Case Results


Slip and Fall Accidents

$700,000 settlement for a man who sustained a severe spinal cord injury in a freak accident in Manhattan. Our client met a friend for a drink at a restaurant in the West Village. He entered through the front door and sat at a table with his back facing the sidewalk. At the end of his meal, he got up and turned to leave the restaurant through the open French doors. Unbeknownst to him, the cellar doors on the sidewalk had been left open after the kitchen staff received a delivery.

As our client turned to leave, he fell through the open doors, landing 8 feet below. Fortunately, some bags filled with garbage cushioned his fall. Even with the softened landing, he sustained a torn MCL, and 2 herniated discs that ultimately required disc replacement surgery.  (This settlement took place during the Covid-19 crisis of 2020 when the court system was completely shut down.) 

$375,000 for an 80-year-old tourist who slipped in a bathroom at JFK airport and fractured her hip.  Our client was attempting to lock the stall door when it unexpectedly swung outward due to a broken locking mechanism.  She needed emergency surgery with the implantation of significant hardware.  The case was complicated due to the fact that she landed in New York in March of 2020, days before the world shut down.  Even though the courts were in a near shutdown for moths, we were able to settle the case in under two years. 

$225,000 for a 75-year-old woman who tripped over construction debris left on the sidewalk.  She sustained a fractured wrist that required the implantation of a metal plate in her wrist. 

$218,000 settlement for a woman who tripped on a Manhattan sidewalk. She was caused to fall by a metal plate that had been inadvertently left jutting out, underneath a fence at a construction site. One of her discs was herniated and she ended up requiring surgery (a discectomy). The case had numerous hurdles: the plaintiff was on her way home from a concert where she had admittedly been drinking, and she had a history of back problems, including surgery to the same disc, 13 years prior. (This settlement took place during the Covid-19 crisis of 2020 when the court system was completely shut down.)

$200,000 settlement for a Bronx child who tripped over her own feet, and landed on a broken tile in the hallway of her aunt's apartment complex. The only injury was a scar on the left knee. The superintendent of the building admitted that he knew of the broken tile and was not sure why it had never been fixed. The child was only 3 years old at the time of the accident, and had just turned 6 when the case went to trial. The case settled after a jury had been selected, and the parties were about to commence opening statements.

$150,000 settlement for a Brooklyn woman who slipped and fell on a wet floor in a Manhattan pizza restaurant. There were no witnesses, and she did not go to the emergency room until 12 hours later. She sustained a torn meniscus that required surgery.

$115,000 settlement for a woman who slipped and fell on a wet floor in a national big box store in upstate New York. Video showed that water had dripped off shopping carts that had just been returned from the parking lot during a storm. The chain's own procedure of wiping down carts during a storm had not been followed. Our client sustained a hairline fracture of the pubis ramus, and a complete, full thickness, traumatic tear of the hamstring.

$100,000 for a Bronx woman who slipped and fell on a wet floor in a department store. She sustained a hairline wrist fracture, as well as a tear of the Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex which necessitated surgery.

$90,000 for a woman who tripped and fell due to an unsecured rug in a hotel lobby in Manhattan. She sustained a torn meniscus that required surgery. The entire incident was captured on the hotel's security camera. (Plaintiff enters the picture 1 minute and 15 seconds into the video).

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