$4,989,900.00 Update (May 2019): After a very long battle, three appeals to the Second Department and two of the three going all the way to the Court of Appeals, I am happy to announce that last month we were able to come one step closer to finalizing this matter. In a very involved settlement agreement, the case settled for an additional $4,989,900.00.
$6,500,000 settlement for a roofer that fell 20 feet off a commercial building. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and permanent loss of vision in both eyes. New York Labor Law case; Sections 200, 240(1) and 241(6). Settled with one carrier for $6,000,000.00 and property owner $500,000.00 pre-trial. The case is still pending with the third defendant.
Our client was involved in a minor Rear-End Accident on route 118 in Yorktown, Westchester County New York. The insurance companies refused to pay her claim despite her need for spinal fusion surgery. After some heated arguments on causation, State Farm Insurance finally tendered its policy limits for $100,000.00.
$3,000,000.00 settlement for Minority Shareholder Oppression, Wrongful Termination and Common Law Dissolution claims (§ 1104-a of the Business Corporation Law). Case settled during discovery.
$75,000.00 settlement for a hit and run (the driver was never identified). Another firm had the case for almost a year. Client had orthoscopic surgery to knee. Once we took over the case it settled within months during SUM/UM arbitration.
A Dutchess County senior slipped and fell on ice while going to work. She suffered a small fracture to her upper arm, no surgery and very little rehabilitation. After suit, but before depositions, the matter settled for $85,000.00. Liability was questionable because it just recently snowed.
$525,000.00 Client’s vehicle was struck by a municipality plow truck and his primary injury was a fractured leg requiring surgical repair. Because the plow truck was deemed to be protected by NYS VAT § 1103 and NYS VAT § 1104; The Reckless Disregard standard of negligence applied. Even with the higher standard of negligence we were able to settle the case just prior to jury selection
A husband and wife were driving on Route 311 in Putnam County. There was minimal damage to the back of our clients car and the insurance company refused to pay the wife’s claims. However, their vehicle was equipped with and aftermarket trailer hitch. After consulting with a forensic motor vehicle expert and The National Safety Commission Alerts on “How Receiver Hitches Affect Rear End Collision Injuries” the wife’s matter settled for the policy limits $100,000.00. http://alerts.nationalsafetycommission.com/2011/04/how-receiver-hitches-affect-rear-end.html
A Putnam County man slipped and fell on snow and ice at an auto dealership in Carmel, New York. Within 6 months and pre-litigation the case settled for $120,000.00.
A Putnam County driver was rear ended on Interstate 684 in Westchester County. His prior attorneys dropped his case and him because they believed his neck and back pains/injuries were barred by New York State Insurance Law § 5102(d) also known as the New York’s Serious Injury Threshold Law. Our office disagreed and we were able to obtain a pre-litigation settlement in the amount of $40,000.00. See https://www.nysba.org/Sections/Torts_Insurance_Compensation/TICL_PDFs/Serious_Injury_Threshold_in_New_York-5_Things_you_need_to_know_pdf.html
$300,000.00 settlement for deck collapse case. Client had prior knee injuries without surgery. After the collapse, he had two orthoscopic surgeries. Case settled during discovery.
$100,000.00 SUM/UM policy limits settlement for our client that was walking on Haviland Hollow Road in Patterson, NY when she was struck by a pick-up truck that left the scene (hit and run). Surgery to her right arm. The matter was settled within 3 months without any litigation.
$100,000.00 policy limits settlement for our client that was walking in Manhattan when she was struck by an out of state driver that attempted to leave the scene (hit and run). Fortunately, we obtained a license plate number. Knee surgery. Case settled within 5 months without litigation.
$90,000.00 settlement ($25,000.00 from defendant’s policy and $65,000.00 from our client’s SUM/UM policy. Our client was injured when a car hit him head on Route 311 near Route 22 in the Town of Southeast. Shoulder surgery. Case settled within 6 months just after AAA Arbitration was filed.
$165,000.00 settlement from a $200,000.00 policy. Our client was walking across a neighbor’s lawn that was recently plowed and covered with snow and ice. Despite the obvious liability issues we were able to secure him a $165,000.00 settlement within three months of retaining our office. Surgery to ankle. No litigation required.
During a snow storm a piece of a fence hit our client. The claim was initially denied by the carrier. Once we were able to demonstrate the liability to the carrier, they settled the claim for $100,000.00.
$100,000.00 for a Rochester man that had a fence fall on him during a storm. Initially, the claim was denied, but after a short battle, we prevailed. Surgery to Shoulder.
$65,000.00 Schuyler County man was involved in a head-on collision and suffered a torn rotator cuff which required surgical repair. Settled during discovery prior to depositions.
New York County
A bicyclist was struck by a New York City taxi. Despite the NYPD report blaming our client and a video of our client running a red light, we were able to obtain a $35,000.00 Pre-Litigation settlement within 6 months of his accident.
Our office represented four passengers in a rideshare company’s vehicle. During mediation we obtained a $197,500 settlement.
A pedestrian walking back to his office from lunch, slipped and fell on ice just moments after a contractor attempted to snow plow the adjacent parking lot and driveway. Case settled during discovery for $400,000.00.
An Orange County pedestrian was struck by a hit and run driver that initially left the scene of the accident. This occurred on County Highway 78 in Wallkill New York. Our client required surgical repair to his knee. Once our investigation and witnesses were able to locate the driver and demonstrate the negligent conduct of the driver, the case settled for policy limits. $100,000.00.
A disabled Orange County woman fell while visiting a nursing home. After our investigation determined a serious tripping hazard, we were able to obtain a $300,000.00 settlement Pre-Litigation. See https://www.ada.gov/2010ADAstandards_index.htm