Verdicts & Settlements

Results Matters

The following are some of our recent verdicts and settlements. All of the cases listed, as well as many others, were reported in the New York Jury Verdict Reporter

 

*** Among the "highest" in the state for their respective years

  • *** $30,300,000.00 - James McCrorie was one of three attorneys who attained this verdict for five individuals injured in a devastating automobile accident. The verdict was listed in the annual "Book of Lists" published by the New York Law Journal in March 2006 as the second highest verdict in the State of New York for 2005. The combined offer for all clients was under $1,000,000.00 prior to the verdict.
  • $26,000,000.00 verdict for a 32 year old union concrete worker who sustained devastating injuries to both his right leg and back after falling through an unsecured opening in the floor of a major construction project. After multiple surgeries he unfortunately underwent a below the knee amputation. The verdict represented his past and future medical expenses, lost earnings, and pain and suffering. At the time of the trial the client was still in active medical treatment and was attempting to seek new employment in a non construction setting.
  • $14,000,000.00 settlement attained with co-counsel for a 43 year old married father of three who was paralyzed from the waist down when injured at a major department store due to negligence in failing to follow their own safety guidelines.
  • $12,777,046.00 verdict for a 58 year old union steamfitter who was involved in a work-related accident at a construction site. At the time of the accident, the client was a passenger on an exterior personnel hoist that unexpectedly fell approximately 10–15 feet and crashed onto the concrete floor below. The client sustained permanent injuries to his neck and back requiring surgeries to both his cervical and lumbar spine. The verdict represented his past and future medical expenses, lost earnings and pain and suffering. At the time of trial the client was still in active medical treatment and was unable to return to work as a steamfitter.
  • $12,500,000.00 settlement at trial for 42 year old union carpenter who sustained severe head injuries after the floor board of his scaffold collapsed causing him to fall several stories. The client was hospitalized for several weeks, and also sustained injuries to his back, right hip, and right shoulder which required arthroscopic surgeries. We were prepared to prove lost wages for the remainder of his career as well as lifetime medical costs had the defense not agreed to settle.
  • $11,100,000.00 verdict for a 49 year old union steamfitter, who permanently injured his left hand, neck, and back after falling 18 feet when the scaffold he was working on tipped over. The client’s injuries necessitated several surgeries, and permanently disabled him from returning to work as a steamfitter. The defense doctors claimed that his left hand was cured enough to allow him to return to work, and that his neck and back injuries were preexisting as he was in regular chiropractic treatment prior to the accident. The jury disregarded these opinions, and agreed with Plaintiff’s doctors, who opined that his left hand injuries were permanent and debilitating, and that the accident caused his neck and back injuries, as well as aggravations of any preexisting conditions. The jury awarded the full amounts requested for lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
  • $9,800,000.00 verdict for a 47 year old ironworker, who was struck by a 200 pound piece of concrete that fell from a structure above during demolition. He was immediately taken to the emergency room where several staples were placed in his head to close a wound. He eventually required a cervical and lumbar surgery and arthroscopic surgery to his shoulder. At the time of trial the client was still in active treatment and was attempting to seek new employment in a non construction setting. The verdict accounted for his past and future lost earnings, as well as his expected medical expenses and pain and suffering.
  • $9,250,000.00 settlement achieved as trial counsel for a 32 year old construction worker at trial after putting in plaintiff’s complete case. The accident occurred when the floor the client was working on collapsed while he and his co-workers were moving a heavy wall into place. The client had severe back injuries which prevented him from returning to work as a manual laborer. We proved an inability to return to work in his chosen field, as well as the need for extensive future medical treatment. We conceded that the client could do some form of work and focused on the loss of union benefits including pension and annuity.
  • $9,000,000.00 settlement just before the start of trial for a 37 year old union sandhog who sustained severe injuries to his neck and shoulder requiring multiple surgeries. The accident occurred when a cart carrying debris broke free in an underground track and tipped over the man lift he was working on 12 feet in the air.
