Car Accident Verdicts & Settlements
$2,500,000.00 - Injured Sanitation Worker – Motor Vehicle -Fractured Hip
Plaintiff, a New York City Department of Sanitation Worker, was struck by a sanitation truck while on the job. Plaintiff sustained a fractured hip requiring an open reduction surgery with the placement of metal hardware Plaintiff ultimately underwent a total hip replacement and was unable to return to work. Plaintiff sued the City of New York for negligence, pain and suffering and lost wages. At trial, the defendant, City of New York, blamed the plaintiff for not paying attention and causing his own accident. The case was tried by
HKD partner, Jordan Hecht. Under a rigorous cross-examination by Mr. Hecht, the offending driver admitted that he was the sole cause of the accident. While the jury was deliberating, the City folded and paid $2,500,000.00 to settle the matter.
$1,175,000.00 - Teamster - Motor Vechicle / Construction Accident - Spinal Injuries
Plaintiff, a 41 year old truck driver, was injured when his boom-truck was struck by a speeding car. Plaintiff sustained injuries to his lower back and right shoulder. Plaintiff underwent a lumbar spinal fusion surgery and right shoulder arthroscopic surgery. Defendants argued that plaintiff caused the accident by failing to yield to oncoming traffic. The case was settled by HKD partner, Jordan Hecht for $1,175,000.00 out of a possible $1,200,000.00 in available coverage.
$1,650,000.00 – Motor Vehicle Accident – Back, Wrist and Knee Injuries
Plaintiff, a 34 year old woman, was an operator of a motor vehicle traveling through an intersection controlled by a traffic light when she was struck by another vehicle. Plaintiff sustained a fracture to her left wrist, and injured her left knee and lower back. Plaintiff eventually underwent surgery to her back and left knee. Defendants argued plaintiff entered the intersection against a steady, red traffic light. Defendants also argued plaintiff’s injuries to her back and knee were not caused by this accident. The case settled before trial by HKD partner Judd Kleeger for $1,650,000.
$1,500,000.00 - Injured Beautician – Motor Vehicle/Municipal Liability – Multiple Injuries
Plaintiff, self-employed beautician, was injured when a car in which she was a passenger, struck a large pot hole on Jamaica Avenue in Queens, New York. Plaintiff was taken to the emergency room complaining of shoulder pain and back pain. Plaintiff ultimately underwent shoulder and back surgery. Prior to trial, HKD obtained documents establishing that the City of New York was aware of the pothole and took no action to repair same. The case was tried to verdict by HKD partner, Jordan Hecht, and the jury returned a verdict holding the City 40% responsible for the accident. The City of New York settled for $400,000.00 Plaintiff proceeded to trial on the issue of damages against the remaining defendants and secured a verdict in the amount of $1,500,000.00.
$1,500,000.00 – MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT – NECK INJURY
Plaintiff, a 56 year old school bus matron, was seated on the bus when it was struck by a New York City Department of Sanitation street sweeper. The operator of the street sweeper fled the scene. Plaintiff sustained herniated discs at C5-6 and C6-7 that required a cervical decompression and fusion. Plaintiff was unable to return to her job as a bus matron. The defendant, City of New York, denied any involvement in the accident and accused plaintiff of fabricating the entire accident. The case was tried by HKD partner, Jordan Hecht. The jury returned a verdict finding the City of New York 100% liable for the accident. The case settled for $1,500,000.00 while post-trial motions were pending.
$1,500,000.00 - Waiter - Hit in the Rear - Back and Knee Surgery
Plaintiff, a Brooklyn resident, was a passenger in a vehicle that was hit in the rear. Plaintiff made immediate complaints of pain in his lower back as well as his knee. After failing conservative therapy, plaintiff underwent surgery on his lower back as well as arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. The case settled at mediation for $1,500.000.00.
$1,500,000.00 - Construction Worker Injured By Drunk Driver
Plaintiff, a member of Teamsters Local 282, was injured when his vehicle was struck by a drunk driver. As a result of the accident, he suffered a herniated disk in his neck which required surgery. Plaintiff also suffered a left shoulder
injury which required arthroscopic surgery. The case was tried by HKD partner, Jordan Hecht. After a month-long trial, the parties agreed to a $1,500,000.00 settlement.
$875,000.00 - Injured Passenger – Motor Vehicle – Fractured Shoulder
Plaintiff, a passenger, was involved in a two-car motor vehicle accident. Plaintiff suffered a fractured humerus requiring an open reduction with the placement of metal hardware and a nerve injury. Plaintiff was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the accident. Plaintiff commenced an action against the driver and owner of each vehicle for negligence and pain and suffering. The case settled before jury selection for $875,000.00.
