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Some Recent Settlements -- A Car Accident and A Work Accident

$2.1 million Settlement - Mother of Two Struck and Killed by Motorist

StolzenbergCortelli LLP recently resolved a heart breaking wrongful death action. The mother of two was struck and killed, while she crossed a roadway. We were able to locate a video capturing the events leading up to the accident by way of a video surveillance system setup across the street in a neighboring commercial establishment. The video, when analyzed by our expert, confirmed that the defendant driver was speeding.

$525,000 for a Teamster Injured When the Trailer upon which He was Standing Collapsed

Our client was a teamster, working at a concrete plant in Westchester, when he was seriously injured.  At the time, our client was standing on a trailer, which is colloquially known as a "low boy", when the wooden slats upon which he was standing, collapsed. He injured his knee and he ultimately had to undergo a total knee replacement. Many defenses were raised during the course of this litigation, including that he never fell, that he should not have been standing on the lowboy (even though part of his job according to his boss was to sweep off the trailers in the yard), and that his knee injury was pre-existing. Defendants maintained that they were never going to pay on this case throughout the pendency of the action. However, in the weeks prior to when the trial was about to start, defendants caved and finally offered $525,000 to settle.

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  • $2.05 Million Settlement Mother of Two Struck and Killed by Motorist

    StolzenbergCortelli LLP recently resolved a heart breaking wrongful death action. The mother of two was struck and killed, while she crossed a roadway.

  • $1.1 Million Settlement StolzenbergCortelli LLP Settles Trip Over Nail Case

    Terrence and Howard settled a trip and fall case for $1,100,000. In this case, our client (a resident of Brooklyn) was a cleaning lady who was hired to clean the newsroom of the Wall Street Journal.

  • $750,000 Verdict Jane and John Doe v. Defendant Driver

    The names are redacted for privacy reasons. In this automobile accident case, the female plaintiff was injured and suffered seriously debilitating injuries.

  • $525,000 Settlement Injured When the Trailer upon which He was Standing Collapsed

    Our client was a teamster, working at a concrete plant in Westchester, when he was seriously injured. At the time, he was standing on a trailer, which is colloquially known as a "low boy", when the wooden slats upon which he was standing, collapsed.

  • $457,500 Settlement Car Accident Victim With Pre-Existing Neck Injury

    Settled a client's case for $457,500. The client suffered a significant cervical spine injury requiring a fusion surgery.He was t-boned by a car exiting Purdy's farmer and the Fish in Somers, New York.

  • $450,000 Settlement StolzenbergCortelli LLP Settles Construction Accident Case

    Howard Stolzenberg settled a case for $450,000 where a construction worker was forced to use an exterior fire escape ladder to access the top of the building all while carrying a one gallon bucket of paint. The worker fell and fractured his ankle.

  • $100,000 Settlement Teenager Hit From Behind

    We just settled a case for a young girl who was injured when she was struck from behind while waiting at a red light at an intersection near the entrance to the Saw Mill in Yonkers. She had hip and shoulder surgery.

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