Notable Cases Of Prior Personal Injury Clients
At Lipsig Law Firm, we are proud of the fact that many of our personal injury verdicts and settlements mean multi-million dollar recoveries for our clients. The success of our clients is our success as well, so we are dedicated to using our years of experience to fight for justice, with a strict focus on personal injury lawsuits. We are committed to getting you the maximum award or settlement to which you are entitled under the law.
Construction Accident Case – $20 Million Verdict for our construction worker client
Alan Shapey, partner at Lipsig Law Firm, finished a three week trial on July 2nd, 2013 when the jury returned a damages verdict of over $20 million for our client. The client, a construction worker, was injured on the job while working in an excavation tent in the Bronx. Due to unsafe shoring, the excavation trench partially collapsed, and the client was struck while operating a demolition power saw.
Lipsig Law Firm worked to prove that the property owner was legally responsible for this injury, which caused our client deep lacerations and required over 100 sutures across his face and chest. Additionally, the client suffered serious injuries to his neck, back and shoulder. The damages recovered were able to compensate for his medical expenses, pain and suffering, and even loss of earnings while out of work.
Negligent Security Case – $13 Million Verdict for our client
Lipsig Law Firm partners Tom Moverman and Marc Freund tried a case against a security company over two months’ time. The security company was sued for negligence after allowing a violent former resident into a shelter, where she attacked and assaulted a staff member. The company neglected to pay attention to an earlier threat against the staff member by the assailant and an attack against the Director of Social Services. They allowed the attacker into the staff office, enabling the attack to take place.
A jury found that the security company was negligent and had recklessly disregarded the safety of the shelter’s staff member. Our client, who suffered severe spine injuries and neck injuries, required a fusion surgery of three of the vertebrae in her neck and a surgical implant of a spinal cord neuro-stimulator to manage her pain. She was unable to return to work after these surgeries, but the jury’s support provided our client with the financial support necessary to cover her loss of earnings and future medical expenses, as well as her pain and suffering.
A Few Highlights Of Our Multi-Million Dollar Personal Injury Verdicts
- $50,000,000 secured for a child who got lead poisoning and therefore sustained severe brain damage. The owner of the building the child lived in was found to be negligent.
- $39,000,000 secured for a boy, age 12, who was hit by a vehicle because of the City’s failure to install a traffic light.
- $20,000,000 secured for a woman in Queens who was struck by a bus and lost an arm, leg, and sight in one eye.
- $17,000,000 secured for a woman, age 57, who required arm and leg amputations and lost sight in one eye after being hit by a bus.
- $12,720,000 secured for an infant who developed lead poisoning.
- $10,000,000 secured for a man who was struck by a subway train after falling on the elevated tracks.
- $10,000,000 secured for a young girl who was the victim of a violent assault in the a City public school stairwell.
- $9,500,000 secured for the family of a young woman who died after being involved in a low speed collision at a Bronx intersection and wearing a defectively designed seat belt.
- $9,300,000 secured for a man, age 29, who was struck by a subway train, causing him to lose his arm and suffer an open-skull fracture.
- $6,000,000 secured for a woman who was stabbed and attacked in her apartment building because of poor security.
- $2,600,000 secured for a construction worker, age 25, who suffered broken ribs, several injuries to his left knee, and required surgery, including fusion surgery on his lower back after falling from defective scaffolding on the job.
- $2,500,000 secured for an asbestos worker, age 63, who fell from a ladder on the job, injuring his back and fracturing his femur.