Verdicts and Settlements

$1,708,000 - CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT - Back and shoulder injuries sustained by a masonry worker who was struck by a wood plank from a scaffold that was being dismantled four floors above - $1,500,000 plus waiver of $312,000 workers' compensation lien, total value $1,708,000

$900,000 - CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT - Neck and back injuries sustained by welder/laborer on construction site when block, tackle and chain dislodged and fell from the floor above. The chain struck construction worker on the head. Injured worker was wearing his helmet at the time of the accident.

$900,000 - LEAD PAINT POISONING/PREMISES LIABILITY - Nonpermanent brain damage injury sustained by Brooklyn infant who ingested lead paint chips that fell to the floor of the apartment where he lived.

$850,000 - MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT - Internal, organ and orthopedic injuries sustained by Queens driver of motorcycle after intersection collision with a NYPD patrol car.

$825,000 - MEDICAL MALPRACTICE - Nonpermanent brain injury sustained by baby during delivery caused by hospital's failure to diagnose mother's gestational diabetes.

$725,000 - PEDESTRIAN KNOCKDOWN/AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT - Below the knee injury sustained by 84 year-old male pedestrian crossing in the crosswalk who was struck by bus making a left turn.

$700,000 - CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT - Ankle injury sustained by roofer who fell from unsecured ladder at construction site.

$675,000 - ELEVATOR ACCIDENT - Female hospital worker suffered back injury when she tripped and fell when entering a mis-leveled elevator.

$600,000 - PREMISES LIABILITY - Herniated disc injury sustained by the Bronx patron at bar/restaurant as a result of excessive force used by security personnel during altercation with another patron.

$600,000 - CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT - Construction site foreman suffered back and shoulder injuries after falling through an opening in the floor placed there to throw debris to the floor below.

$535,000 - MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT - Aggravation of pre-existing injuries to the neck and both knees sustained by passenger in an access-a-ride vehicle that collided with another automobile.

$525,000 - CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT - Compression fracture of vertebrae and fracture of the wrist sustained construction worker who fell one story through temporary floor in a building undergoing rehabilitation.

$450,000 - CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT - Knee injury sustained by elevator installer who stepped off elevator that had stopped two feet above poorly lit lobby floor.

$450,000 - CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT - Lower back injury sustained by window installer who fell backward when the scaffold he was working from collapsed in the middle.

$350,000 - SNOW AND ICE ACCIDENT - Shoulder and back injuries sustained by Queens office worker who slipped and fell in a parking lot that was improperly cleared of snow and ice.

$325,000 - MEDICAL MALPRACTICE - Failure to properly repair and augment anterior cruciate ligament of the knee after sports injury

$325,000 - PREMISES LIABILITY - Knee and shoulder injuries sustained by Brooklyn porter who fell when step collapsed while descending an exterior concrete stairway.

$300,000 - PREMISES LIABILITY - Aggravation of pre-existing back condition sustained by Manhattan rooming house tenant as a result of a slip and fall on wet common bathroom floor.

$290,000 - PREMISES LIABILITY - Knee injuries sustained by a 53-year-old woman who slipped and fell down due to garbage and debris on the staircase in her apartment building.

$285,000 - PREMISES LIABILITY - Ankle fracture requiring surgery sustained by the Bronx grandmother who slipped and fell on homeowner's back stairs that were not cleared of ice, which had formed from snow melting from the roof.

$250,000 - WORKPLACE ACCIDENT - Nasal bone fractures requiring reconstructive surgery when driver of truck was struck by splintering pieces of a pallet that shattered while being loaded into the truck.

$250,000 - AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT - Lower back injury sustained by driver of motor vehicle involved in an intersection accident in Brooklyn.

$250,000 - AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT - Leg injury sustained by driver of motor vehicle as a result of an intersection accident.

$249,500 - DEMOLITION ACCIDENT - Shoulder injury sustained by Queens asbestos remover when the air-conditioning duct brackets failed, causing the duct to fall from the ceiling.

$248,000 - MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT - Serious knee injury sustained by driver of motorcycle after intersection collision with a motor vehicle.

$230,000 - SIDEWALK ACCIDENT - Leg injury sustained by Brooklyn patron of fruit and vegetable store who fell through cellar door that opened from the sidewalk.

$227,500 - SIDEWALK ACCIDENT - Elbow injury sustained by Queens grandmother who tripped and fell on uneven and raised flagstone in the driveway portion of the sidewalk.

$225,000 - AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT - Knee injury sustained by driver of motor vehicle who was struck by forklift owned by plumbing supply company that was unloading pipe into its warehouse.

$225,000 - AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT - Hip injury sustained by female pedestrian who was knocked down when commercial van was attempting to back into a parking space.

$225,000 - AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT - Shoulder injury sustained by pedestrian crossing in crosswalk on a green light after being struck by motor vehicle making a left turn.

$225,000 - CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT - Hand injury sustained by construction worker during the course of demolition of a factory building.

$225,000 - CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT - Head injury sustained by worker who was struck by a piece of falling debris from conveyor system during the course of demolition of a factory building.

$225,000 - SIDEWALK ACCIDENT - Elbow fracture sustained by Brooklyn elderly woman who tripped and fell on a broken sidewalk adjacent to an apartment construction project.

$200,000 - PEDESTRIAN KNOCKDOWN/AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT - Knee injuries requiring surgery sustained by 30-year-old single mother crossing in the crosswalk who was struck by van making a left turn.