  • *** $8,400,000.00 verdict for a 27 year old construction worker who severely injured his back when he fell from a ladder approximately 20 feet. The client had several surgeries. The jury found that this young client would never be able to return to work again and awarded him his lost wages and medical costs for life, in addition to his pain and suffering. This verdict was the second largest verdict in New York State for a construction accident in 2002.
  • $7,250,000.00 settlement at trial for a 36 year old union ironworker who sustained severe injures to both feet when he fell 18 feet after a crane swung material dangerously close to him causing him to fall off a beam to the ground below. The main issue in the case was the client’s future lost wages as he had only been in the union for nine months and was on probation at the time of his accident.
  • $6,500,000.00 settlement just before the start of trial for a 38 year old union ironworker who sustained injuries to his head, neck and knees when he was struck with w piece of falling plywood. The client had been working on a high floor when winds outside knocked the plywood loose from a few floors above.
  • $6,300,000.00 settlement during trial for a 50 year old union steamfitter who sustained injuries to his back and neck as the result of an exterior hoist – elevator free falling 2 floors. The defense claimed the impact was minimal due to springs in the pit and other safety measures in place. Plaintiff refuted these claims and pursued the claims through trial.
  • $6,100,000.00 verdict for a 50 year old woman, who was a pedestrian struck by a tour bus as she attempted to cross an intersection after leaving work. Although there was a dispute as to whether she was within the crosswalk, the jury determined that defendants were 100% liable for the accident. As a result of the collision, the client sustained severe injuries to her nose, knees, left shoulder and neck. She required several surgeries. The verdict encompassed all of her claims for of past and future damages.
  • $6,000,000.00 settlement during trial for a 40 year old union steamfitter who injured his leg and hip when he fell 17 feet into an improperly protected hole – chamber on a worksite of a major water purification plant.
  • $6,000,000.00 settlement for a 47 year old construction worker, who was struck with a metal rod that fell ninety (90) feet from above. He sustained serious neck injuries requiring two surgeries. The settlement occurred shortly before the scheduled trial date and encompassed all of his claims of past and future damages.
  • $6,000,000.00 settlement as trial counsel for a 56 year old ironworker, who was injured when a hoisting device malfunctioned and pinned him against a piece of concrete slab. He suffered severe injuries to his knees, right shoulder, low back and neck. As a result of the accident, he underwent multiple arthroscopic surgeries to his right shoulder, left knee and right knee. His back injuries required several epidural injections and a surgery. The settlement was obtained just prior to the commencement of trial.
  • $5,900,000.00 settlement during trial for a 47 year old union ironworker who fell partially into a unprotected hole while preparing to do his work. It was discovered that another trade had left the hole uncovered hours before as they had planned to run pipe through it later the same day as the accident. The client injured his knee and back.
  • $5,800,000.00 verdict for a 58 year old union ironworker. He was injured when he slipped and fell into a floor opening that he was working on with his partner. He injured his left knee, neck, back and left shoulder. The defense focused on his prior injuries and lawsuits but the Jury sided with the Plaintiff, finding the new injuries would stop him from continuing as a union ironworker.
  • $5,800,000.00 verdict for a 53 year old union steamfitter who received an electrical shock from an exposed wire causing him to fall from his ladder. He sustained neck and back injuries requiring surgery. The verdict included awards for pain and suffering, future medical expenses, wage loss and statutory interest as our firm won liability through motion practice.
  • $5,600,000.00 verdict for a 62 year old union ironworker who tripped on a mislaid piece of equipment and fell into an unguarded opening to the floor below. The client injured both heels requiring immediate surgery and a one week hospitalization. The client also aggravated a prior injury to his back and required injection therapy. The defense claimed that he would have stopped working by the time of the trial in any event, and we countered with proof that he would have kept working until at least age 67.
  • $5,500,000.00 verdict for a 31 year old musician who was injured when the tour van he was traveling in was struck in the rear by a tractor trailer. The client sustained a severe knee injury requiring surgery, along with facial scars caused when he was ejected from his vehicle. He is luckily able to still pursue his chosen career path.
