Victories For Our Clients

  • $1,550,000

    Motor Vehicle Accidents

    This settlement was attained on the brink of trial after the case was thoroughly prepared. Our client was severely injured in a violent motor vehicle accident. Defendant passed our client illegally on the left forcing a second defendant to lose control and cross over the double yellow line causing a head on collision that destroyed both vehicles. Client suffered numerous injuries including a neck injury resulting in a 5-level posterior cervical discectomy and fusion, foot fractures, facial fractures, fractured clavicle, and shoulder injuries requiring surgery. One of the defendants fled the scene and immediate and highly skilled investigation was necessary to find him and secure his insurance information. We retained 5 expert witnesses, including 4 doctors and a professional medical visualist who developed graphic color slides to show a jury just how our client suffered his injuries.
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  • $1,025,000

    Motor Vehicle Accidents

    Client injured by drunk driver; under dram shop laws the store that sold the beer to the underage driver was sued; case was won when we tracked down a key witness in the State of Virginia who admitted, under oath, that she accepted very bad fake ID and sold the beer to the underage driver. Until then, for many years the insurance company would pay nothing. After that break in the case, the insurance company paid the maximum amount of their coverage.
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  • $600,000

    Motor Vehicle Accidents

    Offending vehicle crossed over and hit our client head-on causing a fractured sternum. Client was a corrections officer. We retained a Vocational Rehabilitation Expert to review the case and he gave an opinion that our client would never work again in his chosen field. We then retained an Economist who gave his opinion on the total loss of income to our client given his losses in relation to what he could now earn in a different field with lower compensation.
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  • $525,000

    Brain & Head Injuries

    Our client was shopping for patio furniture when she sat in a chair and fell hitting her head. Her husband, while tending to her injuries, took 3 quick pictures of the underside of the chair with his phone before the manager and other employees arrived. The chair was taken away and never found again. The store manager and other employees contended that the chair was sturdy and properly assembled and was just “misplaced” after the incident. Through the pictures taken by the husband, the testimony of a former employee who was tracked down by our investigator, and an expert witness that we retained, we were able to convince the insurance company for the store that a jury may believe that the chair was not assembled properly before being placed on the floor. Our client suffered a concussion with post-concussive syndrome, also known as a mild traumatic brain injury or TBI. The matter settled at a mediation just before trial.
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  • $500,000

    Slip, Trip, and Fall Accidents

    Client injured when he fell 18 feet from a bucket hoist. Issue was extent of damages. Insurance company offered $240,000 which was rejected. The matter went to a mediator who recommended the $240,000 offer. I left the mediation to prepare for trial. Shortly thereafter, the insurance company offered an amount of money that the client chose to accept.
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  • $492,500

    Motor Vehicle Accidents

    A car entering the Thruway lost its wheel causing a multiple car accident. Our client, who was driving one of the cars involved in the accident, suffered a hand and wrist fracture which required surgery. Through immediate investigation we located the service station that recently replaced the tie rod on the car which lost its wheel. Through additional investigation, including the retention of an expert engineer, we were able to prove that the service station failed to re-attach the wheel properly even though the service station owner and employees vehemently denied that they failed to attach the wheel properly. Because our client was able to work as a company executive, the defendant’s insurance company also contested the extent of damage to our client’s hand, so we retained a medical expert and a graphic medical visualist to prove the extent of injury.
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  • $425,000

    Motor Vehicle Accidents

    Neck and shoulder injuries from a rear end accident.
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  • $365,000

    Slip, Trip, and Fall Accidents

    Our client was on an elementary school trip when she was pushed by another student causing a fractured arm. The homeowner’s policy for the offending student’s mother, who was his chaperone on the trip that day, accepted responsibility after the depositions of multiple witnesses proved that it was likely a jury would rule in our favor on that issue and a settlement was reached with the homeowners insurance. The school district never accepted responsibility, claiming the act was sudden and spontaneous and no amount of supervision could have prevented it. After years of appeals, each one won by my office, the issue of the school district’s responsibility for the accident finally went to trial before a jury and we presented many witnesses including an educational expert witness who explained to the jury why the school district was at fault. The school district countered with their own expert educational witness who explained to the jury why he felt the school district was not at fault. The jury found the school district and the offending student’s mother equally at fault. Thereafter, while getting ready for a second trial on damages, the school district made an additional offer to settle which was accepted by the client almost 3 years after the homeowners insurance paid their settlement. To highlight how long this case took, and how hard the school district fought thinking that we would back down, by the time the matter was finally settled the child was getting ready to leave for college.
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  • $340,000

    Dog Bites

    Our client was a real estate agent who was attacked by a colleague’s dog when meeting up to show a house to a prospective buyer. In New York, an owner is responsible for injuries caused by their dog if, and only if, you can prove that the owner knew that the dog had a violent propensity. This is usually proven by showing that the dog has bitten previously. Our client was badly injured by this dog with multiple severe lacerations on both of her arms as she protected herself from being bitten in the face. We broke this case through skilled investigation when we were able to locate a painting contractor who had been previously bitten by the same dog so we were able to prove that the owner knew her dog was vicious. The homeowners insurance thereafter disputed the value of the client’s injuries but the matter settled on the brink of trial once it was thoroughly prepared and the insurance company had no choice but to settle.
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  • $325,000

    Neck & Back Injuries

    Client was rear-ended on a bridge suffering a neck injury which required an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion to alleviate his pain. All throughout the litigation the insurance company refused to pay, claiming that the impact was too minor to have caused the claimed injuries and 2 surgeons who treated our client shortly after the accident were of the opinion that he did not need any surgery. After months of failed conservative treatment, a third opinion with a third surgeon resulted in successful surgery. Our client was able to return to work as an electrician after the surgery. We retained a medical expert to defeat the insurance company’s claim that the accident did not cause the injury. The case settled just before trial.
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  • $300,000

    Slip, Trip, and Fall Accidents

    Client slipped on any icy hill which was improperly maintained and was the only way to get to the job site.
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  • $160,000

    Motor Vehicle Accidents

    This case went to jury verdict. The issue was fault, and the jury found 100% in my client's favor. After that verdict, the insurance company offered an amount of money that the client accepted.
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  • $100,000

    Motor Vehicle Accidents

    Knee injury. This case settled in the middle of the trial. Insurance company refused to pay because the client only spoke Spanish and the insurance company believed an Orange County jury would not compensate her. Jury was very impressed to learn this woman was a first generation immigrant and her son was a United States Marine. Insurance company paid $100,000 after that when our demand before trial was less.
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