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Below are just some of our past results:
$2.8 million verdict for pedestrian knockdown:
Our client was a pedestrian crossing the street when she was hit by a yellow school bus making a left-hand turn. As a result of the impact, she was forced to fall to the ground and sustained an injury to her shoulder and lower back, both of with resulted in surgeries. At trial, the defendants argued that our client crossed unexpectedly in the middle of the street in between two parked vehicles and that the bus was able to stop in time and not make contact with our client. The defendants also argued that our client had a history of back problems and that the injuries claimed to her shoulder and lower back were pre-existing and not caused by this accident. After a full trial, a jury found the defendants 70 percent at fault and awarded our client $2.8 million.
$1.7 million settlement for a driver making a left-hand turn:
Our client was an ambulance driver responding to an emergency call. While in the process of making a left-hand turn with the ambulance lights and sirens in operation, he was struck by a vehicle going straight. Our client sustained neck and back injuries resulting in a need for cervical spine surgery. Prior to trial, all parties agreed to attend a mediation in an attempt to resolve the matter. Defendants vigorously argued that the injuries sustained by our client were pre-existing and not caused by the accident. They claimed that our client did not need the surgeries. The matter was resolved to the benefit of our client in an amount of $1.7 million.
$2 million settlement for child hit by car:
Our client, a young boy, was crossing the street near his home on Staten Island when he slipped on ice in the roadway and was hit by a car. While the car only had $25,000 in insurance, we were able to prove that the icy condition was the result of The City of New York failing to properly maintain its drainage system and failing to remove the ice. This resulted in a total settlement of $2 million following years of litigation and a jury trial.
$2.1 million settlement for driver with back and shoulder injuries:
A mediated settlement was reached on the eve of trial on behalf of our client who was a driver of a motor vehicle which was struck in the rear by a bus. Our client sustained injuries to his back and to his shoulder and underwent surgery to both body parts, and has been unable to return to work as a result of his injuries.
$1.5 million for client rear-ended by truck:
Our client, a 37 year old man, was struck in the rear by a truck while driving his car and subsequently underwent neck surgery. The defendant claimed our client cut him off. We aggressively litigated the case and on the eve of trial the defendant agreed to pay $1.5 million after previously taking a "no-pay" position.
$1.5 million verdict for bicyclist who lost control of bike after hitting pothole:
A verdict was rendered in favor of the plaintiff who was riding his bicycle on a Brooklyn street when his front wheel went into a deep pothole, causing his bicycle to lose control, wobble to the left, and while in the process of tipping over, he was hit by a car. The striking vehicle had a policy of insurance of only $10,000 so a lawsuit was immediately commenced against the city of New York as well with a claim that the pothole caused the bicycle to wobble and fall. After a long jury trial, the jury returned a verdict stating that both the car and the city of New York were responsible for the accident and that the bicyclist in no way contributed to the accident. The jury awarded the sum of $1.5 million for the damages sustained by the bicyclist, which included injuries to his ribs, shoulder, head and leg, which required surgery.
$1.25 million settlement for injured passenger in motor vehicle accident:
Through aggressive litigation, full policy limits in the amount of $1.25 million were tendered within 14 months of the accident for the injured passenger in a motor vehicle accident. Our client was a rear-seat passenger in a motor vehicle that was pulled over on the shoulder of the Staten Island Expressway when it was rear-ended by the defendant in the early morning hours. In the accident, the plaintiff suffered multiple fractures, which required surgery. Our lawyers worked quickly to litigate this case. As a result of our swift action, we secured summary judgment on the issue of liability. This led to the insurer tendering all applicable policies, which totaled $1.25 million.
$1.2 million settlement for woman who tripped and fell coming out of a bar:
Our client tripped and fell coming out of a bar in Staten Island, sustaining injuries to her knee, neck and back. The bar claimed that the accident never happened, and the bar blamed the owner of the premises for the condition of the sidewalk, with the owner of the premises blaming the bar. The case proceeded to trial with the jury determining that the owner was 80 percent at fault with the bar 10 percent at fault. Following the liability verdict the case settled for $1.2 million. The settlement offer prior to the verdict had been $150,000.
