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Verdicts & Settlements

Notable Achievements for Our Clients

New York Personal Injury and Civil Litigation Attorneys

Auto Crashes, Construction Accidents, Dangerous Premises, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death and Under Insurance

$3.3 Million – Jury verdict received by a Wallkill woman who suffered a traumatic brain injury after plaintiff’s car is hit head-on by defendant’s car;

$2.45 Million – For a father of two, hit head-on while driving on Route 299 in Highland, NY after a tractor-trailer rear-ended another vehicle in the oncoming lane;

$2.25 Million – Traumatic Brain Injury/Auto Crash settlement suffered by a woman who was rear-ended by a beer truck while waiting to make a left hand turn in Milton, NY;

$1.3 Million – Female driver hit head-on while driving to work, suffering a broken leg, broken foot, PTSD, and loss of sense of smell;

$1.3 Million – A 25 year old resident of Highland severely injured his back from a fall at a construction accident. A verdict in the Court of Claims in excess of $1,000,000 was obtained. The injury forced him to leave his occupation as a construction laborer;

$1.3 Million – Plaintiff was a 37 year old, undocumented worker at the time of the accident. Plaintiff fell from scaffolding sustaining numerous life-altering injuries. Summary Judgment was obtained under the Labor Law;

$1.1 Million – A 24 year old man from Ellenville, NY fell from an unsecured ladder, sustaining a bimalleolar fracture of his right ankle and a fractured left elbow. Plaintiff sued the owner of the commercial property, who then sued the tenant (plaintiff’s employer). Both the owner and tenant contributed to the settlement of $1.1 million for violation of New York State Labor Law;

$1 Million – Settlement at a mediation for a laborer who sustained severe physical and emotional injuries while escaping from a negligently filled water line while the laborer was still inside;

$950,000 – Settlement for a construction worker painting temporary road markings. He was hit by a tractor-trailer driving through the construction zone in Newburgh, NY;

$923,085 – Verdict on a trial for an Ulster County man who sustained head injuries during an assault with a glass bottle;

$900,000 – An 86 year old Plaintiff was crossing in a crosswalk in Binghamton, NY when she was knocked down by a truck. She suffered significant serious injuries including numerous leg fractures and a traumatic brain injury;

$850,000 – A 35 year old woman from upstate New York fell from an unsecured ladder. She injured her knee and back in this construction-site accident. A settlement was obtained just prior to jury selection;

$750,000 – Verdict on a trial for a woman who slipped on ice entering her place of employment in Ulster County and sustained a head injury;

$750,000 – Settlement for 61 year old resident of Ulster Park for a traumatic brain injury he suffered when rear-ended on Route 9W in Lake Katrine, NY;

$660,000 – A Kingston man, driving in Long Island, was struck head-on after two vehicles in the oncoming lanes of traffic collided. Although each driver claimed the other was responsible, a combined settlement from each insurance carrier totaling over $660,000 was paid;

$550,000 – A Town of Rosendale teenager, while riding as a front seat passenger, suffered a fractured femur when the driver lost control of his car and struck a telephone pole. After settling the case with the driver’s insurance company for the policy limits of $25,000, the injured plaintiff pursued an under insurance claim with his parent’s insurance company. We obtained an additional recovery of $525,000 for the teenager;

$500,000 – A 35 year old warehouse worker tripped and fell over debris in a warehouse in New Windsor, Orange County, New York. An action was brought against the property owner and the warehouse tenant. The plaintiff received a settlement of $500,000 for his back injury, which included a back fusion;

$485,000 – Mary Doe v a nursing home, wrongful death settlement of $485,000. The case is confidential as to party’s injuries and insurers;

$450,000 – A 24 year old Long Island man received $450,000 for a fractured femur, which he sustained in a motor vehicle accident that occurred in Ulster County. A 35 year old Long Island woman, who was in the same vehicle, also received $350,000 for her injuries. Both plaintiffs were back seat passengers in a rented vehicle that lost control and struck a utility pole. Investigation revealed that the car was rented with bald tires and an overdue inspection;

$450,000 – Plaintiff was a 59 year old driver who was stopped in traffic when rear-ended by Defendant. Due to the force of the collision, Plaintiff suffered a concussive brain injury including subdural hematoma, concussion, seizures, and memory impairment;

$436,927 – Jury verdict for an Ellenville resident who suffered leg and back injuries when she slipped at a senior housing complex that failed to treat ice accumulations in the residents’ designated smoking area;

