New York Personal Injury Settlements and Verdicts
At David Resnick & Associates, P.C., we believe that strong client relationships, built on trust and communication, are the keys to success. We work hard to ensure the best resolution possible for each and every client.
If you need a New York personal injury attorney, or you’re uncertain whether your situation requires a lawyer and you have questions, contact David Resnick & Associates, P.C., online or call us at 212-279-2000 today. We serve accident victims in New York City, which includes Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and the Bronx.
We’ve handled a variety of New York personal injury cases. Below are just some of the results we achieved for our clients.
Examples of Recent New York Personal Injury Settlements & Wins for Our Clients
- $2,000,000 for a man who sustained a fractured leg when he was assaulted in a bodega.
- $1,750,000 for a woman who injured her neck and back when she slipped on a wet floor in a supermarket.
- $1,000,000 for a victim of a slip and fall in a building with broken stairway lights
- $700,000 win for rape victim.
In a recent case, our client was a girl who was attacked on the roof of her building. The girl had actually held the front door of the building open for the perpetrator, who then followed her into the elevator. Once in the elevator, he did not let her out until they got to the top floor, where he dragged her to the roof and raped her. Our office was able to show that the building’s roof alarm had not gone off, and that had it gone off, the rape would likely not have occurred. By canvassing the entire building, we were able to find a witness who had been to the roof numerous times without the alarm going off prior to the incident. This proved that the building super failed to properly maintain the alarm. In this case the building was held responsible for the crime because the building was not properly maintained even though working door locks and buzzers were provided.
- $650,000 for a victim of a slip and fall on coffee in an office building
- $600,000 for a man who injured his neck when he was struck by a car.
- $535,000 for a child who injured his leg when he was struck by a car as he was crossing the street behind an ice cream truck.
- $400,000 for a woman who injured her knee and shoulder when she tripped over a broken street sign protruding from a sidewalk.
- $370,000 for victim of assault by bar bouncer.
A 31-year-old man was assaulted by a bouncer in a bar, which resulted in his having a permanent seizure disorder. The bar had no insurance coverage, but the owner of the building that rented space to the bar had coverage. We were able to show that this particular bar had several prior fights in which patrons were injured, that arrests had been made previously at this bar, and that the owner of the building knew or should have known that the bar needed better security. Therefore, the insurance carrier for the bar settled the case after jury selection.
- $350,000 for the estate of a man killed in a motorcycle accident.
- $350,000 for a man who injured his neck and shoulder when he tripped over an open basement door on a sidewalk.
- $335,000 for a woman who injured her knee whose umbrella got caught in a hole on steps.
- $300,000 for a man who hurt his shoulder in a rear end car accident.
- $300,000 for a woman who slipped on a wet floor in a bingo parlor.
- $300,000 for a woman struck and injured by a city vehicle.
- $225,000 settlement for boy injured at football practice.
We won a settlement for a young client who was injured at football practice. The football practice was held on a grassy area of a public park, not on a football field. We retained an expert in the field of coaching who asserted that it was the coach’s duty to inspect the area before beginning the practice. Our office was able to show that the football coach knew, or should have known, the grassy area was unsafe. At least 8 of the boy’s teammates were deposed and alleged they didn’t recall seeing any tree roots where the boy fell. However, one teammate said he thought he overheard another boy say it was possible the boy got his foot caught on something. That statement, combined with photos of several tree roots at the location of the accident was enough to get our client a good settlement.
- $250,000 for man who slipped on ice in the street.
A client came to us who had been injured when he slipped and fell on ice on a city street. Normally, a slip on ice in the street is not a basis for a claim, but in this case, our office canvassed the area where the accident happened and found a witness who claimed the ice appeared to have come from a pipe coming through the curb onto the street from 15 feet away. We retained an expert who traced the pipe all the way to the roof of a nearby building. We showed that the building used the pipe to drain its roof, thereby causing and creating the dangerous icy condition on the street. Ironically, there was also snow and ice on the sidewalk, but we were able to show our client had actually fallen on the street ice through the defendant’s own testimony. Our client was awarded damages for his injuries.
- $225,000 for a woman injured on wet steps.
- $200,000 settlement for man who slipped on wet floor.
When our client was injured on a wet bathroom floor in a movie theater, we were able to get him a good settlement. The movie theater maintained that right after the fall, they inspected the bathroom floor and that it was dry. They exchanged a photo depicting the dry floor. The problem was that while they claimed they took the photo right after the accident, there was a “Caution Wet Floor” sign in the bathroom in the exact spot where our client fell. “Why would the sign have been there unless the floor was wet?” was the question that prompted the defendant to make our client an offer.
- $200,000 for a man injured in a motorcycle accident.
- $200,000 for a man injured in a rear end car accident.