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$191,400.00 Settlement
Trip and Fall Case

Recovered $191,400.00 for a Suffolk County gentleman who fell down the stairs at the Nassau Coliseum, suffering a torn patella tendon resulting in surgery.The case was venued in New York County and settled at mediation after the completion of the plaintiff’s depositions.

$175,000.00 Settlement
Construction Site Accident/Labor law Case

Recovered $175,000.000 for a Suffolk County union plumber who was hurt on a Manhattan construction project. Our client was injured when he tripped and fell over power lines negligently run through a stairwell by electricians at the job site. Client suffered a ruptured patella tendon requiring surgery.

The case was venued in New York County and settled at mediation after the completion of depositions.

$170,000.00  Jury Verdict
Auto Accident Case

A Suffolk County Jury recently awarded our client $170,000.00 in compensatory damages in connection with injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. This amount was calculated based on $60,000.00 past pain and suffering and $110,000.00 future pain and suffering.

The plaintiff, a 58 year old contractor, had suffered herniated and bulged discs in his cervical spine, which were confirmed by MRI. He received chiropractic treatment for over three years and had restrictions in the range of motion of his cervical spine.

Plaintiff missed five (5) weeks of work in total and when he returned to his job he was limited in the tasks he was able to perform.

The jury found that he sustained a “serious injury” as defined by the New York State Insurance law, and that the defendant’s negligence was the proximate cause of such injuries. The jury further found that plaintiff’s injuries were permanent.

The jury rejected defendant’s assertion that all of plaintiff’s injuries were pre-existing “wear and tear”.

The insurance carrier for the defendant had made an offer of $5000.00, which they increased on the eve of trial to $7500.00.

$150,000.00  Jury Verdict 
Auto Accident Case

A Suffolk County Jury recently awarded our client $150,000.00 in compensatory damages for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. The amount was based on $50,000.00 allocated for the plaintiff’s past pain and suffering and $100,000.00 for her future pain and suffering.

The plaintiff, a 56 year old MRI technician, had suffered herniated and bulged discs to her cervical, lumbar and thoracic spine, confirmed by MRI testing. She received chiropractic treatment for over four years and was left with restrictions to her range of motion of the cervical, lumbar and thoracic spine.

She also had a positive Electromyography (EMG) test which showed conclusively that she suffered permanent nerve damage, and received a series of epidural injections to alleviate her chronic pain.

Plaintiff missed one (1) month of work in total, and when she did return to her job, was limited in the tasks she was able to perform.

After deliberations, the jury found that she sustained a “serious injury” as defined by the New York State Insurance law, and that the defendant’s negligence was the proximate cause of such injuries. The jury further found that plaintiff’s injuries were permanent.

The jury rejected defendant’s assertion that all of plaintiff’s injuries were due to pre-existing conditions and “wear and tear”, due to the aging process and/or the rigors of her work.

The insurance carrier for the defendants had made an offer to settle in the amount of $25,000.00, which eventually, after protracted negotiations, crept up to $42,500.00.

After jury selection and just prior to opening arguments, the insurance carrier for the responsible parties increased their offer to $50,000.00, which we rejected.

While the jury was deliberating, the defendant’s liability carrier increased its offer to $75,000.00, which was also turned down by our client.

$140,000.00 Settlement 
Auto Accident Case (Husband and Wife)

Recovered $140,000.00 for a Nassau County couple injured in a motor vehicle accident. The liability insurance carrier tendered the entire $100,000.00 policy limit to the wife and $40,000.00 out of $100,000.00 in coverage to the husband. The wife suffered multiple fractures, along with a punctured lung, and was out of work as an interior designer for an extended period of time.

Husband suffered a herniated disc and a small scar on his leg. Husband was an out of work computer information technology (“IT”) consultant at the time of the accident and thus was unable to make a claim for lost wages.

The case was venued in Nassau County and settled during jury selection.

$125,000.00 Jury Verdict
Auto Accident Case

A Suffolk County jury recently awarded our client $125,000.00 in compensatory damages for injuries he suffered in a motor vehicle accident. The plaintiff, a 37 year-old financial analyst, suffered herniated and bulged discs to his back and neck. He received chiropractic treatment for over a year and was left with permanent restrictions in his range of motion of the cervical and lumbar. A positive Electromyography (EMG) test also proved that he has permanent nerve damage.

