented worker who fell from an elevated platform and suffered a serious knee injury which required multiple surgeries.  At the time of trial, the plaintiff was working full time as a construction worker.  With interest from summary judgment, the verdict is worth nearly $1,300,000.

 

$1,087,000 Settlement in Queens during trial for an 85 year old woman who was seriously injured while crossing a busy intersection in Queens and struck by a motor vehicle.

 

$1,025,000 Settlement in New York County for a union plumber who was injured when a beam fell on him at a construction site resulting in a spinal surgery.


$1,125,000 Settlement in the Bronx for a passenger in a motor vehicle who was seriously injured when he was struck by a vehicle which had disregarded a stop sign.

 

$1,009,000 Verdict in the Bronx for a Verizon worker seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident in the Bronx. The highest offer before trial was $100,000. We ultimately settled this case for $1.1 Million. Thus we were able to procure additional money over the policy limits for our client.


$1,000,000 Settlement in Brooklyn (entire insurance limits) for a woman who required spinal surgery due to a motor vehicle accident while she was a passenger in a taxi.


$990,000 Settlement during trial in Brooklyn for a pedestrian who was seriously injured when she was struck by a motor vehicle which was turning as she was crossing the street.


$975,000 Settlement in Nassau County for a 71 year old painter who fell from a ladder and suffered serious shoulder injuries.


$975,000  Settlement in Westchester County for a 65 year old woman who was involved in a trip and fall accident and suffered a serious shoulder injury and required multiple surgeries


$975,000 Settlement in Suffolk County for a laborer who was seriously injured when he fell from a scaffold.


$975,000 Settlement in Queens for a construction worker who fractured his elbow after falling from a scaffold.  The insurance limits were $1,000,000.


$975,000 Settlement in Brooklyn for a laborer injured in a slip and fall at a construction site resulting in shoulder and knee surgeries.


$950,000 Settlement for a union secretary who was injured in the Bronx during a collision with a tractor trailer.


$900,000 Settlement in Brooklyn for a construction worker injured while working on a scaffold.

 

$890,000 Settlement for a retired postal worker who was seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident in Queens.


$850,000 Settlement in Queens (out of a $1,000,000 insurance policy) for a woman who was involved in a motor vehicle accident and required back and shoulder surgery.


$775,000 Settlement in Brooklyn (out of a $1,000,000) for a union doorman who was involved in a motor vehicle and required shoulder and spinal surgery


$755,673 Settlement in Nassau County for a woman who tripped and fell due to a defective grate and was required to have a revision of a spinal fusion that she had over 20 years prior.  The settlement included a waiver of an approximately $230,000 workers compensation lien.

 

$750,000 Settlement in Brooklyn for a laborer who fell from a scaffold while working in an elevator shaft injuring his shoulders


$750,000 Arbitration award under a Underinsured insurance claim.  Our client suffered serious shoulder injuries which required multiple surgeries.   This is one of the largest SUM arbitration awards to date.

 

$750,000 Settlement in Brooklyn for a union laborer who was injured when materials fell onto him from a hoist while working at a construction site.

 

$750,000 Settlement during trial in Brooklyn, for an 87 year old woman who suffered a serious eye injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident.


$750,000 Settlement in Queens County for a 64 year old woman who tripped and fell in a parking lot and suffered serious shoulder and neck injuries.


$630,000 Settlement in Queens County for an undocumented worker who fell from a platform and required three arthroscopic surgeries.


$620,000 Settlement in Brooklyn for a woman who was injured when an express bus came to a sudden, jarring stop while she was waiting to get off the bus at her stop, while on her way home from work.


$600,000Settlement in Queens County for a union carpenter who tripped and fell on studs left by another trade.  He required two arthroscopic surgeries and eventually returned to work as a carpenter.

 

$500,000 Settlement in Brooklyn for a trip and fall accident at a moving company jobsite.  Our client seriously injured his ankle requiring two arthroscopic surgeries

 

$487,000 Verdict in the Bronx for a 77 year old man who fell while exiting a city bus and broke his leg.