$1 million settlement for construction worker who fell from scaffold:
In very contentious litigation and after extensive negotiations and multiple mediations, a settlement was reached for our client in the amount of $1 million. Our client was working on a scaffold at a construction site when he lost his balance and fell 10 feet to the ground. He was not provided with adequate fall protections. As a result of this fall, our client sustained seven fractured ribs and two fractured wrists, with one of them requiring surgery. This case, which was in the Nassau County court, was settled prior to the depositions of the defendants.
$1 million settlement for worker who fell while at work:
A settlement was reached with a confidential defendant as a result of a fall at work. Our client worked as a cash handler collecting money from banks. After picking up a bag of cash from a bank and placing it in the back of his armored vehicle, the security ink packets exploded frightening our client and causing him to fall backwards, striking his head against the floor. As a result of this fall our client sustained a neck injury, which ultimately required surgery. Through our aggressive litigation of this matter, the at-fault bank admitted to their wrongdoing and ultimately agreed to compensate our client.
$900,000 settlement for injured victim of car accident who suffered back injury:
A settlement was reached during trial for our client who was struck in the rear while operating his vehicle. As a result of this impact, our client sustained a herniated disk in the lower back, which required surgical removal.
$700,000 settlement during trial for worker who ruptured quadriceps:
After eight days of trial, a settlement of $700,000 was obtained for a cement truck operator who slipped on mud sustaining a ruptured quadriceps on a construction site. The accident happened while the plaintiff was walking backwards holding a hose. The lawsuit claimed that the plaintiff was not provided with a safe place to work by the general contractor and subcontractors of the specific job site. The defense claimed that the muddy condition was created by water that came off of the cement truck during the mixing process and that the plaintiff was not looking where he was going, therefore causing his own accident. The case settled immediately prior to closing statements.
$682,500 settlement following liability verdict for man rear-ended by truck:
Plaintiff was operating a vehicle that was cut off by another vehicle causing plaintiff to stop short and consequently be rear-ended by a truck that was following from behind. During the damages trial, the lawyer for the insurance company that represented the truck introduced evidence that the plaintiff was a recovering drug addict who had slipped and fallen on ice just days prior to one of his two surgeries. Despite all efforts by the defense to undermine the plaintiff, a verdict in favor of the plaintiff was obtained. A post-verdict settlement in the amount of $682,500 was subsequently entered into which included the full policy limits of the vehicle that cut off the plaintiff.
$610,000 verdict for elderly man who fell in building where he lived:
Plaintiff, who was 79 years old at the time of his accident, was returning to his apartment when he fell through an open trap door located in the courtyard of his apartment building. As a result of his fall, the plaintiff sustained an ankle injury requiring surgery with insertion of metal plates and screws. After closing arguments, and while the jury was deliberating, the defendants offered $450,000 to settle the plaintiff's claim. The settlement offer was rejected and the jury came back with a verdict 100 percent in favor of the plaintiff awarding the plaintiff $610,000 for his pain and suffering.
$600,000 verdict for truck driver injured when rear rolling door fell on his back:
Plaintiff, a truck driver, was injured while on the back of his box truck removing items for delivery. While plaintiff was bent over, the rolling door came down on his back causing serious injuries. A claim was brought against the garage that had repaired the rolling door prior to the accident. In support of plaintiff's claim, expert testimony was introduced as to the improper repair made by the garage. After a trial on the issue of liability and damages, a verdict was rendered in favor of the plaintiff in the amount of $600,000.
$500,000 verdict obtained for woman who had seizures following ceiling collapse:
Plaintiff sustained injuries as a result of a partial bathroom ceiling collapse that struck plaintiff on the head. Defendant asserted that it had no notice of any defective condition in their tenant's bathroom. As a result of the ceiling collapse and injuries to the plaintiff's head, plaintiff sustained seizures on three separate occasions. A full trial was held in the Supreme Court of Westchester County on the issues of liability and damages. A verdict in favor of the plaintiff was rendered in the amount of $500,000, and the property owner was found to be 100 percent to blame for the happening of the accident.
