Verdicts and Settlements

 

$2,225,000 – settlement during trial in excessive force case against the New York City Police Department.  The New York City Police Department refused to offer one penny before trial.

$1,500,000 – settlement on the eve of trial for pedestrian struck by motor vehicle. 

$1,225,000 – settlement during trial in case against the New York City Transit Authority arising out of an accident where our client’s leg was injured by a New York City Transit Authority Bus.

$595,000 – jury verdict for a client injured in an automobile accident.  The insurance company’s offer throughout trial was $16,000.

$590,000 – settlement during trial in a motor vehicle accident case involving back injuries.  The insurance company refused to offer one penny before trial.  $250,000 was offered and rejected during jury selection.  We won a liability verdict, and the case settled during the damages trial.   

$400,000 – settlement during jury selection for a girl who was injured when she fell down negligently maintained steps at her apartment.

$344,000 – jury verdict in a case where our client was negligently supervised on a class trip and sustained a broken wrist.  The case proceeded to trial against the City of New York and the jury returned a favorable verdict for the client. 

$343,000 – jury verdict in case where client was injured when she was struck by a vehicle in a cross-walk.  The client primarily had soft tissue injures and never underwent any surgery.  As a result, the highest offer before trial was $50,000.

$285,000 – client tripped and fell on a sidewalk defect at Brooklyn College and injured her ankle.  Suit was filed against the State of New York in the Court of Claims.  Our research failed to disclose any case ever won against the State of New York involving a sidewalk defect.  We won a liability verdict and the case settled before the damages trial.