Verdicts & Settlements

$40,000,000 Verdict- Truck Accident / Wrongful Death: a commercial truck struck an overpass causing the container to separate from the truck and fly through the front of our client's vehicle, which resulted in the death of a 63 year old man, whose wife was driving their vehicle. The vehicle swerved to avoid the container hitting a Walmart truck and then over turned. The verdict of approximately $29 million, plus interest totaled over $40 million dollars, which is the largest recovery ever in Orange County, New York.

$36,000,000 Verdict- Subway Accident: a 19 year old man was struck by a New York City subway train. He was paralyzed as a result of the accident and was awarded one of New York's largest verdicts. The case was tried Brooklyn, New York.

$27,000,000 Verdict- Construction Accident: a man in his 50's fell off a latter at a construction site and sustained a brain injury. The case was tried in Manhattan Supreme Court.

$23,000,000 Verdict- Motor Cycle Accident: a man in his 20's riding his motorcycle was involved in a collision with a commercial truck and sustained severe spinal injuries. The jury verdict was $23 million dollars, which was tried in Supreme Court, Queens County, New York.

Medical Malpractice / Wrongful Death Settlement: Kelner and Kelner represented the family of Maurice Gibb, a member of the Bee Gees, a confidential settlement was reached with a confidential defendant.

$19,100,000 Verdict- Subway Accident: a 55 year old man whose leg was caught in the gap between a New York City subway train and platform, and was dragged when the train left the station causing severe leg injuries. The jury verdict County against the New York City Transit Authority was reached in New York

$16,500,000 Settlement - Construction Accident- a 42 year old male construction worker fell from a sidewalk bridge during demolition. As a result of the accident, our client became a paraplegic. The settlement was awarded in New York County.

$12,500,000 Verdict- Bus Accident- a 47 year old man was struck by a New York City Transit Authority bus, while parked in Queens, New York. The driver sustained two spinal cord injuries, which required multiple surgeries.

$10,400,000 Verdict- Construction Accident: a male laborer in his 50's sustained serious injuries when a sidewalk bridge that collapsed on a construction site. The Jury verdict was awarded in Supreme Court, Bronx County, New York.

$10,000,000 (Approximately) Settlement- Construction Accident: a man in his 50's suffered a below the knee amputation of his leg when a ladder collapsed. The settlement was reached in Supreme Court, New York County.

$10,000,000 (Approximately) Verdict- Municipal Worker Accident: a municipal worker in his 50's whose foot was crushed when run over by the wheel of a municipal truck. The jury verdict was awarded in Supreme Court, in Staten Island, New York.

$9,700,000 Settlement- Construction Accident- a 50 year old male worker was injured on a construction site in Manhattan. As a result of the accident, he sustained a below the knee amputation. The settlement was reach just before trial in New York County.

$9,000,000 Settlement- Wrongful Death: a 49 year old man who was washing windows in Manhattan, fell thirteen stories to his death. The case settled in just prior to trial in Bronx County, New York.

$9,000,000 Settlement- Construction Accident: a 50 year old construction worker sustained serious head injuries when he fell from an unanchored wooden beam, which was used as forklift pallet at an American Airlines terminal. The settlement was awarded in the Eastern District of New York, Federal Court.

$9,000,000 Settlement- Auto Accident: a 64 year old man who was involved in a car accident on the Long Island Expressway. The victim was rear-ended by a vehicle, and sustained brain injuries.

$9,000,000 Settlement- Municipal Worker Wrongful Death: a municipal worker was killed in a motor vehicle accident in Queens, NY. The victim was crushed as a result of a truck accident. This is believed to be the highest wrongful death recovery for a uniformed worker in New York history.

$8,500,000 Settlement- Auto Accident: a 25 year old female sustained brain injuries when she was struck by a hit and run car, in Long Island, New York.

$7,900,000 Verdict - Medical Malpractice / Surgical Error - a male, age 61, was injured when a neurosurgeon performed cervical fusion surgery, in a Brooklyn Hospital. The surgical error resulted in the patient being partially paralyzed and totally disabled from any employment. The verdict was awarded in Kings County, New York.

$7,250,000 Settlement - Personal Injury - settlement was reached for a former New York City Corrections Officer who attempted suicide with her City issued firearm. Her suicide attempt resulted in her becoming fully paralyzed. The settlement was reached as her mental health should have precluded her from carrying a firearm, which was negligence on her employer, the City of New York.