Plaintiff received a series of injections for pain management in an attempt to lessen his pain. Plaintiff missed no time from of work, and thus there was no claim for lost wages. At the close of the evidence, the jury found that plaintiff sustained a “serious injury” as set forth in the New York State Insurance law.

The jury unanimously rejected defendant’s ridiculous assertion that plaintiff’s injuries were all due to normal “wear and tear”. They found rather, that the defendant’s negligence was the sole proximate cause of his injuries. The jury further found that plaintiff’s injuries were permanent.

The insurance carrier for the defendant made an initial offer to settle the case for $8,500.00, which was later increased to 12,500.00. Just prior to jury selection, the insurance carrier for the responsible parties increased their offer to $20,000.00, which was also rejected.

$100,000.00 Settlement
Wrongful Death – Auto Accident Case

Recovered $100,000.00 on behalf of the estate of a 23 year old man killed in an automobile accident. The victim was killed instantly when the vehicle in which he was passenger, hit a tree. The liability insurance carrier for the responsible party tendered the entire $100,000.00 policy limit to the decedent’s estate.

The entire insurance policy was paid before a lawsuit was started.

$100,000.00 Settlement
Auto Accident Case

We recovered $100,000.00 for a 64 year-old Suffolk County gentleman who was a passenger in a car that was hit by another vehicle that lost control while racing on the Southern State Parkway. Our client had arthroscopic surgery for tears to his meniscus and rotator cuff.

The $100,000.00 we recovered on our client’s behalf was the policy limit which covered the car and driver at fault for the accident.

The liability insurance carrier for the responsible party tendered the entire $100,000.00 policy to our client just after we sued the responsible driver. The case was venued in Suffolk County.

$100,000.00 Settlement
Wrongful Death – Auto Accident Case

Recovered $100,000.00 on behalf of the estate of a 32 year old man killed in an automobile accident. The victim was killed instantly when the vehicle in which he was passenger, crashed into a center median and burst into flames. The liability insurance carrier for the responsible party tendered the entire $100,000.00 policy limit to the decedent’s estate.

The case was venued in Kings County and settled immediately after commencement of the lawsuit.

$100,000.00 Settlement
Auto Accident Case

We recovered $100,000.00 for a Nassau County Police Officer who suffered a displaced fracture of his non-dominant forearm.

Our client was “t-boned” by the defendant who ran a stop sign as our client entered the intersection with the right of way.

The $100,000.00 recovered on behalf our client was the maximum limit on the policy that insured the offending driver.

The case was venued in Nassau County.

Although GEICO (the insurance carrier for the negligent driver) initially denied fault, they tendered the entire $100,000.00 policy to our client immediately after Mr. Bonfante completed the deposition of the other driver.

$100,000.00 Policy Limit Settlement
Auto Accident Case

We recovered $100,000.00 policy limits (the maximum amount of available coverage) for a 48 year old Suffolk County man injured in an automobile accident.

The liability insurance carrier for the responsible party tendered the entire $25,000.00 policy limit to plaintiff and the Underinsured Motorist (UM) carrier tendered its entire remaining $75,000.00 in coverage.

The case was venued in Suffolk County and settled shortly after commencement of the lawsuit.

$80,000.00 Settlement
 Auto Accident Case

Our client, who was hit from behind while stopped, recovered $80,000.00 from car that hit her. She sustained herniated discs in her back and had to receive chiropractic care and physical therapy for over a year.

Early in the litigation, we won a finding of full liability (or fault) from the Court, against the offending vehicle. Essentially the Court decided that the other driver was 100% responsible as a matter of law. From the onset of the case, GEICO’s offers were so low as to be insulting. Unable to get them to listen to reason, we hired expert witnesses, and proceeded to jury selection, and then to trial on the issue of damages. During the trial, the other side came to their senses and caved, agreeing to pay the plaintiff $80,000.00. Because the plaintiff was a stay at home mother of five on the date of the accident, she did not lose any time from work, and thus had no lost wages.

$70,000.00 Settlement
Auto Accident Case

Our client was a passenger in a car that was involved in a two-car collision.
She sustained an acute avulsion fracture to the distal fibula of her right ankle. After investigation of the relevant facts, we sued the owner and operator of the vehicle that failed to stop for a red light. The case settled for $70,000.00 just after the deposition of our client.

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