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Selected Cases

The following featured cases exemplify our strong commitment to fight for justice and fair financial compensation for our clients. The list is illustrative, and does not reflect the many other settlements, awards and jury verdicts which are too numerous to list. Prior results on cases do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Confidential Construction Accident Settlement for a worker injured when he fell at a construction job site. Before jury trial and verdict in this case, the defendants’ insurance companies refused to make any settlement offer.  We then won a significant verdict in favor of our client that was one of the highest jury verdicts in New York State involving a construction accident in that particular year as reported by New York Law Journal’s Top Verdicts. The case settled shortly thereafter for a substantial amount which the defendants’ insurance companies and attorneys insisted be kept confidential.

Confidential Construction Accident Settlement for a laborer injured when he fell from a scaffold. Due to the significant settlement amount, the defendants’ insurance company and attorneys insisted the settlement and details of this case be kept confidential.

Confidential Van Accident Settlement for a pedestrian injured when he was struck by a van. Due to the significant settlement amount, the defendants’ insurance company and attorneys insisted the settlement and details of this case be kept confidential.

Confidential Truck Accident Settlement for a driver injured when his car was struck by a truck. Due to the large settlement amount, the defendants’ insurance company and attorneys insisted the settlement details be kept confidential.

Confidential Bus Accident Settlement for a driver injured when his car was struck by a bus. Due to the substantial settlement amount, the defendants’ insurance company and attorneys insisted the details of this case and settlement amount be kept confidential.

Confidential Premises Accident Settlement for a woman who fell on a commercial property. Due to the high profile of the defendants and particular nature of the case, the defendants’ insurance company and attorneys insisted the details of this case and settlement amount be kept confidential.

$3,750,000.00 Settlement – Wrongful Death Due to Defective Product – settlement for the family of a 40 year old man who died after a cylinder of MAPP gas he was using exploded due to design and manufacturing defects.  Not only was this settlement one of the highest of its kind obtained against this major cylinder manufacturer (a Fortune 500 corporation) which had fought multiple lawsuits against it in courts throughout the United States brought by different law firms representing persons injured due to defects in its cylinders, but it was also one of the highest settlements in New York State involving a defective product in that particular year as reported by New York Law Journal’s Top Verdicts.  The cylinder design has since changed and improved, and the specific defects have been redressed, thereby enhancing the safety for consumers and end users of this product.

$3,100,000.00 Settlement – Pedestrian Struck by Car – settlement for a pedestrian injured when he was struck by a car while he was standing on a sidewalk.

$3,000,000.00 Settlement – Hit and Run Motor Vehicle Accident – settlement for a man injured in a hit and run motor vehicle accident.

$2,700,000.00 Jury Verdict – Car Driver Struck By Truck – jury verdict for an immigrant from Fujian Province, China who was a driver injured when his car was struck by a truck that disregarded a stop sign.  This was the sixth highest overall reported jury verdict in New York State involving a motor vehicle accident for that particular year as reported by the New York Jury Verdict Reporter.  While an appeal of the verdict by the defendants was pending, we settled this case for $2,075,000.00.

$2,542,415.00 Judgment – Fall on Defective Staircase Inside Building – judgment against building owner for a woman who was injured when she was caused to fall on a defective interior staircase.

$2,400,000.00 Settlement – Defective Product Leading to Severe Burns – settlement for a handyman severely burned after vapors from an adhesive he was using ignited by a stove pilot light. To prove this complex products liability case against the adhesive manufacturer and other parties, we consulted and worked with renowned experts from Princeton University and Rutgers University, as well as other experts.  The labeling of the adhesive container has since changed and improved, and the specific defects have been redressed, thereby enhancing the safety for consumers and end users of this product.

$2,325,000.00 Settlement – Construction Accident – settlement for a man injured in a construction accident when he fell from a ladder after an overhead metal box fell onto him in a building that was undergoing a major renovation.

$1,850,000.00 Settlement – Truck Accident – settlement for a truck driver injured in a motor vehicle accident.

$1,800,000.00 Settlement – Construction Accident – settlement ($2 million total combined coverage of insurance policies) for a construction worker injured when he fell from a ladder at a construction site.

$1,090,000.00 Jury Verdict – Pedestrian Struck by Car – jury verdict ($1.3 million total coverage of insurance policies) for a man injured in a motor vehicle accident. The insurance company refused to extend to our client a significant settlement offer because it claimed his injuries were caused by his second car accident that occurred less than two months after his first car accident for which we brought this lawsuit. While a motion by defendant to set aside the jury verdict was pending, we settled this case for $1,050,000.00.

$1,000,000.00 Settlement – Car Accident – settlement for an immigrant who sustained a back injury in a car accident.

$823,000.00 Jury Verdict – Driver in Car Accident – jury verdict for a man injured in a motor vehicle accident when his car was struck by another vehicle. Before the verdict the defendant’s insurance company made a nominal settlement offer which the client rejected. During an appeal by the defendant, we settled this case for substantial amount.

$800,000.00 Settlement – Pedestrian Struck by Truck – settlement for a woman who was a pedestrian and was injured when she was struck by a truck.

$750,000.00 Settlement – Pedestrian Struck by Car – settlement for a pedestrian injured when he was struck by a car in Flushing, New York.

$750,000.00 Settlement – Passenger in Car Rear-Ended by Truck – settlement for a Chinese national visiting Niagara Falls who was injured when he was a passenger in a vehicle that was rear ended by a truck. The client returned to China shortly after this accident where he received all of his medical treatment.  In order to win this settlement, we traveled to China on two separate occasions to visit the client’s medical providers and to gather his medical records and diagnostic films and had them translated to English from Chinese and certified by the U.S. Consulate there in order to introduce them in the Brooklyn Supreme Court where his case was pending.

