$240,000.00  Jury Verdict Auto Accident Case

A  jury in Suffolk County awarded our client $240,000.00 in damages for the injuries he sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

The jury decided that an award of $185,000.00 for plaintiff’s past pain and suffering and $55,000.00 for his future pain and suffering was “fair and adequate compensation”.

The plaintiff, a 16 year old student sustained herniated and bulged discs to his cervical, and thoracic spine.

The boy received chiropractic treatment, as well as epidural injections, but sadly has permanent restrictions in his range of motion of the neck.

We were able to prove the client’s injuries to the jury’s satisfaction, using objective, diagnostic testing, including MRI,s and an Electromyography (“EMG”) – all of which were positive.

Plaintiff was unable to participate in gym class for over a year and a half due to the problems with his neck.

Based on the weight of the credible evidence we presented, the jury found that the plaintiff sustained a “serious injury” as defined by statue.

The jury also concluded that the negligence of the defendant was a substantial factor in bringing about the injuries.

Lastly, the jury further found plaintiff’s injuries to be permanent.

The insurance carrier for the defendant had made an offer to settle in the amount of $15,000.00, which they later increased to $22,500.00.

$150,000.00  Jury Verdict Auto Accident Case

A  Suffolk County Jury recently awarded our client $150,000.00 in compensatory damages for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. The amount was based on $50,000.00 allocated for the plaintiff’s past pain and suffering and $100,000.00 for her future pain and suffering.

The plaintiff, a 56 year old MRI technician, had suffered herniated and bulged discs to her cervical, lumbar and thoracic spine, confirmed by MRI testing. She received chiropractic treatment for over four years and was left with restrictions to her range of motion of the cervical, lumbar and thoracic spine.

She also had a positive Electromyography (EMG) test which showed conclusively that she suffered permanent nerve damage,  and received a series of epidural injections to alleviate her chronic pain.

Plaintiff missed one (1) month of work in total, and when she did return to her job, was limited in the tasks she was able to perform.

After deliberations, the jury found that she sustained a “serious injury” as defined by the New York State Insurance law, and that the defendant’s negligence was the proximate cause of such injuries. The jury further found that plaintiff’s injuries were permanent.

The jury rejected defendant’s assertion that all of plaintiff’s injuries were due to pre-existing conditions and “wear and tear”, due to the aging process and/or the rigors of her work.

The insurance carrier for the defendants had made an offer to settle in the amount of $25,000.00, which eventually, after protracted negotiations, crept up to $42,500.00.

After jury selection and just prior to opening arguments, the insurance carrier for the responsible parties increased their offer to $50,000.00, which was also rejected.

While the jury was deliberating, the defendant’s liability carrier increased its offer to $75,000.00, which was also turned down by our client.

$100,000.00 Settlement Auto Accident Case

Recovered $100,000.00  for a 64 year-old Suffolk County gentleman who was a passenger in a car that was hit by another vehicle that lost control while racing on the Southern State Parkway.  Client had arthroscopic surgery for tear of the meniscus and rotator cuff.

The $100,000.00 we recovered on our client’s behalf was the policy limit which covered the car and driver at fault for the accident.

The case was venued in Suffolk County.

The liability insurance carrier for the responsible party tendered the entire $100,000.00 policy to our client just after we sued the responsible driver.

$100,000.00 Settlement Wrongful Death – Auto Accident Case

Recovered $100,000.00 on behalf of the estate of a 23 year old man killed in an automobile accident. The victim was killed instantly when the vehicle in which he was passenger, hit a tree. The liability insurance carrier for the responsible party tendered the entire $100,000.00 policy limit to the decedent’s estate.

The entire insurance policy was tendered without the commencement of a lawsuit.

$170,000.00 Jury Verdict Auto Accident CaseA Suffolk County Jury recently awarded our client $170,000.00 in compensatory damages in connection with injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. This amount was calculated based on $60,000.00 past pain and suffering and $110,000.00 future pain and suffering.The plaintiff, a 58 year old contractor, had suffered herniated and bulged discs in his cervical spine, which were confirmed by MRI. He received chiropractic treatment for over three years and had restrictions in the range of motion of his cervical spine.Plaintiff missed five (5) weeks of work in total and when he returned to his job he was limited in the tasks he was able to perform.

