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Our Past Settlements and Verdicts

Our trial-tested attorneys have earned a reputation for obtaining results. We have helped injury victims recover millions of dollars:

$9.3 million – Truck Accident

A tractor-trailer struck a car; a 72-year-old woman who was a passenger in the vehicle suffered a brain hemorrhage resulting in paralysis and a permanent vegetative state. The jury verdict was awarded in Kings County, New York.

$2.08 million – False Arrest and Excessive Force

A 40-year-old woman was falsely arrested and subjected to excessive force by New York City police officers. She suffered lacerations, contusions and bruising to her face, head, neck, back and leg as well as post-traumatic stress disorder. The city made no offer prior to trial. The jury verdict was awarded in Kings County, NY.

$2 million – Truck Accident

A man in his mid-70s whose spouse was catastrophically injured in an auto accident was awarded loss of services for his injured wife. The jury verdict

$1.35 million – Construction Accident

A 50-year-old union electrician injured on a New York City construction site required multiple ankle surgeries. The electrician was classified permanently partially disabled by the Workers’ Comp Board. Settlement was reached in Queens County, New York.

$1.34 million – Trip-and-Fall Accident

A 66-year-old retired woman severely injured her knees when she tripped and fell on an electrical cord covering a sidewalk in Queens. Her injuries required bilateral knee replacements. Verdict was awarded in Queens County, NY.

$1.2 million – Trip-and-Fall Accident

A woman in her 60s tripped and fell in a crosswalk. She injured her knee and ankle, requiring a total knee replacement. The settlement was reached in Kings County, NY.

$750,000 – Trip-and-Fall Accident

A 72-year old woman tripped and fell on a sidewalk flag in Staten Island. The flag was raised by a tree root and she fractured her knee cap, which required a total knee replacement. Settlement was reached in Richmond County, NY.

$712,000 – Trip-and-Fall Accident

A man in his early 20s tripped and fell over a box at the New York Stock Exchange, injuring his back. He returned to work after two years, although classified permanently partially disabled by the Workers’ Comp Board. Compensation was awarded through arbitration.

$700,000 – Trip-and-Fall Accident

A 35-year-old woman was severely injured when she tripped and fell on a stone walkway at her apartment building. Her injuries resulted in multiple surgeries, including rib displacement surgery, microdiscectomy of back and arthroscopic knee surgery. Settlement was reached in Kings County, NY, after jury selection.

$650,000 – Pedestrian Knockdown

A woman in her mid-30s was struck by a New York City Fire Department ambulance and suffered an exacerbation of a preexisting lower back condition requiring lumbar discectomy surgery. Settlement was reached in Kings County, New York.

$650,000 – Slip-and-Fall Accident

A 51-year-old woman slipped and fell on liquid on a private bus. She injured her knee, requiring ACL reconstruction surgery. She returned to work after nine months. Jury verdict was awarded in Kings County, NY.

$625,000 – Slip-and-Fall Accident

 A 36-year-old male mechanic slipped and fell on ice while working in a parking lot. He fractured his shoulder, which required surgery. Settlement was reached in Kings County, NY.

$600,000 – Slip-and-Fall Accident

A 57-year-old man injured his back when he slipped and fell on water leaking from a pipe inside a building. The injury did not require surgery and he was classified permanently partially disabled by the Workers’ Comp Board.

$500,000 – Workers’ Compensation

A 53-year-old construction worker was awarded a settlement following a Workers’ Comp Board determination that he was classified permanently totally disabled.

$495,000 – Auto Accident

A 32-year-old plumber was injured in a motor vehicle accident. He suffered a back injury that did not require surgery as well as knee injuries that required arthroscopic surgery to both of his knees. He returned to work after seven months. Jury verdict was awarded in Queens County, NY.

$475,000 – Construction Accident

A construction worker in his late 30s suffered a brain injury after closing an open roof hatch and then slipping and falling while descending a staircase due to rainwater from the open hatch. Settlement was reached in Kings County, after opening statements.

