NOTABLE PERSONAL INJURY SETTLEMENTS AND VERDICTS

$1,850,000 Construction / Labor Law Settlement - New York County

Plaintiff, a 48 year-old electrician, tripped on a wooden plank protruding from under a pallet of stored tiles.  He suffered a comminuted intra-articular fracture of his right wrist as a result of the fall.  Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) and a subsequent fusion surgery were necessary. 

$500,000 Pedestrian Accident - Westchester County

Plaintiff, a 65-year-old retired engineer from China, was walking on Pelham Rd. in New Rochelle, approaching the intersection of Centre Ave when he was struck by defendant's vehicle as she exited the driveway of her apartment building.  Plaintiff suffered a bicondylar fracture of the right tibial plateau requiring open reduction and internal fixation with two plates and 15 screws and a fractured left radial styloid requiring casting. He was hospitalized for 30 days. Thereafter, he was placed in a Bledsoe brace, was non-weight bearing for several months, and required the use of a quad cane.  Plaintiff claimed that as a result of his injuries, he was at a significant risk for arthritis and was recommended for a total knee replacement surgery.

$400,000 Pedestrian Knockdown Accident Settlement - Westchester County

A 65 year-old sales associate was struck by a motor vehicle in New Rochelle, NY.  She sustained multiple fractures to her right leg (tibia and fibula), as well as fractures to the pelvis and sacrum.  The tibia and fibula fractures were addressed via open reduction with internal fixation (ORIF) surgery.

$190,000 Motor Vehicle (Car) Accident Settlement - Orange County

Client was involved in a car accident, suffered sacral fracture and fractures of the pelvis, was subjected to physical therapy, use of a walker, and then a cane over a four month period. Prepared for trial, the case was settled for $190,000.00 on the first scheduled day of trial.

$188,333 Slip & Fall Settlement - Westchester County

Plaintiff, a 49 year-old, self-employed carpenter, fell and sustained injuries after stepping into a small trench in front of a friend's residence in North Salem. Plaintiff was returning from a stroll at the time of the accident. He stepped over the curb and into an adjacent trench, which was 10 to 12 inches in length.  Plaintiff sued the town of North Salem and Bee & Jay Plumbing and Heating Corp., which had installed a water line on Sunset Drive a year prior to the accident.  Plaintiff sustained a bimalleolar fracture of his right ankle, which was treated with open reduction and internal fixation with six screws and a plate. Two additional screws were placed in the medial malleolus, and plaintiff wore a short leg cast for six weeks. His orthopedist has recommended hardware-removal surgery.

$150,000 Personal Injury Settlement - Ski Accident - Putnam County

Our client, a female 47 year-old small business owner, suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) while skiing at an upstate New York resort.  Arthroscopic reconstruction of the ligament was performed a few weeks later.  Our client was struck by another skier while making her way down a trail.  We alleged numerous violations of the New York General Obligations Law.  The case settled within 8 months without resorting to litigation.

$140,000.00 Slip & Fall Settlement - New York County

Thirty-four year-old slipped and fell on an accumulation of snow and ice that had not been removed from a sidewalk adjacent to a private property owner.  Client's fall resulted in an intra-articular fracture of the right wrist that required open reduction and internal fixation. 

$100,000 Car Accident Settlement - Bronx County

A 49 year-old truck driver was struck by a vehicle that ran a red light in the Woodlawn section of the Bronx.  He sustained a non-displaced fracture through the interior pole of the scaphoid bone in the wrist.  He underwent open reduction with internal fixation about a month after the accident.  Initially, the fracture was not seen on the x-rays performed at the Hospital where he was taken from the scene.  The case settled pre-suit for the maximum available policy limits.

$75,000 Car Accident Settlement - SUM - Westchester County

Our client, a 43 year-old investment advisor, was struck by an uninsured driver while traveling on I-287 in White Plains, NY.  He suffered a herniated disc and received one steroid injection for pain. 


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