$7,000,000 Settlement - Construction Accident- a 40 year old male worker sustained spinal injuries after falling from a baker's scaffold at a construction site. The settlement was reached in Bronx County, New York.

$6,065,000 Settlement - Construction Accident- a male roofer, age 36, was severely injured after a roof collapse. He sustained spinal injuries, which required multiple surgeries. The settlement was reached in Bronx County, New York.

$5,750,000 Settlement- Premises Accident- a 37 year old female, was injured in a building in Queens, New York when the external walkway collapsed. As a result of the accident, she sustained multiple fractures to her face, torso, arms and legs which required multiple surgeries.

$5,730,000 Verdict - Medical Malpractice / Wrongful Death- a 56 year old, male elevator mechanic, was recovering from a minor stroke, when he had surgery to place a feeding tube in his stomach. During surgery, his blood pressure dropped too low, which resulted in brain damage. The verdict against New York Presbyterian Hospital for medical malpractice and wrongful death was awarded in Queens County, New York.

$5,250,000 Settlement- Municipal Worker Accident - a male municipal worker, age 38, suffered significant injures to his ankle, which was crushed by a forklift. The settlement was reached against the City of New York, during trial in New York County.

$5,100,000 Verdict - Bus Accident - a woman in her 40's, suffered a partial amputation of her foot as a result of New York City bus running her over. She sustained injuries to her foot which required surgery. The jury verdict against the New York City Transit Authority was awarded in New York County.

$5,100,000 Verdict- Municipal Worker Accident / Slip and Fall - a 48 year old male New York City municipal worker significantly injured his knee, which was replaced. The injury was caused when he slipped and fell in a puddle of oil caused by a leaking garbage truck. The verdict was awarded against the City of New York, in Kings County.

$5,025,000 Verdict - Motor Vehicle Accident - a male pedestrian, age 36, sustained multiple leg fractures, and injuries to his pelvic and hand when he was struck by a motor vehicle on the sidewalk in Brooklyn. An unlicensed driver was directed to move a double-parked car by a New York City Police officer. The verdict was awarded Kings County, New York.

$4,500,000 Settlement- Truck Accident - a 54 year old commercial truck driver sustained brain injuries and fractured his skull when he struck defective guiderail in Orange County, NY. The case was settled prior to trial in United Sates Federal Count, Southern District.

$4,500,000 Verdict - Construction Accident - a male steel welder, in his 50's, that was injured when he fell off an unsecured latter on a construction site in Manhattan. The verdict was awarded in New York County against the City of New York.

$4,250,000 Settlement- Trucking Accident- a male in his late 60's was injured when he was hit by commercial truck in New Jersey.

$4,000,000 Settlement- Subway Train Accident- a 49 year old woman was struck by a New York City subway train, and as a result both of her legs were amputated. The settlement was reached prior to trial in New York County.

$3,820,000 Settlement - Civil Rights / Wrongful Death- a Rikers Island inmate was unconstitutionally denial of medical care which resulted in his wrongful death. The settlement was reached in United States Federal Court, Southern District.

$3,800,000 Settlement- Burn Victim - a teenage girl, sustained severe burns to her neck, arms, back and legs when her New York City Shelter apartment caught on fire. She had multiple skin graphs and surgeries as a result of the burns. The settlement was reached in New York County.

$3,800,000 Settlement- Construction Worker Wrongful Death- a 40 year old male construction worker died as a result of a defective scaffold on an Ulster County construction site. Settlement was reached prior to trial.

$3,750,000 Settlement- Construction Accident- a male construction worker, age 30, injured his hand, when he slipped on a wet boom on a Long Island construction site. As a result of the accident, several of his fingers were amputated. The settlement was reached in Nassau County, New York.

$3,600,000 Settlement - Pedestrian Accident- a 72 year old male, was struck by a van while crossing the street in Manhattan. Our client sustained brain injuries. The settlement was reached in Kings County, New York.

$3,500,000 Settlement- Medical Malpractice / Failure to Diagnose- a 56 year old male bank executive became partially paralyzed as a result of a Suffolk County Hospital's failure to timely diagnose and treat a brain infection. The settlement was reached prior to trial in Suffolk County, New York.

$3,250,000 Settlement- Construction Accident- a 43 year old male worker was injured when a waste tank collapsed. He was cleaning a municipal sewage tank in preparation for demolition. The settlement was achieved in Brooklyn, New York.

