Sullivan County, NY—This case involved a 58 year old man performing independent contractor work doing renovations and repairs on a mobile home park owner. Another employee was converting the stove in the kitchen from natural gas to propane gas. This employee canoud not get the stove to light and went to shut off the gas. Our client then goes to the stove and turns the knob on the front when there is an immediate explosion causing 2nd and 3rd degree burns onhis arms. These injuries required extensive hospitalization on a ventilator and skin grafting. The maker of the stove denied any liability on their part. All parties of the case were brought together and settled the case for $500,000. Attorney: George Levy
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Please read on for a selection of recent cases of note.*
Wallkill, NY—Our client, a 35 year old woman, was involved in an accident when a truck making running a red light, made a left turn and struck our client. She sustained a neck injury and surgery to her arm. This case settled for $500,000.
Ulster County, NY—Our client, a 59 year old male, was a passenger in his brother-in-law’s car when the defendant crossed over and hit the car our client is in. The second defendant was traveling too closely behind our client’s car and rear-ended it. Our client sustained fractures to his face, neck and arm that required surgery. Our plaintiff’s car had a policy of $100,000 and the defendant’s car $250,000 in coverage. Both policies were offered after our client’s deposition. Attorney: Elizabeth Wolff
Dutchess County, NY—Our client, was 33 years old when a truck pulled out of a side road and he had to slam on brakes to avoid collision, but a truck came behind our client and rear-ended his vehicle. Our client reported neck and back pain that required surgery. This case settle the morning of jury selection.
Fallsburg, NY—Our client, a 74 year old retired male, was stopped and was hit in the rear by the defendant. The plaintiff underwent back surgery. The defendant insurance company tendered the full policy amount that was $250,000. Attorneys: Nancy Morgan
Hopewell Junction, NY—Our client, an 28 year old male, was involved in a head on collision when the defendant lost control going around a curve and struck our plaintiff. Our client suffered fractures and underwent ankle arthoscopy. The 18 year old defendant’s 250,000 full policy was awarded to our client. Attorney: Nancy Morgan
Utica, NY—Our 70 year old client from Italy was attending a festival at an Inn, when a heavy door displaying Christmas wreaths fell on her as she was walked towards the exit. It struck her in the head and knocked her to the floor. Our client was diagnosed with head injury and a shoulder injury that required surgery, that resulted in the loss of some usage of the her arm. The offers from the defendants increased to 245,000 as a result of doctor testimony. Attorneys: Elyssa Fried
Saratoga, NY—Our client, a 45 year old male, was stopped in traffic when he was struck in the rear by the defendant that pushed him into the car ahead and a fourth car. Our client suffered head, neck and back injuries. The defendant insurance company settled with our client for 245,000.
Orange County, NY—Our client was involved in a car accident in which the defendant went thorough a stop sign striking our client’s vehicle on the passenger side. Our client sustained fractures that required surgery. This case was settled just before jury selection for $190,000. Attorney: George Levy
Albany, NY—Our client is a 59 year old male, who was working as a sub contractor. After getting out of his car in a parking lot to perform his job, his feet slipped out from under him and fell. He saw that there was ice in the lot after he fell and there was no adequate lighting. Our client suffered a fractured hip. The defendants could not show what action they took that day before our client fell to show they had met their duty to keep the area safe. This case was settled for $159,000. Attorney: George Levy & David Gross