  • $5,300,000.00 settlement at trial for a 45 year old steamfitter injured when his ladder slipped out from under him causing devastating knee injuries requiring three surgeries. He was unable to return to work after the accident and lost the wages for approximately 20 years, which were substantial when compounded over time. The client had a son shortly after the accident and was supporting him at the time of trial. His treating surgeon would have testified to the need for a total knee replacement in the future.
  • $5,150,000.00 verdict for a 31 year old union dock worker who sustained career ending knee injuries when he was caused to slip on mud and debris caused by the drilling process. The jury found that the general contractor and owner violated the regulations in place to dispose of the water and debris, and failed to provide the client with a safe place to work. He was caused to undergo three surgeries to his left knee. Evidence was presented for the need for continued medical treatment in the future. At the time of trial, the client had attained a job in another filed making much less money than he did in construction. The jury awarded the difference between the two careers, as well as other irtmes of damages.
  • $5,100,000.00 settlement for a union worker who sustained severe crush injuries to the leg requiring several surgeries. This 40 year old gentlemen was unable to perform his pre-accident work duties and was forced to retire on a disability pension. The settlement was to be paid out partly in a lump settlement and partly in a structured settlement making the eventual payout many times the structured amount. A structured settlement in the right circumstances insures a guaranteed return and stream of lifetime tax free payments.
  • $5,000,000.00 settlement for 40 year old construction worker who fell from a faulty ladder and injured his shoulder, neck and back. The client remained in treatment at the time of trial. His case settled the day jury selection.
  • $5,000,000.00 verdict for a 45 year old union iron worker who sustained injuries to his neck and back when a piece of equipment broke free from it’s secure position approximately 10 feet above his head. The 40 pound device struck him and knocked his hardhat off his head and his body to the ground. The client had previously injured his neck and back, and had in fact gone to trial before and was awarded money by a prior jury. We proved that the client sustained new devastating injuries that ended his career in construction.
  • $4,800,000.00 settlement during trial for a 49 year old union sheetmetal worker who fell from a ladder when another device being used nearby fell and struck his ladder. The client sustained what initially appeared to be a minor foot injury. However, over the course of the litigation he was required to undergo multiple surgeries due to infections and complications.
  • $4,750,000.00 settlement for a 45 year old union steamfitter. While placing flexible ductwork into the building being constructed, the ladder he was working on slid out from underneath him and he fell to the floor below causing right shoulder dislocation and a rotator cuff tear. He underwent a right shoulder arthroscopy and was unable to continue his work as a union steamfitter.
  • $4,500,000.00 settlement for a 55 year old union painter who sustained severe injuries after he fell from a scaffold. The client suffered severe neck injuries requiring immediate surgery which rendered him unable to return to work. The settlement was obtained after mediation, just prior to the commencement of the trial.
  • $4,000,000.00 verdict as trial counsel for a 49 year old union ironworker, who was hit and pushed off a truck by a hoist lifting bundles of glass curtain wall. He suffered severe injuries to his left ankle and foot, requiring three ankle surgeries.
  • $3,900,000.00 verdict for a 53 year old union ironworker who injured his ankle when he stepped into an uncovered drain hole on a active construction site. The defense argued that the defective condition was open and obvious and we argued that the condition was equivalent to a trap as it was immediately on the other side of a threshold the client was required to walk through to do his job. The client had left his union for 16 years while he pursued another career, and was only back in the union for six months at the time of the accident. He was able to work for six months after the accident but was forced to stop after a surgery was required to repair his ankle ligaments.
  • $3,850,000.00 settlement for a 31 year old union concrete worker who injured his back, knee and shoulder when the scaffold he was working upon collapsed, sending him to the concrete floor below. Because of the injuries the client had to stop working in construction and will need to be re-trained in another field. The settlement was achieved on the eve of trial.
  • $3,750,000.00 settlement attained for a 58 year old head mechanic, previously a union steamfitter, who permanently injured his back and suffered injuries to his head and left shoulder when the ladder he was working on moved out from underneath him. His injuries required several epidural injections and spine surgery, and rendered him unable to return to work. The settlement was obtained during mediation, just prior to the commencement of the trial.
