$1,100,000 for a metal worker
A sheet metal worker from Suffolk County tripped and fell over construction debris while descending a staircase. He injured his lower back. Due to his injury he underwent a surgical procedure. The defendant’s argued that he was not looking where he was walking and choose not to use the handrail. In addition they claimed he fell because he missed a step and did not trip over debris. The case settled at mediation after the client’s deposition.
$875,000 for a woman
$875,000 (Nassau County Case) for a woman that was hit in the rear by a drunk driver.
$1,258,500 for man struck by a drunk driver
$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.
$800,000 for an electrician that tripped and fell
$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.
$10,000,000 for a woman
$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 for an electrical apprentice work injury
$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 for a truck driver that had his hand crushed
$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.
$800,000 for a retired woman that fell in a grocery store
$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.