NY Personal Injury Verdicts & Settlements*
Roof Parapet Falls on Worker's Legs - $6 Million Dollar New York Personal Injury Lawsuit Settlement
The plaintiff, a young construction worker, was injured when the parapet wall he was demolishing collapsed upon him by reason of the partial removal of supports. The plaintiff sustained the loss of most of both legs. A settlement was achieved within four months of the happening of the accident, with up-front cash and monthly payments for life having a present value of $6 Million, or anticipated lifetime payments totaling $16 Million Dollars.
Slip in Bathroom - $2.275 Million Dollar New York Personal Injury Lawsuit Settlement
The plaintiff slipped and fell in a bathtub when reaching for towels placed too far from the tub and sustained a devastating spinal injury requiring lifetime medical care.
Roof Collapse - $1.5 Million Dollar NY Accident Settlement
While the plaintiff was removing the tar membrane of a roof, it partially collapsed, causing him to fall through the roof. The plaintiff sustained a fractured pelvis, arm and thumb, all of which required surgery.
Employment Discrimination - $1.49 Million Dollar New York Lawsuit Settlement
A group of plaintiffs sued their former employer for age, gender and religion discrimination leading to wrongful discharge from employment.
Scaffold Collapse - $1 Million Dollar New York Injury Verdict
The plaintiff, the owner of his own company, erected a hanging scaffold to sandblast the side of a building. Upon turning on the hose, the scaffold collapsed and the plaintiff fell to the ground. The plaintiff sustained fractures of both legs. One leg required surgery. After a trial, a verdict was entered for the plaintiff for $1 Million Dollars.
Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle - $700,000.00 New York Accident Settlement
Plaintiff was crossing the street when she was struck by a motor vehicle. She sustained a fractured skull, subdural hematoma and a fractured ankle requiring surgery.
Failure to Provide Goggles - $600,000.00 New York Personal Injury Lawsuit Settlement
A construction worker was injured when he was struck in the eye by an errant electrical wire. He sustained a corneal burn with some loss of vision.
Worker Injured by Falling Window Frame - $600,000.00 NY Accident Settlement
While the plaintiff was working on the installation a new window in a school building, he was struck by a window frame that was discarded and thrown from the floor above. Plaintiff sustained a herniated disc which required surgery.
Exploding Apartment Stove - $500,000.00 NY Personal Injury Lawsuit Settlement
Plaintiff, a tenant, was injured when her landlord's stove exploded while she was cooking. She sustained burns on her arms and legs.
Car Rear Ends Illegally Stopped Truck - $500,000.00 New York Personal Injury Settlement
Plaintiffs were passengers in a motor vehicle that collided with the rear end of a stopped tractor trailer. The driver of the tractor trailer failed to use warning flashers or otherwise warn oncoming traffic. Injuries included a fractured elbow and wrist requiring surgery.
Bus Strikes Pedestrian - $487,500.00 NY Personal Injury Lawsuit Settlement
The plaintiff, a 68 year old man, was struck and killed almost instantly by a school bus making a turn under an elevated subway.
Fall on Flight of Stairs - $425,000.00 New York Personal Injury Lawsuit Settlement
The plaintiff stumbled while coming out of his apartment because the step risers of the stairwell were of unequal height. The plaintiff sustained an aggravation of a prior non-disruptive herniated disc in his back which required surgery.
Woman Falls from Window - $400,000.00 NYC Personal Injury Lawsuit Settlement
Plaintiff was attempting to open her apartment window when she leaned against the window. This caused the window to come apart from the frame. She fell to the ground below. She sustained a fractured elbow which required surgery.
Fall on Wet Floor in McDonald's - $380,000.00 New York Personal Injury Verdict
The plaintiff, a female patron at McDonald's, slipped on a wet floor. The floor had recently been mopped. She sustained a tear of the rotator cuff of her left shoulder. A jury decided that McDonald's was completely responsible for the happening of the accident and awarded the plaintiff damages.
Driver Rear Ended - $275,000.00 New York City Personal Injury Lawsuit Settlement
Plaintiff was driving his SUV when he changed lanes and stopped short to make a left turn. The car behind his car was pushed into his vehicle by a third car. The plaintiff lost control of his car and struck a utility pole. Injuries included a laminectomy of his cervical spine which had been damaged prior to the accident.
Automobile Collision - $250,000 New York Personal Injury Settlement
Plaintiff sustained back and mouth (nerve damage) injuries in an automobile collision.**
Dental Malpractice - $250,000 NY City Injury Verdict
The plaintiff alleged that an oral surgeon negligently extracted an impacted wisdom tooth without first having obtained her informed consent. She sustained nerve damage resulting in a paresthesia of the right lower side of her mouth.
Assault by a Fellow Patron at a Bar - $250,000.00 New York Injury Lawsuit Settlement
Plaintiff was watching a football game at a bar/restaurant when he was struck in the eye by a beer bottle thrown by another patron of the bar. That patron was drunk and disorderly and not properly controlled or supervised. Plaintiff sustained some loss of vision in his eye.
Unwarranted Touching by Daycare Center Aid - $160,000.00 NYC Accident Settlement
A five year old boy was touched in a sexual manner by a nursery school aid at a daycare center. The infant claimed that he suffered nightmares from the experience.
Fall on Ice on Steps - $150,000.00 NY Accident Settlement
The plaintiff slipped and fell on ice, on the steps, coming out of her dormitory building. She sustained a fracture of the ankle.
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*These personal injury lawsuit verdicts and settlements represent achievements by individual attorneys who have been or who currently are employed by SEB, but not necessarily at the time the verdict or settlement was concluded
**The verdict was reduced on appeal.