  • $3,500,000.00 verdict for the wrongful death of a school custodian who fell down an elevator shaft due to improper training and procedures in place at a New York City school. The elevator had also been in disrepair for some time before the accident.
  • $3,500,000.00 settlement as trial counsel for union Steamfitter who fell into an unsecured hole at a construction site. The client sustained injuries to both shoulders, but was able to return to work after the initial surgeries. Subsequently, his injuries progressed and further surgeries were required rendering him unable to continue work as a Steamfitter.
  • $3,450,000.00 settlement for a 53 year old non-union laborer who was injured when a large fork lift / lull backed over the clients leg causing severe crush injuries. The client had several operations to his right leg and aggravated preexisting back injuries. The settlement encompassed all of his claims of past and future damages.
  • $3,450,000.00 settlement for a 38 year old union taper. While taping drywall and the ceilings on stilts, he slipped on debris left on the floor and fell sustaining injuries of his lower back and left knee. He underwent a left knee surgery shortly after the accident. After conservative treatment for his lower back injuries and several epidural injections, he underwent a lumbar fusion surgery. The settlement occurred shortly before the scheduled trial date.
  • $3,400,000.00 settlement after verdict as trial counsel for 65 year old union carpenter who fell from a scaffold at the World Trade Center site requiring immediate surgery to his spine. He also suffered head and shoulder injuries.
  • $3,400,000.00 verdict for 56 year old paralegal who was injured after being hit in the rear by a truck at a stop light while a passenger in a taxi. The client required surgery to both her shoulder and neck. There was no lost wage claim as it was agreed that she would someday be able to return to some form of employment. However, she required funds for a lifetime of medical follow up care. The award also included an amount for pain and suffering.
  • $3,200,000.00 settlement for a 26 year old union ironworker who sustained injuries to his neck when the scaffold above him collapsed causing the wooden platform to hit his head. The client was treated for minor injuries the day of the accident, but eventually his pain increased and he was forced to stop working and seek more aggressive treatment.
  • $3,100,000.00 settlement during trial for 42 year old union bricklayer that was injured during the renovation of a New York City school. The client fell off of a scaffold and injured his back and neck. The client was still treating with medical doctors at the time of trial.
  • $3,015,000.00 verdict for a 67 year old ironworker who injured his leg, hip and back when a crate tipped over on him while in the process of unloading windows from a flatbed truck via crane. The crate knocked him off the side of the flatbed truck and caused him to fall 5 feet below.
  • $3,000,000.00 settlement for the wrongful death of a young man as a result of the negligence of a summer camp counselor. The client was at a summer camp when the accident occurred. The case was brought by his parents.
  • $2,900,000.00 settlement the day trial was to begin for a 41 year old construction worker injured after loose plywood he was walking upon shifted causing him to fall to the floor below. The accident caused back injuries that eventually required surgery. The client had just become a member of his union and was unable to return to work due to the accident.
  • $2,800,000.00 verdict for a 47 year truck driver who severely injured his neck when he was struck head on by a car that was cut off by a commercial truck making a delivery.
  • $2,700,000.00 for a 59 year old union steamfitter who injured his neck after a fall from a ladder, and eventually required surgery when conservative treatment failed. This client had previously injured his neck and the insurance company insisted that he should take a reduced amount because of his previous injuries to the neck a few years before the subject accident. Additionally, they thought his age was a factor and that he would not have worked to age 65 as we alleged. We never backed down and achieved a settlement on the eve of trial and achieved a settlement that encompassed all of the losses alleged.
  • $2,700,000.00 settlement achieved for the surviving spouse and two adult children for the wrongful death of a 48 year old man who was tragically killed in a commercial airplane crash.
  • $2,700,000.00 verdict for 44 year old food deliveryman whose vehicle was broadsided by a car that ran a stop sign. The client had surgeries to both knees and his neck. Although able to return to work, the jury awarded him future damages for pain and suffering, as well as future medical expenses for life. The final offer before verdict was $250,000.
