Bus Accident $5,000,000.00*
A 12-year-old student who was traveling by New York City Transit Authority bus from an after-school program to a church play rehearsal was in the process of transferring from one bus to another at Westchester Avenue near 163rd Street in the Bronx, New York, when he was hit by yet another Transit Authority bus. The boy suffered crushing injuries to his left foot and a closed head injury which resulted in mental deficits including impairments to his ability to concentrate, memory, and verbal skills. The case went to trial and was won on appeal.
Construction Site Accident $2,000,000.00*
A laborer who was involved in demolition of a large building was working in the basement level when he was run over by a crawler with tracks that was backing up. The basement was dimly lit and the noise from another crawler in the area drowned out any back up warning device. The plaintiff suffered a crushed leg and ankle that required several surgeries.
Elevator Drop $1,400,000.00*
Elevator drop accident in a Queens hospital causing neck injury with surgery.
School Bus Accident $1,400,000.00*
School bus accident in the Bronx as the result of speeding, causing back injury with surgery.
Maritime Wrongful Death $1,200,000.00*
Barge strikes pleasure boat causing wrongful death in Long Island Sound.
Trucking Accident $950,000.00*
Rear end truck accident where a tractor trailer struck a box truck on the Long island expressway in Nassau County causing back injuries with surgery.
Automobile Accident $850,000.00*
Rear-end multi-vehicle collision in the Bronx causing spinal injuries requiring surgery.
Lead Paint Exposure $850,000.00*
A child in a New York City school in Brooklyn, New York suffered severe lead poisoning from exposure to peeling, chipping and cracking lead paint. The child suffered severe cognitive and behavioral injuries.
An infant was visiting a café at a landmark in New York, New York with his parents when he was caused to be burned by the negligence of the café employees and a patron in spilling a hot beverage upon the infant. The infant was suffered severe burns.
Wrongful Death/Medical Malpractice $600,000.00*
A middle aged man visited a hospital in Queens, New York complaining of symptoms of stroke. He was seen in the emergency room who diagnosed him with high blood pressure. Two weeks later, he visited another hospital in Queens, with stroke symptoms. He was not given a clot dissolving medication, suffered a massive stroke and died.
Trip and Fall $590,000*
A 60 year old woman was walking her dog on a sidewalk in Manhattan, New York, when she tripped and fell on a raised and uneven sidewalk. She fell and fractured her right elbow. She required multiple surgeries. The case was settled before trial.
Safe Place To Work $500,000.00*
The plaintiff was installing boilers in the basement of a middle school in Commack, Long island, New York, when the one of the boilers fell, crushing his hand. He suffered a compound fracture of the right thumb and proximal phalanx that required an external fixator to right thumb and internal fixation surgery of the fracture with percutaneous pinning. The Labor Law of the State of New York, Sections 200, 240(1) and 241(6) applied.
Slip and Fall $475,000*
A 65 year old woman had slip and fall on ice on a ramp in front of a deli in the Bronx, New York. She suffered a fractured ankle and required two surgeries. The case was settled before trial.
Construction Accident $470,000.00*
A glazier fell through an unguarded opening in the floor of a building, falling 15 feet. The job site was found to be unsafe as there was no proper protective cover over the opening and the construction site was not safe for workers on the site. He suffered multiple fractures of the hand and arm requiring pinning and surgeries.
Trip and Fall $315,000.00*
The plaintiff, a professional harpist, tripped and fell on a sidewalk adjacent to Lincoln Center, New York City, New York, on a raised and cracked sidewalk. The sidewalk was within 12 inches of a utility grate on the sidewalk. He suffered an avulsion fracture of the triquetral bone of the left wrist; a tear of the volar radial ulnar ligament of the left wrist and posterior cruciate ligament tear of the lateral meniscus of the right knee which required arthroscopic meniscectomy and arthroscopic chondroplasty surgery.
Bus Accident $300,000.00*
Passenger on a New York City Transit Authority bus on Church Avenue in Brooklyn, New York, was injured when she tripped and fell in a hole in the street. The bus failed to pull fully into a bus stop and failed to provide her a safe place to exit the bus. She suffered fractures to both ankles with surgery.
Bicycle Accident $300,000.00*
Bicyclist struck by a car at a yield turning lane in Poughkeepsie, New York, suffering a fractured tibia with surgery.
Trip and Fall $250,000.00*
Pedestrian tripped and fell in the elevator lobby of a parking lot for a mall on Northern Blvd. in Long Island City, Queens, New York. She tripped on a handicap ramp that was not constructed to the New York City Building Code specifications. She suffered a broken elbow with surgery.
Automobile Accident $225,000.00*
A driver of a minivan was struck by a car that passed a red light at the intersection of Jackson Avenue and Sunrise Highway, Hempstead, Nassau County, New York. She suffered a severe herniated disc to her back.
Ladder Fall $200,000.00*
Construction worker fell from ladder on a Baker scaffold at a construction site in Brooklyn and suffered fractured arm with pins.
Trip and Fall $150,000.00*
Patron of a supermarket in Manhattan, New York suffered injuries when she was tripped by an employee of the supermarket. She suffered injuries to her knee with surgery.
Falling Object $150,000.00*
The plaintiff was an electrician who was injured in Manhattan, New York when an overhead ceiling panel containing light fixtures was caused to fall from the ceiling while it was being handled by another contractor. He was struck on the head and fell to the ground. He suffered a tear of the supraspinatus tendon of the left shoulder with impingement and partial cuff tear which required arthroscopy surgery of the left shoulder.
Civil Rights – Police Misconduct – Excessive Force $75,000.00*
A young man and his friends exited a New York City nightclub at 4 AM. They noticed two visibly drunk young ladies entering a parked vehicle to drive away. One person in the group brought it to the attention of a New York City Police officer standing outside. The Police officer was verbally abusive to her. The young man commented to the officer as to his use of language. The Police Officer physically assaulted the young man throwing him to the ground and smashing his face to the sidewalk causing injuries. He was arrested for disorderly conduct and taken in for processing. He was held overnight and eventually arraigned. After several court appearances, the criminal case was completely dismissed against the young man. A Civil Rights case pursuant to United States Code Section 1983 was commenced.
* These results do not guarantee a similar outcome.