$470,000 verdict for passenger in a two-car accident with five broken ribs:
Plaintiff was a back-seat passenger in a two-car intersection collision. As a result of the accident plaintiff fractured five ribs that healed properly after five weeks with no residual effects. After trial, a jury awarded plaintiff $470,000 for past pain and suffering.
$400,000 verdict for plaintiff who underwent back surgery:
This client was injured in a rear-end motor vehicle accident and subsequently underwent back surgery. Between the accident and the surgery 10 years passed, which included the plaintiff being incarcerated and assaulted in prison. The defendant claimed that all of the injuries from the car accident had resolved before the client went to prison, and that the surgery was due to the assault in prison. The jury did not agree and awarded our client a verdict of $400,000.
$350,000 settlement for broken finger:
Our client, a minor, suffered a broken finger while with her parents at a kitchen and bath store. Our allegations were that a bathroom vanity fell on our client's finger. The defendant, however, argued that the child closed a vanity door on her finger and should have never been left unsupervised by the mother. At mediation, the defendant paid for the injury suffered by the young child.
$300,000 verdict for driver with neck and back injuries:
Plaintiff, while operating a motor vehicle, was sideswiped by a livery car causing her to sustain soft tissue non-fracture injuries to her neck and back. The insurance company refused to settle this case and the matter was ultimately adjudicated before a Bronx County jury. The result was a verdict in favor of the plaintiff in the amount of $300,000.
$245,000 verdict for elderly woman who fell and broke dental bridge:
The plaintiff, who was 79 at the time of her accident, tripped and fell on a defect on the sidewalk. She fell forward onto her face and broke her dental bridge. Because she could not pay for a new dental bridge, she attempted to Crazy Glue her old bridge together, which resulted in additional damage to her teeth, including the removal of four teeth. After trial, the jury found the defendant to be 100 percent responsible for the accident and awarded the plaintiff $245,000.
$240,000 settlement after liability verdict for child injured in gym class:
Our client, a young boy, was in his gym class in school and was going hand over hand on the monkey bars when he fell to the ground. The gym teacher had only placed one mat under the monkey bars, and when the boy fell to the ground one foot landed on the mat and the other foot landed on the wooden floor. As a result, he broke his ankle. The jury found the school to be 100 percent responsible for the accident and the case settled during the damages phase of the trial for $240,000.
Confidential settlement following a jury verdict for driver who had four surgeries to his leg:
A settlement was reached following a jury trial and a finding for the plaintiff. The plaintiff was a driver of a vehicle that was involved in an intersection collision at a location where the traffic lights were not working properly. Our client had a blinking red light while the other car had a blinking yellow light. As a result of the accident, the 32-year-old plaintiff sustained a complete and comminuted fracture of the tibia and fibula in the leg, which required four surgeries, including intramedullary rodding (placement of a rod to align and stabilize a fracture that is inserted into the bone marrow canal in the center of the long bones of the extremities) with insertion of four screws. In addition, the plaintiff also had to undergo skin grafts where skin was taken from his upper thigh and placed over his lower calf. After a liability trial, the jury found our client to be minimally at fault, and a settlement was reached shortly thereafter.
Confidential settlement for four minor passengers involved in a rollover collision:
A settlement was reached on behalf of four minor passengers who were involved in an accident that was caused by the defendant driver's improper changing of lanes. As a result of the negligence of the defendant, the most seriously injured minor was airlifted to a local hospital where she was placed in a medically induced coma. This minor sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI), two fractures to the skull, a fractured femur requiring surgery and the placement of metal hardware, multiple fractured ribs and a fractured collarbone. The other passengers sustained relatively minor injuries. After aggressive negotiations by Paris & Chaikin, PLLC, a settlement was reached where the insurance company offered their entire insurance policy.
*Past results do not guarantee future results and are strictly for advertisement purposes. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of an accident, please contact our offices to discuss your legal rights.