Notable Verdicts and Settlements

Notable Settlements & Verdicts[1]

$2.75 Million Settlement after liability verdict for left hand trauma, concussion and post-concussion syndrome in this complex motorcycle accident case where defendant’s insurance carrier took a no-pay position during the liability phase of trial.

– Supreme Court, Rockland County

 

$1.1 Million Jury Verdict.  Believed to be the largest verdict in New York State to date for a strictly TMJ injury. In this single car motor vehicle accident case Defendant’s insurance carrier never offered more than $12,500 in settlement discussions prior to verdict.  The case was settled for post-verdict for $825,000.

– Supreme Court, Queens County

 

$1.4 Million Settlement for NYPD Highway Officer whose Patrol Car was struck by a Tractor Trailer and back and knee injuries requiring surgery.

– Supreme Court, Richmond County

 

$1.5 Million Jury Verdict against the City of New York for NYPD Detective shot by fellow officers in a dark hallway of a City owned building while on duty.  Recovery under General Municipal Law 205-e was sustained on appeal.

– Supreme Court, New York County

 

$3 Million Jury Verdict for NYPD Highway Patrolman who sustained severe hand injuries as a result of poor maintenance at a City run facility.  Verdict was reduced on appeal.

– Supreme Court, Queens County

 

$1.45 Million Wrongful Death Settlement for the Estate of a 12-year-old boy trapped in a burning apartment fire.  Established the first appellate precedent for private action under the real property law placing maintenance responsibility on foreclosing lenders (RPAPL Section 1307)

– Supreme Court, Bronx County

 

 

$1.65 Million Settlement after jury selection for NYPD Highway Patrolman bringing a claim for damages under General Municipal Law 205-e for a lower leg injury sustained in a line of duty motor vehicle accident with a truck.

– Supreme Court, Nassau County

 

$1.5 Million Settlement after jury selection on behalf of Iron-Worker suffering upper arm injuries due to negligent operation of a crane.

– Supreme Court, Kings County

 

$1.65 Million Settlement after jury selection for pedestrian sustaining injuries to her neck and back, head trauma and post-accident depression when she was struck by a motor vehicle.

– Supreme Court, Kings County

 

$1.1 Million Settlement during mediation for Iron-Worker who sustained 3rd degree burns due to defendants’ furnishing inadequate safety equipment in violation of Labor Law.  Plaintiff was able to return to work full time post- accident.

– Supreme Court, Kings County

 

$3.67 Million Judgment against the City of New York for the Wrongful Death of a member of NYPD elite Emergency Service Unit who was shot and killed in the line of duty.  The jury found the City of New York’s employees negligent in furnishing inadequate safety equipment and in issuing an irrational order which prevented sharpshooters from protecting their exposed fellow officer. [2]

– Supreme Court, Bronx County

 

$3 Million Jury Verdict for an NYPD Dog Trainer without any training in bomb disarmament techniques or the use of special equipment sustained various physical and psychological injuries when a bomb he was asked to assist in disarming exploded.  Plaintiff consented to a reduction in damages to $1.5 Million[3]

– Supreme Court, New York County

$1.2 Million Settlement after jury selection for husband and wife suffering lower leg, neck and back injuries during a cross-over motor vehicle accident.

– Supreme Court, Orange County

 

$950,000 Jury Verdict against a physician in this malpractice claim on behalf patient who sustained a punctured bladder during gynecological surgery[4]

– Supreme Court, Kings County

 

$950,000 Jury Verdict for NYPD officer injured during a motor vehicle collision who sustained disk injuries to his spine.

– Supreme Court,  New York County

 

$800,000 Settlement for NYPD officer injured in a motor vehicle accident by fellow officers’ negligent operation of their respective Patrol Cars.  Plaintiff sustained multiple disk injuries to the neck and back, but was able to return to limited duty following the accident.

– Supreme Court, New York County

 

$800,000 Settlement for a steeple jack injured when flag pole equipment failed causing him to sustain injuries to his back and neck.

– Supreme Court, Kings County

 

$700,000 Settlement for on duty NYPD Sgt. who sustained hip injuries due to negligent operation of vehicles involved and unsafe deployment of equipment within the police vehicle.  The plaintiff returned to work in a full duty capacity prior to trial.

– Supreme Court, Bronx County

 

$600,000 Jury Verdict for off duty NYPD Detective sustaining an eye injury as a result of the negligent operation of a truck at a toll plaza

– Supreme Court, Rockland County

[1] Plaintiff’s names and case captions will be provided upon request with client’s permission where not restricted by confidentiality agreement.

[2] The Court of Appeals subsequently affirmed a lower appellate court’s ruling that the City could not be held liable under the facts of the case.

[3]  The Appellate Division subsequently reversed the Trial Court’s decision to deny a motion for judgment notwithstanding the verdict and dismissed plaintiff’s complaint.

[4]  Subsequently settled while on appeal for $631,087.74

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