$750,000.00 Settlement – Construction Accident – settlement for a worker injured when he fell from a ladder in a commercial building that was under renovation

$750,000.00 Settlement – Construction Accident – settlement for a worker injured in a construction accident when he fell from a ladder in a restaurant that was undergoing renovation.

$750,000.00 Settlement – Passenger in Bus Accident – settlement for a passenger on a bus injured when the bus hit a pillar at the Sands Casino in Pennsylvania. The client did not seek treatment for a back injury until a month after this accident for which he eventually underwent back surgery.

$700,000.00 Settlement – Slip and Fall on Icy Sidewalk – for a woman injured when she fell on an ice-covered sidewalk in front of a building in Brooklyn.

$700,000.00 Settlement – Medical Malpractice – settlement for the estate of a man who died as a result of medical malpractice by a major hospital among others

$653,061.19 Award – 2 Passengers in Bus Accident – total arbitration award for 2 passengers on a bus injured when the bus skidded off an icy road in Pennsylvania and overturned.

$650,000.00 Settlement – Slip and Fall on Wet Floor in Building – settlement during a liability jury trial for a woman injured after she slipped and fell on a wet floor in her apartment building.

$585,000.00 Settlement – 2 Pedestrians Struck by Car – settlement during a liability jury trial for two pedestrians injured when they were struck by a motor vehicle.

$550,000.00 Settlement – Bicyclist Hit by Car – for our injured client who was a Chinese food deliveryman. The insurance company for the car driver refused to make an acceptable settlement offer before trial. At trial the jury rendered a verdict for our client and against the defendant finding her to be 100% at fault for the accident, despite her testimony and that of a non-party witness which pointed blame at our client for causing the accident.

$550,000.00 Settlement – Man Fell From Loading Dock – settlement for a man injured when he fell off an elevated loading dock at a community college. This case was dismissed by the lower court, and, following a successful appeal, the case settled.

$500,000.00 Award – Driver in Car Accident – combined settlement/arbitration award (settlement of full limits of underlying offending driver’s insurance policy, combined with award resulting from underinsured motorist arbitration) for a driver injured when his car was rear ended by another vehicle and where he claimed traumatic brain injury.

$500,000.00 Settlement – Burn Victim – (settlement represents the full limits of building owner’s insurance policy) for a tenant in a building who was burned after a cigarette he was smoking ignited his bed causing severe burns.

$493,679.84 Combined Settlement – Bus Accident – settlement for four bus passengers injured when heavy winds from Hurricane Sandy caused the bus to lose control and strike a concrete median.

$475,000.00 Settlement – Bicyclist Struck by Motor Vehicle – settlement for a bicyclist injured when he was struck by a vehicle.

$450,000.00 Settlement – Woman Hit by Truck – settlement for an elderly woman injured when she was struck by a truck while she was standing in the middle of a busy roadway.

$415,000.00 Settlement – Fall on Staircase – for a woman injured when she fell on a defective staircase in a building where defense counsel claimed she fell due to fainting episodes.

$395,000.00 Settlement – NYPD Police Officer in Car Accident – settlement for a NYPD police officer who was the driver of a motor vehicle injured after his vehicle was struck by a newspaper truck.

$395,000.00 Settlement – Boy Suffered Burns – settlement for a boy burned by liquid while he was in an apartment.

$390,000.00 Combined Settlement – Explosion At Bakery – settlement for two women injured by an explosion at a bakery.

$375,000.00 Settlement – Construction Accident – settlement for a man injured when he fell from a ladder while working.

$375,000.00 Settlement – Police Officer in Car Accident – settlement for a NYPD Officer injured when he was struck by a newspaper truck.

$375,000.00 Settlement – Infant In Car Accident – settlement for an infant injured when he was struck by a motor vehicle at a notoriously hazardous intersection near a school. As a result of this lawsuit and settlement, NYC transportation officials decided to install traffic lights at this dangerous intersection near a school where several children were seriously injured in a spate of accidents.

$364,281.51 Judgment – Woman Fell On Ice on sidewalk – judgment against building owner in favor of a woman injured when she fell on ice on sidewalk in front of a building.

$350,000.00 Settlement – Woman Fell Inside Building – settlement for a woman injured when she fell inside a building.

$337,500.00 Settlement – Elderly Woman In Car Accident – settlement for an elderly pedestrian injured when she struck by a motor vehicle.

$325,000.00 Settlement – Leaking Ceiling Caused Wet Floor – settlement for a chef injured when he slipped on water from a leaking ceiling while he was working at The Tavern on the Green Restaurant in Central Park, NYC.

$300,000.00 Settlement – Pedestrian Injured In Slip and Fall Accident – settlement for a deliveryman injured when he fell on an icy sidewalk in front of a residence (settlement represents the full limits of building owner’s insurance policy).

$300,000.00 Settlement – Woman Struck By Mirror of Truck – settlement for a woman injured when she was a pedestrian and was struck by the mirror of a moving truck. She sustained a disc herniation of the C5-C6 level for which she underwent surgery. The settlement is notable since our client was involved in a prior motor vehicle accident four years earlier where she sustained a herniated disc at the same C5-C6 level for which she had been undergoing extensive treatment prior to this settlement.

$300,000.00 Settlement – Elderly Woman Fell Inside Apartment – settlement for an elderly woman injured in her apartment.

$300,000.00 Settlement – Infant Injured in Restaurant – settlement for an infant injured in a restaurant.

$300,000.00 Settlement – Driver Drove Into Hole In Street – settlement for a driver of a motor vehicle injured when he drove his vehicle into an unprotected construction hole in the street.

$300,000.00 Settlement – Infant Injured by Falling Wall – settlement for an infant injured at a residence.

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