Case Results

construction accidents

$5M

for a worker who fell from a ladder, broke both arms, and developed Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) causing chronic pain in one of his arms.

$4M

settlement for a worker who became disabled after a floor collapsed beneath him at a construction site causing him to fall two stories.

$3.5M

a laborer on a construction project was directed to work on top of a twenty foot ledge without any safety devices. While working he fell and sustained a fractured calcaneus, elbow and pelvis requiring surgery with the placement of a plate and screws to hold both together again. He could not work in construction any longer due to his injuries.

$3.25M

an electrician on a construction project descended a flight of stairs where there was a piece of metal embedded in the landing as he approached his work area. He tripped on the piece of metal and stumbled head first into the wall, sustaining significant injuries to his neck in the form of herniated discs. He underwent several surgeries to his neck with the implanting of metal plates to fuse his spine in those areas.

$3.15M

for a union steamfitter who was struck by a falling object and causing him to be thrown from a ladder while repairing an HVAC system at a commercial building and sustaining disabling neck and back injuries.

$3M

for a plumber who fell from an A-Frame ladder when it fell over causing him to break his femur and injure his back requiring surgery and resulting in disability

$2.5M

for a union electrician whose finger was crushed by a falling pipe resulting in an extensive fracture and the onset of reflex sympathetic dystrophy / complex regional pain syndrome (RSD / CRPS)

$2M

for a plumber who fell from a ladder while repairing a cooling system at a commercial property, sustaining multiple fractures of his hand resulting in disability.

$2M

for a laborer buried by debris falling at a demolition project resulting in neck and back injuries and disability.

$1.9M

for a laborer who fell from a roof of a two story building while installing waterproofing sustaining multiple disabling injuries.

$1.8M

for a union steamfitter who was struck by a falling hoist sustaining back injuries resulting in disability.

$1.75M

obtained for a laborer who was performing sheet rock installation and taping on a construction project when he fell off an A-Frame ladder situated on top of the Baker’s scaffold causing him to fall two stories to the floor below and sustained significant back and head injuries requiring surgeries.

$1.75M

for a union ironworker who sustained bilateral knee injuries on two separate construction projects resulting in multiple knee surgeries and disability.

$1.7M

at trial for a worker caused a fall from a scaffold. He will receive tax-free payments for the rest of his life.

$1.06M

trial verdict for a bricklayer who fell from a sidewalk shed fracturing his wrist necessitating surgery

$1.375M

for a worker who fell from a ladder while trying to repair a drainage pipe at a high-rise building.

$730,000

litigated and settled a case for a laborer who had his thumb amputated in a construction accident when a steel beam fell and stuck his hand. His thumb was able to be reattached, but he lost partial use and function as a result of the accident.

medical malpractice

$7.35M

for a young man who was severely brain injured during a procedure at a hospital.

$5M

for the family of a woman who was severely brain damaged during a routine endoscopy

car accidents

$7M

verdict for a client who sustained an injury to her neck requiring surgery due to an automobile accident.

$4.95M

for a woman struck by a bus resulting in brain injury and disability.

$4.65M

at trial for a client who was a back seat passenger in South Carolina when a bus driver fell asleep and pushed the plaintiff’s vehicle off of the road.

$2.5M

for a driver struck by a truck – We represented a man who was driving a vehicle which was struck by a truck in a sideswipe accident causing injuries to his spine which required surgery to his neck and low back causing him to be unable to work in any gainful employment.

$1.5M

litigated and settled a case for a driver who was injured when another driver made a left turn across his path resulting in a collision, which caused serious hand, knee and back injuries.

$1.2M

During jury selection, negotiated a settlement in the amount of $1.2 million for a young man injured in a car accident when another car struck him causing him to sustain neck, back and hip injuries requiring surgeries.

$1M

tried a case for a client who sustained leg injuries when a truck struck her as she was walking on the sidewalk. After trial, a jury returned a verdict for slightly over $1 million.

