Motor Vehicle Accident Case Results

  • $1,500,000 jury verdict for accident victim that sustained a fractured femur and fractured clavicle in a bus accident.  Our client was a 59 year old woman that was improperly restrained in her wheelchair on a NYCTA bus.  This case was tried in Supreme Court New York County before Hon. Peter Moulton.
  • $850,000 settlement for a pedestrian who was knocked down by a truck while crossing Columbus Avenue. Our client sustained a fractured collar bone and rib as well as a traumatic brain injury.
  • $1,000,000 verdict in Supreme Court, Queens County for a 66 year old pedestrian struck by a moped.
  • $1,200,000 settlement for a man who’s vehicle was rear-ended in a chain reaction collision which exacerbated his pre-existing spine condition and caused the need for additional surgery.
  • $450,000 settlement for woman with a fractured ankle from head-on collision.  Defendant’s insurance limits were only $100,000.  We successfully argued to the Appellate Division that defendant was engaged in employment at the time of the accident, even though he was in his own personal vehicle, off premises and the accident did not occur during his normal work hours.  The employer contributed $350,000 to the settlement while the appeal was pending.
  • $400,000 settlement after $350,000 jury verdict in Nassau County Supreme Court for woman with lumbar spine disc herniations which were treated with steroid injections.  The defendant’s policy limits were $250,000.  The case was settled after the verdict for $400,000 which included separate payments for interest ($70,000) and bad faith claims ($80,000) from the insurance company for it’s failure to negotiate the case in good faith.
  • $500,000 settlement for motorist with lumbar spine injury.
  • $285,000 settlement with State Liquidation Bureau (receivers for bankrupt insurers) for motorist who sustained serious injuries in multi-vehicle collision. This case settled for nearly the entire policy limit on the eve of trial in Supreme Court, Suffolk County.
  • $2,000,000 arbitration award for pedestrian struck by van on the sidewalk at Herald Square. Our client sustained fractures to several bones in the hand which required surgery. The presiding Arbitrator was Milton Mollen, former Presiding Justice of the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department.