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Appeals Court Affirms Significant Verdict for Pain and Suffering in Ankle Injury Case

Posted in Ankle Injuries

On August 11, 2008,  Fredy Figueroa was employed as a sprinkler system installer in connection with a $350,000 landscaping project in the backyard of a home in Nissequougue (Suffolk County). Fredy was excavating a two foot trench when the retaining wall next to it collapsed and pinned him inside the trench for 10 minutes, requiring… Continue Reading

Court Orders Substantial Increase in Pain and Suffering Damages for Construction Project Manager’s Ankle Injury

Posted in Ankle Injuries

On March 2, 2009, Mark Grinberg was a project manager for URS Corporation working at a construction site when he slipped and fell on a piece of plywood that was covered plastic. The accident took place at the Central Park Police Station then under renovation: A contractor, C&L Contracting Corp., had placed plastic covered plywood… Continue Reading

Appellate Court Affirms Trial Judge’s Increased Evaluation of Pain and Suffering Award in Laborer’s Case Alleging Ankle and Shoulder Injuries

Posted in Ankle Injuries, Shoulder Injuries

On March 24, 2007, Fitzroy Burnett was working for the transit authority as part of a track removal and replacement project in the subway tunnel at the 155th Street station in Manhattan. Burnett was attempting to remove shoring stuck in the concrete skeletonized track. He slipped and fell backwards onto a track due to the… Continue Reading

Appeals Court Affirms $3,166,667 Pain and Suffering Verdict for Leg and Other Injuries Sustained by Electrician who Fell from Ladder

Posted in Leg Injuries, Loss of Consortium Damages

On July 21, 2000, Daniel Hernandez was working on a defective lighting fixture at a Great Neck construction site when he fell from a ladder and broke his leg. He never recovered from his injury (it got worse and others developed too); he was never able to return to work. His damages lawsuit took eight… Continue Reading

Ankle and Back Injuries Result in $2,219,571 Pain and Suffering Verdict Affirmed on Appeal

Posted in Ankle Injuries, Back Injuries

On June 30, 2006, Manuel Guallpa fell to the ground from a ladder 10 feet high while repairing windows at a storefront construction site in Queens County. His right ankle sustained the brunt of the fall and he was taken to the local hospital where he was diagnosed with an intra-articular fracture of the medial… Continue Reading

Appellate Court Orders $450,000 Reduction in Pain and Suffering Award

Posted in Hand Injuries, Hip and Pelvis Injuries, Shoulder Injuries

On August 22, 1998 Enrique Isaac was driving on Linden Boulevard near its intersection at Ashford Street in Brooklyn. He collided with a left turning city bus and ended up with several substantial orthopedic injuries. At trial, the then 53 year old plaintiff was awarded pain and suffering damages in the sum of $2,250,000 ($1,500,000… Continue Reading

Brain and Leg Injuries Result in $15,000,000 Pain and Suffering Verdict Reduced to $5,000,000 by Appeals Court

Posted in Brain Injuries, Leg Injuries

On November 29, 2004 at about 3:15 p.m., Rashawana Belt was on the sidewalk that abutted the eastbound side of 110th Avenue, near its intersection at Merrick Boulevard, in the Jamaica section of Queens. In a split second, her life would change unalterably when a drunk driver mounted the sidewalk, struck Rashawana and drove her… Continue Reading

Bicyclist Sustains Fractures of Both Legs when Struck by Police Car; Appeals Court Upholds Trial Judge’s Increase to $750,000 for Pain and Suffering after Jury Awarded only $100,000

Posted in Leg Injuries

On August 15, 2004, then 20 year old Ervin Jordan was on his bicycle in Wyandanch, New York (Suffolk County) attempting to cross a road known as Straight Path at its intersection with State Avenue. Jordan was peddling along, just like this fellow: At the same time, and on State Avenue only a block away… Continue Reading

Trial Judge Upholds New York Jury’s $3,200,000 Pain and Suffering Verdict for 44 Year Old Electrician with Tibia-Fibula Fractures and RSD

Posted in Leg Injuries

Almost ten years ago, a month after the Great Neck, New York commercial office building at 1010 Northern Boulevard had been constructed and occupied, there was a problem with some of the emergency backup lighting fixtures. The tenant notified the building owner who in turn notified its general contractor. Then, the electrical subcontractor was notified… Continue Reading

Slip and Fall Liability Verdict Affirmed against NYC Transit Authority but Court Fails to Identify Injury for which Jury Rendered $210,000 Verdict

Posted in Wrist Injuries

Once again an appellate court in New York has issued a decision on an appeal from a jury verdict in a personal injury lawsuit that fails to identify important facts about the case – such as the injury for which $210,000 was awarded. So once again, we have dug into the matter so we can… Continue Reading

Latest New York Appeals Court to Evaluate Ankle Fracture Pain and Suffering Case: $550,000; Most Range Between $300,000 and $600,000

Posted in Ankle Injuries

Another significant ankle fracture pain and suffering verdict has been reviewed by a New York appeals court and in its decision this week a Kings County verdict for $800,000 was deemed unreasonable and reduced to $550,000. Myron Fishbane, a 69 year old semi-retired accountant, slipped and fell down stairs in 2004, broke his ankle and… Continue Reading

Leg Fracture Verdicts for Pain and Suffering in New York Injury Cases Upheld on Appeal for $1,100,000 and $1,500,000

Posted in Leg Injuries

A broken or fractured tibia (the shin bone) is the most common long-bone injury. Several types of fractures can occur, ranging from the hairline stress fractures common in runners to severe open fractures (where the skin is broken) often resulting from motor vehicle accidents. And when severe, the fibula (the long, thin lateral or outside bone of the lower… Continue Reading

Wrist Fracture Injury Cases – Recent New York Verdicts and Settlements Between $450,000 and $900,000

Posted in Wrist Injuries

With a serious enough injury, traumatic wrist injury cases in New York can and do command upwards of $500,000-$900,000 for pain and suffering alone and can even bring in a $1,000,000 sustainable verdict. The wrist is an extremely complex collection of many joints, including eight separate small bones called carpal bones that connect the two… Continue Reading