$835,000.00 – Motor Vehicle Accident – Back Injury
Plaintiff, a 45 year old man, was an operator of motor vehicle traveling through an intersection controlled by a traffic light when he was struck another vehicle. Plaintiff sustained an injury to his back and eventually underwent surgery. Defendant argued plaintiff’s injuries were pre-existing and unrelated to this accident. The case settled during litigation by HKD partner Judd Kleeger for $835,000.00.
$800,000.00 - Car Accident-Back Surgery
Plaintiff was stopped at a light waiting to make a left hand turn when he was struck from behind by a
tractor-trailer. Plaintiff was air-lifted to the hospital to be treated for his injuries. Approximately a year after the accident, he underwent lower back surgery. The case settled at a mediation for $800,000.00 while plaintiff's motion for summary judgment was pending.
$735,000.00 - Salesperson - Car Accident - Back Surgery
Plaintiff, a New Jersey resident, was involved in motor vehicle accident where is injured his lower back. Plaintiff underwent lower back surgery. The case settled at Federal Court mediation for $735,000.00.
$640,000.00 - Retired Caretaker – Municipal Liability – Back Surgery
Plaintiff, a retired caretaker from the New York City Housing Authority, was injured in an accident when the defendant drove through an intersection where there was a missing stop sign. HKD located records, proving the City of New York knew about the missing stop sign for at least two days before the accident, and failed to replace the sign. The City offered $25,000.00, plaintiff rejected the offer and went to trial. The case was tried by HKD partner, Jordan Hecht. The jury found the City of New York liable for failing to repair the stop sign and awarded the plaintiff $640,000.00 for pain and suffering. The case subsequently settled while the appeal was pending.
$625,000.00 - Infant Plaintiff - Pedestrian Knockdown - Broken Ankle
The infant plaintiff, a Brooklyn resident, was crossing the street, when he was hit by a car. Plaintiff sustained a fractured ankle that required two ankle surgeries. The defendant driver alleged that plaintiff darted out into traffic but HKD was able to show that the driver was not paying attention. HKD was able to obtain a $625,000.00 settlement for the client.
$500,000.00 - Injured Motorist – Back Injury – Full Policy
Plaintiff, a delivery driver, was injured when his vehicle was struck in the rear while stopped in traffic. Plaintiff sustained a herniated disc in his lower back requiring a spinal fusion surgery. The defendant driver had a total of $500,000.00 worth of insurance coverage. HKD was able to obtain the full policy limits before trial.
$500,000.00 - Injured Pedestrian –Pedestrian Knockdown – Back Injury
Plaintiff, a self-employed sign maker, was a pedestrian struck by a Long Island University vehicle on the campus of CW Post College. Plaintiff sustained a herniated disc in her lumbar spine requiring disc replacement surgery. Plaintiff commenced an action against the vehicle owner and driver for negligence and pain and suffering. The case settled immediately prior to jury selection for $500,000.00.
$400,000.00 - Injured Hairdresser – Motor Vehicle – Torn Meniscus
Plaintiff, a student, was a passenger on a motorcycle when it was struck by the defendant’s vehicle. Plaintiff sustained severe road rash as well as a torn meniscus of her right knee that required arthroscopic surgery. Plaintiff commenced an action against the driver of the car and the leasing company owner for negligence. The case settled before trial for $400,000.00
$200,000.00 - Injured Student – Motor Vehicle – Arthroscopic Surgery
Plaintiff, a student, was injured in a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of East 48th Street and Avenue N in Brooklyn, New York. Plaintiff claimed the defendant ran a steady red signal. The defendant claimed the plaintiff ran a steady red signal. The defendant had an eye witness to support his story. The defendant offered $25,000.00 to settle before trial. The offer was rejected and the case went to trial. HKD obtained a jury verdict that finding the defendant 100% at fault for causing the accident. The case settled for $200,000.00 before the damages portion of the trial.
$200,000.00 - Injured Student – Motor Vehicle – Roll Over – Fractured Vertebrae
Plaintiff, a high school student, was a passenger in a motor vehicle on a school trip in Arizona. The driver of the van fell asleep causing the van to roll-over. Plaintiff sustained a hair-line fracture of one vertebrae that did not require surgery. The defendant refused to settle and the case went to trial. The case was tried by HKD partner, Jordan Hecht. The jury found the defendant fully liable for causing the accident and awarded $200,000.00 for pain and suffering.
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