$950,000

an 85 year old woman was crossing the street when she was struck by a delivery truck as it was backing up. The truck broke her leg in several places requiring her to undergo significant surgery. We negotiated a settlement for her in the amount of $950,000, part of which will help her hire assistants to help her with her daily needs at home.

$900,000

settlement for the estate of an elderly man killed in a car accident.

$900,000

settled a case for a husband and wife injured in a car accident as passengers. This case was settled just before a trial.

$800,000

a little girl who was struck by a bus making a left turn at an intersection in Brooklyn, resulting in significant scarring to one of her legs.

$750,000

for a young man hit by a bus while crossing the street, sustaining ankle and head injuries.

$700,000

or a client who was in a car that was rear-ended by another vehicle. This case was settled after a trial.

$600,000

litigated and settled a case on behalf of a pedestrian who was struck by a motor vehicle causing her to sustain a broken leg requiring surgery.

$425,000

for a young boy who was struck by a car. The child suffered a concussion injury, and post-traumatic stress disorder that affected his school work. This case was settled during trial. The money will be held in trust for him until his 18th birthday.

$400,000

for a school teacher in Westchester County who was struck by a car while crossing the street. This case was settled before trial.

Playground/Parks Accidents

$5M

litigated and settled a case for $5 million for a client who was injured by a falling tree limb in a New York City Park. This case was settled before trial.

$700,000

for a child who was at a children’s play center and fell from a piece of defective equipment. This case was settled after a trial.

$700,000

settled a case for a young girl who sustained leg injuries at an indoor playground due to a dangerous condition and lack of supervision.

$250,000

for a man struck by a falling tree limb causing neck injuries.

Premises Liability

$2.5M

for the estate of an elderly man crushed by an elevator which malfunctioned causing him to be caught between the elevator car and the elevator shaft wall

$1.25M

for a man buried beneath a falling parapet wall as he was walking on the adjacent sidewalk, resulting in neck and back injuries requiring surgical intervention

$1.2M

for a woman who fell through an open and unmarked sidewalk cellar door sustaining head injuries.

$875,000

for a woman who sustained back injuries when she slipped and fell in her apartment due to a leaky ceiling.

$750,000

for a young man who fell from a fire escape when the railing gave way resulting in fractured facial bones requiring surgery.

$500,000

for a woman who was scalded as a result of an improperly installed stove in her apartment. This case was settled before trial.

Slip and Fall Accidents

$1M

for a teacher who slipped and fell at school and sustained back injuries that caused disability and forced an early retirement as a result.

$875,000

for a woman who sustained injuries to her back when she slipped and fell in her apartment due to the negligence of her landlord.

$650,000

for a client who sustained head injuries when she tripped and fall due to a broken curb on a sidewalk.

$500,000

for a client who sustained injuries to her hip and elbow when she tripped and fell due to a defective sidewalk.

$450,000

litigated and settled a case for a client who slipped and fell on ice outside a car dealership’s service department resulting in low back injuries.

$192,000

for a woman who suffered a fracture of her elbow in a fall due to a defective city sidewalk.

Pedestrian Accidents

$1.5M

In a tragic, heart-wrenching accident, an elderly couple was struck and killed by a drunk driver while they were crossing the street. The driver pled guilty to charges of driving while intoxicated and causing the couple’s death and was sentenced to serve time in jail.

$800,000

litigated and settled a case for a little girl who was struck by a bus making a left turn at an intersection in Brooklyn. The accident resulted in significant scarring to one of her legs which she will have to a degree for the rest of her life.

$690,000

litigated and settled a case for a 94-year-old man who was hit by a driver as he was crossing the street, resulting in a fractured hip requiring surgery.

Elevator Accidents

$2.5M

for the estate of an elderly man crushed by an elevator which malfunctioned causing him to be caught between the elevator car and the elevator shaft wall

$1.175M

for a client who was injured when an elevator she was on malfunctioned.

Boating Accidents

$850,000

litigated and settled a difficult liability case on behalf of a passenger on a personal watercraft, which struck a bridge causing our client to be thrown off the vessel and into part of the bridge sustaining serious injuries.