  • $2,350,000.00 verdict as trial counsel for 70 year old union carpenter who fell from a scaffold at the World Trade Center site requiring immediate surgery to his spine. He also suffered permanent neck injuries and claimed permanent residual pain and limitation.
  • $2,325,000.00 settlement attained for a 53 year old electrical worker, who permanently injured his back and suffered injuries to both his wrists and left shoulder, when an electrical box he was working on fell from the ceiling and the ladder he was using moved out from under him. His injuries required several surgeries and rendered him unable to return to work. The settlement was obtained after mediation, just prior to the commencement of the trial.
  • $2,100,000.00 verdict for a 53 year old steamfitter who slipped and fell on water at a construction site sustaining an injury to his knee that required an arthroscopic surgery. Although the client only missed 6 days of work as a result of the accident, the jury agreed with his treating surgeon that he would one day require a knee replacement due to his continued complaints. By the time of trial, the client had received two rounds of synthetic cartilage injections.
  • $2,000,000.00 settlement after liability verdict for a 47 year old Sheriff who was injured in a car accident while at work. The client was picking up uniforms for his battalion when a truck hit another vehicle and dragged it into his marked Sheriff’s SUV. The accident caused a nerve injury to his dominant arm when it struck the center console. The injuries required two surgeries to his arm causing a loss of sensation that interfered with his ability to function and caused constant pain. The client was able to continue working as a Sheriff after the accident and was working at the time of trial.
  • $1,800,000.00 settlement for a 48 year old construction worker injured when he fell from a defective ladder on a new building under construction. The client sustained injuries to his arm and back requiring surgery.
  • $1,800,000.00 settlement for a 45 year old construction worker who injured his back after tripping on exposed wire at his work site. He was in the process of erecting a high rise building in Manhattan when the accident occurred.
  • $1,750,000.00 jury verdict for a 62 year old woman and her 84 year old friend who were injured in a car accident on their way to church. They were struck by an employee of a major rental car company who was speeding to get a vehicle to another rental location. The 62 year old woman received $1,200,000.00 for a fracture pelvis and collarbone and the 84 year old woman received $550,000.00 for a fractured vertebra.
  • $1,750,000.00 settlement for a 39 year old construction worker injured at a worksite when the ladder he was working upon fell after unexplainably shifting. The responsible party never informed the client that the dock he was working upon would hydraulically lower periodically. The client sustained extensive back and knee injuries.
  • $1,700,000.00 verdict for a 39 year old administrative assistant whose vehicle was side-swiped by a New York City Transit Authority bus, causing back and knee injuries. The defendant’s experts claimed that the client merely sustained strains and sprains, but the jury sided with our experts, finding that the client sustained permanent debilitating injuries. In addition to the money damages verdict, the jury found in favor of the client and assessed 100% of liability against the bus driver.
  • $1,700,000.00 settlement for a 46 year old truck driver who was injured when a tractor trailer hooked onto the back of his vehicle while making a left turn and dragged him into a third vehicle. The client sustained a neck injury which was eventually operated on 18 months later.
  • $1,600,000.00 settlement during the jury selection process for a 45 year old union steamfitter who slipped and fell on debris on a staircase at the worksite, injuring his ankle and shoulder. The defense was prepared to argue that it was the client’s fault for not watching where he was going – but we were confident that our expert would have persuaded a jury otherwise had they not settled.
  • $1,500,000.00 verdict for a 60 year old contractor who was struck in the rear by a truck while stopped in traffic on his way to work. He sustained what was thought to be minor back strain which later developed into a debilitating back condition that caused him to stop working. He eventually returned as a supervisor of minor jobs only and claimed that he could no longer perform manual labor due to his injuries.
  • $1,500,000.00 pre-trial structured settlement for a 39 year old construction worker injured when his scaffold tipped over due to the negligence of other contractors on the job.
