Case Results

DISCLAIMER: The results are specific to the facts and legal circumstances of each of the clients’ cases and should not be used to form an expectation that the same results could be obtained for other clients in similar matters without reference to the specific factual and legal circumstances of each client’s case.

Our client was a passenger in a car involved in a multi-vehicle collision. The crash occurred on the Grand Central Parkway near a construction site. A Nassau County police vehicle was involved. The car our client was in rear-ended another vehicle, but the car that caused the accident had sped away and the driver was uninsured. Our client suffered a fracture of the cervical spine, a fracture of the hand that required surgery, and several other injuries. We were able to obtain a significant 6-figure settlement by demonstrating the severity of the injuries not withstanding age.

- 74 year old injured in hit and run accident

Our client was leaving her friend’s house when she fell over a concrete platform and steps which were abutting the side entrance door. There were no rails. We were able to show through our expert engineer that the steps were not in compliance with the New York City Building Code. The client fractured her arm with required surgery. We were able to successfully resolve her case because of the evidence we obtained.

- 69 year old falls off of side entrance platform at friend’s house

Our client, a 23-year old Long Island man, was driving through the intersection of Route 112 and Granny Road in Brookhaven when his vehicle was hit by a garbage truck. Witnesses reported that the truck was speeding and ran the red light. Our client suffered injuries to his neck, back, shoulder, hip, and left ankle. He needed a fusion to his lower back which left him temporary unable to work. By following up with these witnesses and using medical experts that backed up the victims injuries, we were able to secure a mid-six figure settlement for our client.

- Brookhaven Accident Lawyer – Victim Awarded Mid-Six Figure Settlement

Our client, a female student who was a minor at the time of the accident, won close to a 7-figure settlement from a well-known seaford bar and restaurant in Deer Park. She was traveling westbound on Grand Blvd. in Deer Park when an eastbound car driven by a drunken driver drifted into her lane. She suffered numerous fractures that required surgery as well as 2 rods and plating.Although the driver of the operating vehicle was negligent, we were also able to establish that the restaurant that served him alcohol was also partially negligent.The key to the settlement was video surveillance we obtained that showed the restaurant’s bartender continuing to provide drinks to the driver after he was drunk.

- Teenager Hit by Drunk Driver Wins Close to 7-Figure Compensation

Our client, a 70-year-old longtime resident of Harlem, was critically injured when a Budget Rent-a-Car truck backed up on the sidewalk and struck her. Our client, who relied on a walker, was hit by the truck as she was walking on the sidewalk on 117th Street. The car rental company was using the sidewalk to maneuver their trucks to and from their garage.The victim suffered multiple injuries, including a ruptured spleen, internal bleeding and fractured ribs. She never fully recovered from the accident.

By showing that the Budget Rent-a-Car had created a hazard for the safety of the neighbors by using the sidewalk to move its trucks, we were able to help our client collect a sizable settlement for the serious injuries our client suffered.

- Six-Figure Settlement for Manhattan Woman Hit by Truck on Sidewalk

Our client, a 75-year-old woman from Glen Cove, was shopping at her local liquor store when she tripped on boxes that were cluttering the store’s narrow aisles. Our lawyers were able to show that the store’s employers caused the dangerous condition by leaving the boxes in the aisles with no signs or warning to shoppers. The testimony of the ambulance attendant sealed the deal: they testified that in trying to get to the plaintiff, they had to navigate through all the boxes.As a result of the evidence we gathered showing the store’s liability as well as the serious nature of the accident—including serious injuries to our client’s neck, back, shoulder and knee—we were able to help our client collect a 6-figure victory for her injuries, medical bills and pain and suffering.

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- 75-year-old woman injured in Long Island liquor store

Our client, a 78-year-old woman, was leaving her regular weekly Bingo game at St. Joseph’s church in New York City when she tripped and fell on a defective sidewalk. She was very badly injured.She suffered head trauma, a fracture and ruptured tendons in her arm, and a dislocated shoulder. She required surgery and spent three months on bed rest.The crack and break in the sidewalk was less than an inch. A small crack like this had been deemed unsubstantial in past cases. The Bronx Supreme Court  judge agreed and dismissed the case. We felt this case had merit.

Our lawyers believed this client had a strong case and serious injuries as a result of the church’s negligence. We appealed the decision and, with the help of our engineers, we were able to show that the sidewalk defect was a “substantial defect.” We also had our client testify that the condition had been present for a period of time, and we provided photographic evidence that demonstrated the defect was visible. She won and was thrilled to receive the compensation to help pay her bills and recover without the added financial stress.

- Major win for a 78-year-old who tripped and fell on a broken sidewalk

Our client, a 37-year-old woman who was working in a home that has just gone through extensive reconstruction, slipped and fell through an uncovered hole that was in between floors. There was no handrail or retaining wall, and no warning sign.The homeowner had a limited insurance policy that did not cover the serious injuries of our client. In addition to back and hip injuries, she had multiple fractures in her leg, and had to undergo three surgeries. To help her get the full compensation she deserved, we pursued the case against the homeowner personally. During trial, the matter was settled and the home owners paid a significant sum of money from their personal assets.With our help, our client was able to get the compensation she deserved for her serious injuries. Most attorneys would not have pursued this case beyond the insurance payout. We believed our client deserved more for her injuries.

- Going after Homeowner Pays Off Big for Our Client

Our client, a young high school student, tripped and fell in a hole by the parking lot at South Bay Commons Shopping Center in West Islip. She suffered a serious fracture to her ankle that required several surgeries. After holding an extensive deposition with the defendants , we were able to negotiate a six-figure settlement.

- Student Falls and Wins Big

Our client was a 46-year-old subcontractor hired to work on construction for a property owned by the defendants. He was grouting tile in a bathroom when he fell off a ladder. He fractured his wrist and suffered a torn forearm as well.The defendants made a motion to have the case dismissed, but we argued that there were no proper safety measures in place, the ladder was old and damaged and the area was not safe. We were able to settle the case for a mid-six figure award for our client.

- Sub-Contractor Wins Big after Falling off Ladder

DISCLAIMER: The results are specific to the facts and legal circumstances of each of the clients’ cases and should not be used to form an expectation that the same results could be obtained for other clients in similar matters without reference to the specific factual and legal circumstances of each client’s case.

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