The jury found that he sustained a “serious injury” as defined by the New York State Insurance law, and that the defendant’s negligence was the proximate cause of such injuries. The jury further found that plaintiff’s injuries were permanent.

The jury rejected defendant’s assertion that all of plaintiff’s injuries were pre-existing “wear and tear”.

The insurance carrier for the defendant had made an offer of $5000.00, which they increased on the eve of trial to $7500.00.

$380,000.00 Settlement Third Degree Burn Case

Recovered $380,000.00 for a Nassau County woman who suffered third degree burns when scalding hot tea was dumped in her lap at the drive-thru window of a Dunkin Donuts. Client had no lost wages and did not require surgery.

The case was venued in New York County and settled prior to depositions.

$305,000.00 Settlement Dog Attack Case

Recovered $305,000.00 for a Nassau County child who was attacked by a dog. The child suffered permanent scar-like puncture wounds on her face.

The case was venued in Nassau County and settled at mediation while on the court’s trial calendar.

$205,000.00 Settlement Auto Accident Case

Recovered $205,000.00 for a 53 year-old Suffolk County man who was involved in a low impact rear-ended collision. Client had arthroscopic knee surgery and cervical discectomy with fusion. Plaintiff was out of work when the accident occurred and as such, suffered no lost wages.

Plaintiff was awarded summary judgment on the issue of liability.

The case was venued in Nassau County and settled while on the court’s trial calendar.

$191,400.00 Settlement Trip and Fall Case

Recovered $191,400.00 for a Suffolk County man who fell down the stairs at the Nassau Coliseum, suffering a torn patella tendon resulting in surgery.

The case was venued in New York County and settled at mediation after the completion of depositions.

$175,000.00 Settlement Construction Site Accident/Labor law CaseRecovered $175,000.000 for a Suffolk County union plumber who was hurt on a job site. Client was injured when he tripped and fell over power lines negligently run through a stairwell by electricians at a Manhattan construction project. Client suffered a ruptured patella tendon requiring surgery.The case was venued in New York County and settled at mediation after the completion of depositions.

$150,000.00 Jury Verdict Auto Accident Case

A Suffolk County Jury recently awarded our client $150,000.00 in compensatory damages for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. The amount was based on $50,000.00 allocated for the plaintiff’s past pain and suffering and $100,000.00 for her future pain and suffering.

The plaintiff, a 56 year old MRI technician, had suffered herniated and bulged discs to her cervical, lumbar and thoracic spine, confirmed by MRI testing. She received chiropractic treatment for over four years and was left with restrictions to her range of motion of the cervical, lumbar and thoracic spine.

She also had a positive Electromyography (EMG) test which showed conclusively that she suffered permanent nerve damage, and received a series of epidural injections to alleviate her chronic pain.

Plaintiff missed one (1) month of work in total, and when she did return to her job, was limited in the tasks she was able to perform.

After deliberations, the jury found that she sustained a “serious injury” as defined by the New York State Insurance law, and that the defendant’s negligence was the proximate cause of such injuries. The jury further found that plaintiff’s injuries were permanent.

The jury rejected defendant’s assertion that all of plaintiff’s injuries were due to pre-existing conditions and “wear and tear”, due to the aging process.

The insurance carrier for the defendants had made an offer to settle in the amount of $25,000.00, which eventually, after protracted negotiations, crept up to $42,500.00.

After jury selection and just prior to opening arguments, the insurance carrier for the responsible parties increased their offer to $50,000.00, which was also rejected.

While the jury was deliberating, the defendant’s liability carrier increased its offer to $75,000.00, which was also turned down by our client.

$140,000.00 Settlement Auto Accident Case (Husband and Wife)Recovered $140,000.00 for a Nassau County couple injured in a motor vehicle accident. The liability insurance carrier tendered the entire $100,000.00 policy limit to the wife and $40,000.00 out of $100,000.00 in coverage to the husband. The wife suffered multiple fractures, along with a punctured lung, and was out of work as an interior designer for an extended period of time.Husband suffered a herniated disc and a small scar on his leg. Husband was an out of work computer information technology (“IT”) consultant at the time of the accident and thus was unable to make a claim for lost wages.The case was venued in Nassau County and settled during jury selection.