  • $1,500,000.00 settlement for a 40 year old construction worker who fell from a ladder that was perched on top of a scaffold. The precarious placement was required as it was the only means of access to the cathedral ceiling he was hired to paint. The client sustained injuries to his back which eventually required surgery. The settlement was reached on the eve of trial.
  • $1,450,000.00 settlement for 47 year old woman who was struck in a crosswalk by a limousine in New York City. She sustained a severe leg injury requiring three surgeries. The policy was $1,500,000.00 and the insurance company basically gave up the trial costs on the eve of trial.
  • $1,400,000.00 settlement for 58 year old union Theatrical Teamster who slipped on wet steps during a light rain. The client was working on the set of a movie and was exiting the temporary trailer that was being utilized as a restroom. The claim was that there was an improper handrail and defective / worn grip taping on the metal stairs. The client sustained back injuries requiring ongoing treatment.
  • $1,400,000.00 verdict for a 49 year old woman who severely injured her neck in a major department store while shopping. The accident occurred when a folding chair fell from a higher shelf of the display she was attempting to remove a chair from. The jury found that the store negligently stacked and displayed the item. The jury also found that the client would never be able to return to work as a teacher and awarded her lost wages and medical costs for life - in addition to her pain and suffering.
  • $1,375,000.00 settlement one week before trial for a 48 year old man who injured his neck and back when he was hit in the rear by a truck while stopped at a red light.  The client was forced to go on disability from work as a result of the accident.
  • $1,350,000.00 settlement for a 32 year old woman who sustained severe neck injuries after her car was struck by a school bus while stopped in traffic. Although able to work for two years after the accident, she was unfortunately forced to leave her employment when her conservative treatment failed and surgery was performed to remove the damaged discs in her neck.
  • $1,300,000.00 settlement during jury selection for a 45 year old off duty firefighter who badly injured his foot while he was inspecting the renovation of his home. A newly constructed staircase collapsed causing him to fall to the floor below and sustain injuries to his heel. The client was still working as a firefighter at the time of the trial and settlement, although he was out of work for a while immediately after the accident.
  • $1,250,000.00 settlement (insurance policy limits) for a 22 year old man who sustained severe head injuries as a passenger in a car being driven by a friend of his. At the time of the accident, his friend was intoxicated. The young man has made incredible strides in his recovery and has hopes to return to work.
  • $1,250,000.00 settlement during trial for a 19 year old man injured in a car accident (insurance policy was $1,300,000.00). The client was a passenger in his girlfriend's car when they were broad sided by another vehicle that was speeding. He required surgery to his back for a herniated disc.
  • $1,200,000.00 settlement after liability verdict for two 55 year old women who sustained knee injuries when a bus ran a red light and struck their car.  The defendants denied running the light but settled after the jury found otherwise.
  • $1,100,000.00 settlement attained during trial for a 56 year old union steamfitter. While climbing down a ladder to access a steam line, the ladder shifted and caused him to fall backward into a concrete wall causing dislocation of his right shoulder and a tear of his rotator cuff. He was unable to return to work after a shoulder surgery, several cortisone injections, and ongoing physical therapy.
  • $1,100,000.00 verdict for the wrongful death of a 59 year old man who was struck by a school bus after getting off work as a cleaner at the airport. The client had only been in the country for a few months and was hoping to become a citizen through his continued status in the US. He was survived by his wife and adult daughter who he lived with at the time of the accident.
  • $1,077,000.00 verdict for a 17 year old woman who slipped and fell at a major supermarket chain while shopping with her mother. The store failed to utilize caution signs in the area where an employee had previously mopped. The client required surgery to her knee and will require future medical treatment.
  • $1,000,000.00 settlement for a 49 year old steamfitter who fell from a ladder and injured his shoulder and back when he fell from a ladder due to defendants negligence. Initially he returned to work after a few months of rehab and was able to work for almost 5 years thereafter. Had to stop working shortly before the trial date due to an exacerbation of pain.
  • $1,000,000.00 settlement during trial for a 33 year old school bus attendant who injured her right ankle while helping children off the bus in front of a school. The young woman twisted her ankle on a broken sidewalk curb and eventually developed a severe pain syndrome that prevented her from working.