$3,100,000 Verdict - Premises Liability- a 16 year old boy fractured his ankle in a skateboarding accident at a NY City Skate Park, in the Bronx. The jury verdict was reached in Bronx County, against City of New York.

$3,000,000 Verdict- Medical Malpractice / Wrongful Death- a 30 year old single woman died as a result of a delayed cancer diagnosis by a Westchester surgeon. Her estate was awarded the wrongful death compensation in Westchester County, New York.

$3,000,000 Settlement- Roofing Accident- a male roofer, in his 30's feel off a roof in New Jersey. As a result of the fall, the roofer suffered paralysis. The case settled prior to trial in Orange County, New York.

$2,945,000 Settlement - Construction Accident - a male laborer, age 29, fractured his elbow and hip when he fell during construction of a building in Manhattan. The case settled in New York County.

$2,875,000 Settlement- Roofing Accident- a 40 year old male roofer, fell off a roof and sustained multiple injuries to his knee, shoulder, and fractured his toe. He was working on the roof of a commercial building in New Jersey. The case settled prior to trial in Orange County, New York.

$2,550,000 Settlement - Construction Accident (New York State Labor Law) - a male carpenter in his 30's fractured his wrist when a ladder collapsed on construction site in Manhattan. The settlement was reached under NY State Labor Law Section 240.

$2,500,000 Settlement- Construction Accident- a male construction worker in his 40's was injured when he fell off ladder. He sustained multiple injures which required surgery. The settlement was reached in Brooklyn, New York.

$2,500,000 Settlement- Construction Accident / Wrongful Death - a male painter died when a box truck overturned in Westchester, NY. Our client passed away as a result of the accident and left behind children, but no spouse. The case settled in Kings County, NY.

$2,400,000 Settlement- Construction Accident - (NY State Labor Law) - a 32 year old female electrician was injured when she feel through an unguarded opening during the renovation of Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. She sustained a herniated disc in her lower back and a meniscus tear, both required surgery.

$2,050,000 Settlement - Construction Accident- a male construction worker in his 60's, sustained injuries when equipment fell on him, while he was working in a New York City subway tunnel. The settlement was reached in New York County before trial.

$2,000,000 Verdict - Medical Malpractice / Failure to Diagnose - a 45 year old male patient received a delayed diagnosis for high velocity PSA levels, as a result of his physician failing to refer him to a Urologist. The delayed diagnosis of prostate cancer, resulted in reduced life expectancy and more invasive treatment. The verdict against the physician was reached in Queens County, New York.

$2,000,000 Verdict- Construction Accident - a 65 year old brick layer fell off a scaffold, which resulted in fracturing his heel, on a construction site in Brooklyn. The injury was so significant, that it caused a permanent limp in right leg. The verdict against Exxon Mobile was awarded in Kings County, New York.

$2,000,000 Settlement - Window Washer Accident - a male, age 47, fractured his heal when a ladder collapsed while he was washing windows. The settlement was reached in New York County.

$2,000,000 Settlement Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) - a male railroad worker in his 50's was injured while participating in construction project at LIRR train station on Long Island. He injured his spine as a result of the accident. The settlement was reached in United Sates Federal Count, Southern District.

$1,800,000 Settlement - Motor Vehicle Accident - a 40 year old male was struck by a federal government vehicle while exiting his van in Manhattan. He sustain a brain injury as a result. The settlement was reached under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA).

$1,500,000 Settlement - Unsafe Workplace Accident - a New York City Municipal worker, in his late 40's, injured his neck, which required spinal surgery. The gas pedal in his truck was defective, which resulted in the accident. The settlement was reached in Kings County, New York.

$1,495,000 Verdict- Pedestrian Knockdown Accident - a 41 year old women union factory worker was struck by a commercial van while crossing the street. Her wrist was fractured in the accident, which required multiple surgeries. The verdict was awarded in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.

$1,300,000 Settlement - Negligent Security - a woman in her 60's was injured at New York sporting event. The settlement was reached in New York County.

$1,249,000 Settlement - Commercial Cleaning Accident (NY State Labor Law) - a female, in her 40's, was injured when she fell off a ladder while cleaning air ducts at the South Street Seaport, in Manhattan. She fractured both wrists, which required surgery. The case settled in New York County.

$1,150,000 Settlement- Negligent Security - a women visiting New York, was sexually assaulted in a Manhattan hotel. The claim for negligent security was settled prior to trial.

Wrongful Conviction - Confidential settlement for man wrongfully convicted of attempted murder in Brooklyn, New York.