$425,000 – Car Accident

A 46-year-old woman’s car was rear-ended and she injured her back. The injury did not require surgery. Settlement was reached in Nassau County, New York.

$375,000 – Trip-and-Fall Accident

A 64-year-old man tripped and fell on a cracked sidewalk, injuring his shoulder and requiring surgery. Settlement was reached in Queens County, NY.

$350,000 – Burn Injuries

A global structured settlement for two young brothers who suffered first- and second-degree burns in an apartment building fire. The fire was started in the basement by residents. We also recovered an additional $75,000 for minor burns the boys’ adult sister suffered as result of the same fire. Settlement was reached in Bronx County, New York.

$285,000 – Car Accident

A 70-year-old retired man suffered a ruptured patella tendon, which required surgery. The accident occurred when another driver ran a stop sign and struck his vehicle. Settlement was reached in Kings County, New York.

$275,000 – Trip-and-Fall Accident

A woman tripped and fell on a New York City sidewalk, suffering an ankle injury that required surgery. Settlement was reached in New York County.

$250,000 – Car Accident

A 35-year-old construction worker involved in a motor vehicle accident suffered a back injury that did not require surgery. He returned to work after a year.

$250,000 – Car Accident

A global settlement amount was awarded to a 55-year-old union worker involved in a rear-end motor vehicle collision while transporting material on the Staten Island Expressway. As a result of the accident, he suffered a shoulder tear. The total compensation was a combination of a Workers’ Compensation Board trial and subsequent appeal and a third-party claim. We successfully negotiated a 50% reduction of the workers’ compensation lien on the third-party lawsuit for a total value of over $250,000. The client did not need surgery and missed no time from work.

$245,000 – Nursing Home Abuse

An elderly stroke victim developed bedsores while under the care of a nursing home. Settlement was reached Bronx County, New York.

$230,000 – Trip-and-Fall Accident

A 30-year-old woman tripped and fell in a parking lot, injuring her elbow and requiring surgery. Settlement was reached in King County, NY, after winning a liability verdict.

$215,000 – Wrongful Death/Negligent Security

An 18-year-old resident of a New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) building in Brooklyn was killed. The assailant was able to gain entry to the building because of a broken door lock, which was known by NYCHA, but never fixed. The settlement was reached in Kings County, NY.

$200,000 – Construction Accident

A 54-year-old ceiling tile installer was injured when he tripped and fell on electric cable on a Lower Manhattan construction site, suffering a fractured wrist. Settlement was reached in Queens County, New York.

$175,000 – Slip-and-Fall Accident

A woman in her mid-50s slipped and fell on coffee that leaked out of a trash receptacle at a Brooklyn hospital. She injured her shoulder, which required surgery. Settlement was reached in Kings County, NY.

$162,000 – Burn Injuries

A developmentally disabled child was burned when she spilled soup on herself, causing first-degree burns on her thigh, because the facility was not properly supervising her. Settlement was reached in Bronx County, New York.

$125,000 – General Negligence

A teenage boy suffered a fractured wrist during karate class. The settlement was reached in Richmond County, after jury selection.

$120,000 – Product Liability

A 42-year-old man suffered a crush injury to his finger when a faulty window closed on his hand requiring surgery. He missed 10 days of work. Settlement was reached in Kings County, New York.

$100,000 – Bicycle Accident

A 25-year-old bicycle delivery man was injured when a passenger opened a commercial truck door in his path, knocking him down and injuring his knee, which required arthroscopic surgery. The settlement was reached in Bronx County, New York.

$85,000 – Pedestrian Knockdown

A 67-year-old woman was struck by a turning vehicle. She suffered minor physical injuries and severe post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of the accident. Settlement was reached in New York County.

$45,000 – Slip-and-Fall Accident

A 34-year-old woman slipped and fell on water while exiting the shower in a locker room of a prominent NYC cycling facility. She suffered a facial laceration with minimal scarring. The facility provided the plaintiff with inadequate shower slippers. Settlement was reached in NY County.

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