Improper Evacuation / Elevator
A settlement was reach after a 4 week trial in the amount of $8.5 million on behalf of a 41 year old business owner and father in New York County. During his stay at a new York City hotel, our client became trapped between floors in the hotel’s elevator. The staff encouraged improper evactuation procedures, causing our client to fall down an elevator shaft and suffer a large gash to his left groin. Our client required five surgeries and several hospitalizations and now suffers from permanenet scarring, lymphedema (chronic swelling of leg) and constant pain.
Trip and Fall (Sidewalk) / Medical Malpractice
A verdict of $3.4 million was won on behalf of a 58 year-old business man who tripped and fell on a sidewalk, causing a bimalleolar fracture/dislocation of his right ankle. He underwent an open internal fixation of his right ankle at New York University Medical Center. Upon discharge he developed a gangrene infection in his lower right extremity which ultimately required a below the knee amputation of his right leg. The verdict was achieved after four weeks of trial in New York County.
Poor Maintenance / Ferry
A settlement in the amount of $2.2 million was reached in Nassau County during mediation prior to trial on behalf of a 56 year-old woman. The woman was waiting in line at a concession stand on a ferry when she was struck by a heavy refrigerator that fell from a countertop. She suffered numerous injuries and had to undergo knee replacement surgery as a result of the incident.
Trip and Fall / Sidewalk
A settlement in the amount of $2.2 million was reached in New York County on behalf of a 60 year old secretary who was caused to trip and fall due to an unleveled sidewalk subway grate. As a result of the incident, our client suffered a fractured neck requiring two surgeries as well as a fractured elbow.
Defective Step/ Apartment Building
A settlement in the amount of $1.4 million was reached in Bronx County on behalf of a 35 year old student who fell in an apartment building stairwell due to a defective step. Our client suffered a severe knee injury and required multiple surgeries to repair and manage the pain.
Improper Building Mantenance
A settlement in the amount of $750,000 was reached in Kings County on behalf of a 29 year old woman who was attacked and robbed in the lobby of her building. The attacker was able to gain unlawful access to the building due to the building owner’s failure to provide and implement proper security measures.
Gas Explosion / Pedestrian
An arbitration award in the amount of $700,000 was reached on behalf of a 22 year old woman who was seriously injured as a result of a gas explosion. Our client was walking to work when she was hit by flying debris from the explosion. The woman underwent four surgical procedures to repair complex lacerations to her face and body. There was limited insurance coverage and many claims from other people who were injured as a result of the blast.
Faulty Construction/ Stairwell
An settlement in the amount of $515,000 was reached in Kings County on behalf of a 48 year old nurse and graduate student who slipped down a stairwell due to improperly constructed steps and handrails and lack of sufficient lighting. Our client suffered a sever fracture to her right shoulder which required four surgeries and has caused permanent scarring, pain and disability of shoulder.