$200,000 - AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT - Shoulder injury sustained by driver when he was rear-ended by defendant's vehicle.

$200,000 - MEDICAL MALPRACTICE - Arm injury sustained by woman in a car accident that hospital failed to diagnose.

$200,000 - PREMISES LIABILITY - Leg fracture sustained by the Bronx restaurant patron who fell down defective stairs with worn bullnoses and incorrect step geometry leading to the restaurant restrooms.

$196,000 - SNOW AND ICE ACCIDENT - Left hip injury sustained by Brooklyn elderly woman pedestrian who fell on sidewalk that was improperly cleared of with snow and ice.

$175,000 - SNOW AND ICE ACCIDENT - Elderly woman who slipped and fell due to improperly cleared ice from an apartment complex walkway resulting in an elbow fracture and surgery; settled just prior to jury selection.

$175,000 - PREMISES LIABILITY - Elbow fracture and dislocation sustained by Manhattan resident who tripped and fell while skating at the Bronx roller rink.

$175,000 - CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT - Neck and back injuries sustained by worker during renovation of building when a pipe dislodged from the ceiling knocking the worker and the baker's scaffold he was working from to the ground.

$162,500 - AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT - Knee injury sustained by passenger in intersection collision -

$160,000 - PREMISES LIABILITY/BUILDING ACCIDENT - Leg injury sustained by Manhattan apartment dweller caused by slip and fall on wet lobby floor due to the failure to place mats or mop during rainstorm.

$160,000 - PREMISES LIABILITY/BUILDING ACCIDENT - Fall on defective stairway in Queens apartment building resulting in fractured arm.

$155,000 - AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT - Intersection accident resulting in leg injury to driver.

$150,000 - AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT - Shoulder injury sustained by pedestrian crossing the street and struck by commercial van.

$150,000 - EXCESSIVE FORCE - Soft tissue injuries sustained by Brooklyn driver after being pulled over for traffic infraction by NYPD.

$150,000 - CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT - Tear of the left ankle ligament sustained by worker due to the failure to install barricades or guards across window openings causing construction worker to fall from the first floor to the ground floor.

$150,000 - PREMISES LIABILITY - Leg injury sustained by Brooklyn patron who tripped and fell over a curled up mat in fruit and vegetable store.

$150,000 - PREMISES LIABILITY - Tear of the Achilles tendon sustained by Queens supermarket patron who tripped and fell in a hole in entranceway when leaving the supermarket.

$150,000 - SIDEWALK ACCIDENT - Hip injury sustained by Manhattan pedestrian who tripped and fell over raised sidewalk flagstone.

$140,000 - CORRECTION OFFICER ON INMATE ASSAULT - Fractured jaw sustained by inmate during an altercation with a correction officer at Rikers Island Jail.

$137,500 - ROADWAY CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT - Foot injury caused by improperly secured roadway construction plate that bounced into the air and landed on pedestrian walking in the street.

$120,000 - SIDEWALK ACCIDENT - Tear of the rotator cuff sustained by Brooklyn maintenance worker who tripped and fell on a broken sidewalk.

$120,000 - MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT - Knee injury sustained by female passenger on motorcycle after being sideswiped by an automobile.

$115,000 - AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT - Knee injury sustained by driver of motor vehicle who was struck by New York City Department of Sanitation garbage truck.

$112,500 - AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT - Shoulder injury sustained by Manhattan Department of Education school aide involved in a motor vehicle sideswipe accident.

$110,000 - BUILDING ACCIDENT - Shoulder injury sustained by Manhattan apartment dweller who slipped and fell on improperly washed interior stairway.

$100,000 - INMATE-ON-INMATE ASSAULT - Fractured orbit sustained by Brooklyn super when sucker punched by another prisoner in a NYPD 70th precinct holding cell.

$100,000 - PREMISES LIABILITY - Tear of the rotator cuff sustained by Manhattan supermarket patron who slipped and fell on a slippery floor in the produce aisle.

$100,000 - AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT - Leg injury sustained by female pedestrian crossing the street in the crosswalk on a green light.

$100,000 - CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT - Laceration and scarring of the forearm sustained by worker from a falling piece of sheet metal ceiling during demolition.

$100,000 - CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT - Back injury sustained by construction worker who was dismantling steel window shutters during the course of building demolition.

$100,000 - ELEVATOR ACCIDENT - Knee injury sustained by hospital worker due to misleveling elevator.

$100,000 - PREMISES LIABILITY - Amputation of the tip of Staten Island school teacher's finger when a defective gym door closed suddenly on the - jury verdict - $125,000; settled at post trial court conference.

$100,000 - SIDEWALK ACCIDENT - Fracture of the toe and tear of the left wrist tendon sustained by the Bronx clerical worker who tripped and fell on sidewalk grating.

$100,000 - SIDEWALK ACCIDENT - Fractured arm sustained by female Manhattan pedestrian who tripped and fell over sign pole remnant that was not cut down to the sidewalk level.

$100,000 - SNOW AND ICE ACCIDENT - Slip and fall on sidewalk that Staten Island homeowner had improperly cleared of snow and ice resulting in arm fracture.

$97,000 - FALSE ARREST/FALSE IMPRISONMENT - Staten Island secretary was falsely arrested in her apartment and detained for five days before she was released. After several court appearances, case was dismissed.

$90,000 - PEDESTRIAN KNOCKDOWN/AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT - Staten Island secretary sustained knee injury after being struck in the crosswalk by automobile making a left turn.