$100,000.00 Settlement Wrongful Death – Auto Accident Case
Recovered $100,000.00 on behalf of the estate of a 32 year old man killed in an automobile accident. The victim was killed instantly when the vehicle in which he was passenger, crashed into a center median and burst into flames. The liability insurance carrier for the responsible party tendered the entire $100,000.00 policy limit to the decedent’s estate.The case was venued in Kings County and settled immediately after commencement of the lawsuit.

$100,000.00 Policy Limit Settlement Auto Accident Case

Recovered $100,000.00 policy limits (the maximum amount of available coverage) for a 48 year old Suffolk County man injured in an automobile accident.

The liability insurance carrier for the responsible party tendered the entire $25,000.00 policy limit to plaintiff and the Underinsured Motorist (UM) carrier tendered its entire remaining $75,000.00 in coverage.

The case was venued in Suffolk County and settled shortly after commencement of the lawsuit.

$100,000.00 Settlement Auto Accident Case

Recovered $100,000.00 for a 64 year-old Suffolk County gentleman who was a passenger in a car that was hit by another vehicle that lost control while racing on the Southern State Parkway. Client had arthroscopic surgery for meniscal and rotator cuff tears.

Plaintiff was retired when the accident occurred and as such, suffered no lost wages.

The $100,000.00 we recovered on our client’s behalf was the policy limit which covered the car and driver at fault for the accident.

The case was venued in Suffolk County.

The liability insurance carrier for the responsible party tendered the entire $100,000.00 policy to our client just after we sued the responsible driver.

$100,000.00 Settlement Wrongful Death – Auto Accident Case

Recovered $100,000.00 on behalf of the estate of a 23 year old man killed in an automobile accident. The victim was killed instantly when the vehicle in which he was passenger, hit a tree. The liability insurance carrier for the responsible party tendered the entire $100,000.00 policy limit to the decedent’s estate.

The entire insurance policy was tendered without the commencement of a lawsuit.

$75,000.00 Settlement Low Impact Auto Accident Case

Recovered $75,000.00 for a 28 year-old Suffolk County man who was broad-sided in a parking lot by an elderly woman backing out of her parking space. Plaintiff had arthroscopic shoulder surgery and was out of work for six months.

Plaintiff was in the course of his employment when the accident happened and recovered partial lost wage reimbursement from Worker’s Compensation, in addition to the above mentioned settlement .

The case was venued in Nassau County and settled while on the court’s trial calendar.

$60,000.00 Settlement – Trip and Fall CaseRecovered $60,000.00 on behalf of a Suffolk County gentleman who tripped and fell at a Farmingdale movie theater. The plaintiff sustained fractures to his wrist & elbow. Plaintiff was an elderly gentleman who was retied and thus claimed no lost wages. The case was venued in Suffolk County and settled after the completion of depositions.$25,000.00 Policy Limit Settlement – Auto Accident CaseRecovered $25,000.00 policy limits for a 37 year old Nassau County woman injured in an automobile accident. Client, a passenger in her mother’s car suffered a torn rotator cuff when another vehicle lost control and side swiped them. The client was a stay at home mother of three, and hence, had no lost wages. The client ultimately decided against shoulder surgery for personal reasons.The liability insurance carrier for the responsible party tendered the entire $25,000.00 policy limit to plaintiff.The case was venued in Nassau County and settled shortly after commencement of the lawsuit.

$25,000.000 Policy Limit Settlement Auto Accident CaseRecovered $25,000.00 policy limits for a 33 year old Nassau County woman injured in an automobile accident. Client, a passenger in a car that lost control and hit a guard rail, suffered a tear in her shoulder, as well as tinnitus and TMJ. The client (a divorced mother of two) could not afford to miss work, and accordingly, had no lost wage claim.The client decided against shoulder surgery, opting rather for more conservative modalities of treatment such as injections and physical therapy.The liability insurance carrier for the responsible party tendered the entire $25,000.00 policy limit** to plaintiff without the need for a lawsuit.

**A claim against the Underinsured Motorist (UM) carrier for the remaining layer of insurance coverage is currently pending.