- $10,000,000 (Suffolk County Case) for a woman that was involved in a motor vehicle accident. The defendant had no license and ran a red light. The client had catastrophic injuries that left her in a vegetative state.
- $1,450,000 (Suffolk County Case) for an electrical apprentice injured while working. The client stepped into an opening that was not properly guarded. He sustained injuries to his lower back and hip. Due to the accident he had to have his hip replaced. The defendants argued that his symptoms were age related and degenerative.
- $1,370,000 (Suffolk County Case) for a truck driver that had his hand crushed by a beam while being loaded on his truck. The defendant argued that he was primarily responsible for the accident and should have been paying closer attention.
- $1,258,500 (Suffolk County Case) for man that was struck by a drunk driver. The other driver admitted to running a red light. The client suffered serious injuries including a broken arm and broken pelvis. In addition, the client had to have a surgery to his urethra. The settlement included funds from the convenience store that sold the other driver alcohol.
- $875,000 (Nassau County Case) for a woman that was hit in the rear by a drunk driver.
- $800,000 (New York County Case) An electrician from Suffolk County tripped and fell over construction debris. He fractured his non-dominant hand and underwent several surgeries. The defendant argued that the debris was “center piled” easily seen and that the plaintiff was not looking where he was walking. The case settled prior to trial.
- $800,000 (Suffolk County Case) for a retired woman that fell in a grocery store. The client stepped on a tile that was ½” higher than the rest of the floor. She had to undergo several surgeries to her leg. The insurance company argued that the difference in height between the tiles was “trivial” and not dangerous. We retained a highly regarded safety expert that was able to show why such a small difference in height was dangerous.
- $750,000 (Suffolk County Case) the client slipped and fell on ice in the parking lot of her office. She injured her shoulder and neck. Both areas required surgery. The insurance company argued that her neck surgery was due to a prior injury and her shoulder surgery was needed due to degeneration. On the eve of trial the case settled at mediation.
- $750,000 (Suffolk County Case) for a woman that fell in a horse barn. As a result of the fall she fractured a bone in her wrist and underwent surgery.
- $700,000 (Queens County Case) The client was a male in his late sixties that was working at a school in Suffolk County and was injured by a person delivering supplies. As a result of the accident he had surgery to his back and neck. The insurance company argued that his problems were degenerative. Most problematic was that prior to the accident he was told he needed neck surgery.
- $700,000 (Suffolk County Case) for a woman involved in a motor vehicle accident. The client did not have any broken bones or any surgeries but was diagnosed with RSD/CRPS. The defendant argued that her injuries were minor and her pain was a result of psychological issues.
- $600,000 (Queens County Case) for a New York Police Department officer from Suffolk who was involved in a motor vehicle accident in Queens. The defendant ran a red light and struck the police car. As a result of the accident he underwent two knee surgeries and was not able to return to work.
- $590,000 (Suffolk County Case) the client was driving a car for work and hit in the rear. The accident aggravated pre-existing injuries in his shoulder and neck. He had to undergo surgery to both body parts. The insurance company argued that the impact between the vehicles was light and that all his problems existed prior to the accident. Prior to arbitration the case was settled.
- $575,000 (Suffolk County Case) for a client that was a passenger in a car accident. As a result of the accident he suffered a broken arm and a broken ankle.
- $560,000 (Suffolk County Case) the client was in two car accidents that were six weeks apart. He injured the same body parts in both accidents. We were able to commence one lawsuit against the people responsible for each accident. This made it very difficult for each defendant to blame the other for the client’s injuries. The case settled after it was placed on the trial calendar.
- $530,000 (Suffolk County Case) the client was sixty two years old and involved in a motor vehicle accident. The two vehicles sustained very little property damage. She injured her knee and aggravated a pre-existing neck injury and had surgery to both body parts. The insurance company claimed her neck surgery was unrelated to the accident and blamed her problems on a prior motor vehicle accident she was involved in. The insurance company retained a bio-mechanical engineer that was going to testify at trial that the impact was too light to cause her injuries. After being scheduled for jury selection the case settled.
- $500,000 (Suffolk County Case) for a woman that was involved in a motor vehicle accident. The client’s car had no visible damage. The client had a serious back injury that required surgery. The insurance company offered $250,000 claiming the injury did not come from the accident. After beginning the trial, a settlement of $500,000 was reached.
- $475,000 (Suffolk County Case) the client was hit in the rear while stopped at a light. The defendant testified that he was also stopped and took his foot off of his brake and rolled into the client’s vehicle. The client’s vehicle had a dent and approximately $700. in damage. Several years prior to the accident the client had neck surgery and at the time of the accident he was still suffering from neck pain. The accident aggravated his problem and he was forced to undergo two additional neck surgeries. The defendant contended that he would have needed the two surgeries even if the accident did not occur. The case was settled while on the trial calendar.
- $475,000 (Suffolk County Case) for a woman involved in a car accident. The defendant’s vehicle backed into her car while she was stopped. As a result of the accident she had surgery to her lower back.
- $400,000 (Suffolk County Case) the client was driving when the defendant hit her car in the rear. Her car sustained very little damage to its rear bumper. The client did not make complaints of back pain in the Emergency Room but within several weeks back pain developed. She ultimately had surgery to her lower back. She missed very little time from work and had an excellent recovery. The insurance company’s doctor stated that her surgery was unrelated to the accident. After an initial offer of $200,000 the case settled at mediation for $400,000.
- $400,000 (Nassau County Case) for a seventy-five-year old woman who slipped and fell on ice. She sustained a broken ankle which required two surgeries. The defendants argued that she was not watching were she was walking. During the trial a settlement was reached.
- $400,000 (Queens County Case) the client lives in Smithtown but got hurt while working at JFK Airport. He injured his lower back while working on an airplane. At the time of the accident he was sixty-eight years old. Prior to the accident he was treated for lower back pain and was recommended to have surgery. Several years after the accident he had lower back surgery. The insurance company claimed that all of his back problems were pre-existing and degenerative. After being scheduled for a trial the insurance company agreed to pay $400,000.
- $375,000 (Suffolk County Case) the client was hit in the rear while driving. The client did not see a doctor until four months after the accident and missed no time from work. The client’s injuries required surgery to his neck and the insurance company claimed that it was not related to the accident. They offered $75,000 to settle the case. After a mediation with a judge the case settled for $375,000.
- $365,000 (Suffolk County Case) the client was parked in her work vehicle when a truck backed into her. Neither vehicle sustained any property damage. The client sustained serious injuries to her back. At a trial conference the insurance company offered $125,000. One month later at mediation, the case settled for $365,000.
- $350,000 (Suffolk County Case) for a seventy-six year old woman who was a passenger in a motor vehicle involved in an intersection collision. As a result of the accident she had surgery to her neck. The defendant argued that the problems with her neck were degenerative and age related.
- $150,000 (Suffolk County Case) for a man involved in a motor vehicle accident. The defendant admitted to running a red light, but his insurance company refused to make a settlement offer. The client suffered a herniated disc in his neck and a torn labrum in his shoulder. The insurance company claimed these “soft tissue” injuries were not deserving of any compensation. A Suffolk County jury awarded him $150,000.
- $100,000 (Suffolk County Case) the client was hit in the rear and her car had $750 in property damage. She sustained soft tissue injuries to her neck and back. The insurance company initially offered $5,000 to settle the case which was rejected. During the course of litigation, the insurance carrier made a motion claiming that she did not sustain a “serious injury” and asked the judge to dismiss her case. The motion was denied, and litigation continued. After prolonged litigation on the eve of trial the insurance company agreed to pay their entire $100,000 policy.
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