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Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. Recognized in NLJ’s “Big Money Wins 2013” with the 1st and 4th Ranked Settlements

The National Law Journal has recognized Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. in its “Big Money Wins of 2013” for their outstanding victory in two specific cases, Gardener v. City of New York and the Pelham Bay Landfill lawsuit ranking these two settlements as the 1st and 4th in their top list in the nation.  “Big Money Wins” acknowledges plaintiffs’ lawyers with extraordinary accomplishments based on the best measure available – the amount of the jury verdict award or settlement.

Facts of the Gardener Case

Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. represented plaintiff Gardener in a suit against the City of New York, alleging that the deadly crossover collision on July 9, 2006 on the Bronx River Parkway that resulted in 6 fatalities and left the plaintiff with a critical brain injury was the result of a barrier that was of the wrong size and shape.

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Lead attorney Jeff S. Korek was able to prove that the City of New York was at fault for not replacing the improper barrier on the Bronx River Parkway with a proper, taller barrier, which had been proven to prevent such accidents. The plaintiff, sole survivor of the accident, was ultimately awarded an $18 million combined settlement by the city and state of New York.

Facts of the Pelham Bay Landfill Case

Korek also represented a group of plaintiffs in another suit against the City of New York, alleging that the plaintiffs’ childhood leukemia was caused by toxic substances radiating from the Pelham Bay Landfill, which was owned and operated by the city.

The lawsuit was filed as a result of an unusually high occurrence of illnesses and cancer among residents living in close proximity to the Landfill. On July 26, 2013, after years of battle, the City of New York finally agreed to pay $12 million to settle eight lawsuits involving twelve plaintiffs, which date back to the early 1990s.

We Can Help

If you or a loved one was injured as a result of the negligent actions of another party, you should immediately hire a personal injury attorney to help you get the maximum compensation that you deserve.

The attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. are committed to the relentless pursuit of victim’s rights in New York and New Jersey for over 25 years. They have the necessary experience and knowledge to aggressively fight to get you the compensation that you deserve.

Call us at 800.529.9997 to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our experienced New York toxic tort attorneys today.

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