$425,000 – A 77 year old man fell at a local hospital due to the negligence of the hospital resulting in loss of vision from the fall. He was subsequently diagnosed with macular degeneration unrelated to the trauma which complicated the claim. The matter settled at mediation;

$360,000 – Settlement for a 40 year old Saugerties woman for multiple cervical disc herniations and a right shoulder impingement caused by a negligently installed cot rack that fell on her at her place of employment;

$350,000 – A 22 year old woman from New Paltz suffered back injuries after a 15-ton truck rear-ended her at a light. She required back surgery and physical therapy;

$327,500 – 45 year old Plaintiff was exiting a shopping center pushing a shopping cart when the wheel of the cart got caught in a hole causing Plaintiff to fall. Plaintiff required a fusion to her spine. She was disabled prior to the fall. The matter settled at mediation;

$325,000 – An MRI technician slipped on a wet floor created by a commercial cleaning service. The technician, from Ulster Park, New York, settled her case for $325,000 after jury selection;

$275,000 – A UPS driver from Hudson, NY was working part-time performing renovation work when the scaffolding planks collapsed, causing him to fall 15 feet onto the cement floor;

$250,000 – A Dutchess County woman received a settlement of $250,000 for injuries she sustained while crossing the street in the Town of Poughkeepsie. Plaintiff sustained a skull fracture and a left tibial fracture. The case was settled for the full policy limits of the driver and the plaintiff’s SUM policy;

$250,000 – A Grahamsville union laborer received a settlement of $250,000 when construction debris fell into an excavation site, striking him in the head and fracturing several vertebras;

$250,000 – A 53 year old female security guard slipped in a pool of water that accumulated on the roof of a commercial building while performing her patrol. As a result of her fall, she suffered an injury to her low back requiring a spinal fusion at L5-S1;

$250,000 – A 64 year old woman from Wallkill fell and injured herself at a mall. The mall denied any responsibility and offered $5,000 to settle the claim. The jury found the mall 100% responsible for the plaintiff’s fall and injuries. The case subsequently settled for $250,000;

$230,000 – An on-duty state police trooper was rear-ended and suffered injuries to her shoulder requiring surgical repair. Her case was settled at a pretrial mediation;

$210,000 – A 26 year old New Milford, Connecticut man was thrown from the back of a pickup truck when the truck struck a tree. The plaintiff sustained fractures to his ring and middle finger of his left hand and required a left middle finger lateral hand relocation;

$175,000 – A 43 year old Ulster County woman received a settlement of $175,000 for injuries she sustained in a motor vehicle accident. The defendant failed to yield the right of way and turned left in front of the plaintiff’s vehicle. The plaintiff’s vehicle was caused to flip over as a result of the collision. The plaintiff sustained injury to her left foot, which required surgery to remove the accessory bone. The plaintiff also sustained injuries to her neck, left shoulder, and back as well as a concussion;

$150,000 – A 57 year old Ulster County man was injured in a motor vehicle accident when the defendant failed to yield the right of way at a stop sign and turned left into the plaintiff’s path of travel. Plaintiff sustained an injury to his right hip, accelerating the need for a right hip replacement;

$150,000 – A Highland resident fractured his ankle when his vehicle was stopped to make a left-hand turn in Milton, New York. His vehicle was rear-ended by a beer truck. A 74 year old Marlboro woman broke her leg in a car accident. This case went to trial and she received a verdict in the sum of $125,000;

$150,000 – A 54 year old woman from New Paltz received a $150,000 settlement for injuries to her shoulder, including surgical repair of a torn rotator cuff. She was a passenger in a car when it was rear-ended by a truck;

$150,000 – A 34 year old woman from Hopewell Junction injured her back in an automobile accident. She received a settlement amount of $150,000 after two days of trial;

$150,000 – A state health inspector fell on deteriorating front steps of a nursing home resulting in a torn meniscus. The plaintiff underwent arthroscopic surgery;

$125,000 – A 74 year old Marlboro woman broke her leg in a car accident. This case went to trial and she received a verdict in the sum of $125,000;

$100,000 – A 56 year old man from Modena injured his back when he was rear-ended while stopped in traffic. This case settled for the full amount of the defendant’s insurance policy, $10,000. An arbitrator awarded another $90,000 on the underinsurance claim;

$75,000 – A 70 year old Highland woman injured her back in a car accident that occurred on a road under construction. This case settled for $10,000. She also received a $65,000 underinsurance award;

* Please note: Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome with respect to any future matter on which Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP may be retained. Contact our experienced attorneys for a consultation – to discuss your specific case.

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