  • $1,000,000.00 settlement (insurance policy limits) during trial for a 22 year old man who was a pedestrian struck by a security vehicle as he attempted to cross a highway within a crosswalk. Although crossing against a red light, the jury believed him when he testified that the he was stopped within a marked shoulder at the time of the accident waiting for the defendant to pass. He sustained a significant head injury and severe leg fracture.
  • $980,000.00 combined verdict for a mother and daughter injured in a car accident. This 32 year old mother sustained injuries to her back and settled for $150,000.00 at trial. Her 7 year old daughter was awarded more than $730,000.00 for a five inch scar to her forehead. The payout to the daughter was worth approximately $1,500,000.00, as it will be paid over time until she reaches adulthood.
  • $950,000.00 settlement for a 40 year old worker who fell from a ladder while installing a water filtration system in a municipal building. The ladder was owned by the municipality and was proven to be defective. The client sustained a leg injury and required surgery to correct the condition.
  • $950,000.00 verdict for a 46 year old woman who broke her foot in several places after being struck by a falling light pole that was struck by a tractor trailer. The jury found that the client would require follow up medical care for life.
  • $925,000.00 settlement for 43 year old code enforcement officer struck by a car in a shopping center parking lot while he was writing a summons to another vehicle that was illegally parked. He sustained injuries to his hip and knee. Although he was able to return to work after several months, he returned in a limited duty capacity.
  • $900,000.00 verdict for the fatal injures a 23 year man who was struck by a delivery while riding his bicycle to work. The case was defended under the theory that the decedent caused his own accident and injuries. We called several witnesses who proved that the accident was the fault of the truck driver. The young man was survived by his parent and siblings who he lived with at the time of the accident.
  • $900,000.00 verdict for a 47 year old man who fell due to inadequate lighting at an apartment building while in the course of his employment. The client injured his left knee and required two surgeries.
  • $900,000.00 settlement for a union custodian who fell from a ladder while painting a NYC School. While already close to retirement age, this accident stopped him earlier than expected. His injuries were to his back, neck, and knee. The settlement gave him his wages plus an additional amount for his pain and suffering.
  • $800,000.00 settlement during trial for a 45 year old man who sustained injuries to his back and shoulder when he struck in the rear by a mini school bus while waiting at a red light. The compensation was for his injuries only as he owned his own business and was able to continue to run same from the time of accident through the trial.
  • $750,000.00 settlement for a union timberman injured due to an improper guard on the saw he was using at work. The defense expert was going to argue that the guard was proper and that the client was misusing it – while our expert was prepared to show the jury why the guard was improper through a video demonstration. The case settled in a pre-trial mediation.
  • $725,000.00 settlement during trial for a 45 year old woman who sustained injuries to both knees in a car accident requiring arthroscopy surgery.
  • $605,000.00 verdict for a 76 year old woman who fractured her leg after receiving an electric shock at a convenience store after brushing up against a refrigerator. The jury found that the refrigerator was not properly grounded and caused the accident.
  • $600,000.00 settlement for a 28 year old woman who slipped and fell in a fast food restaurant after an employee mopped in the counter area without her knowledge. She sustained knee and back injuries and was forced to leave her new job as a result of medical complications.
  • $530,000.00 settlement after liability verdict for a 45 year old construction worker who sustained injuries to his back and shoulder while driving to work. The client was a passenger in his co-worker’s van when a tractor trailer struck them while making an illegal u-turn. The client was able to continue working until the time of trial.
  • $525,000.00 settlement during trial for a 70 year old man who slipped and fell in a supermarket on a wet ramp at the entrance fracturing his right hip.
  • $500,000.00 settlement during trial for a 43 year old construction worker who fractured his left knee when a scaffold that he was working on collapsed. The firm also obtained lifetime social security disability benefits for the client.

* The preceding are a sampling of the types of cases we handle, and the results we attain for our clients. There are many other notable verdicts and settlements too numerous to list.