Michael J. Hurwitz
Michael J. Hurwitz joined the firm in January 2013 and handles catastrophic construction accidents and serious personal injury cases on behalf of Block O'Toole & Murphy. He adds another young, aggressive and very experienced trial attorney to the talented roster at the firm. Mr. Hurwitz has been practicing law since 1998 exclusively representing injured victims. He has handled a wide range of cases including labor law and construction accidents, medical malpractice, wrongful death, premises liability and motor vehicle accidents. Mr. Hurwitz is well known for his dedication and commitment to his clients and their needs.
Highlighted Case Results:
- $11,000,000.00 Settlement for a brain damaged baby due to improper care immediately after birth.
- $6,600,000.00 Verdict for a student burned by an oxy-acetylene torch in the school's art studio.
- $4,600,000.00 Settlement for a driver who was struck by a vehicle that failed to yield the right-of-way resulting in neck and lower back injuries.
- $4,400,000.00 Settlement for a truck driver who suffered an amputation of the foot after being run over by a forklift.
- $3,750,000.00 Settlement for a non-union construction worker who suffered elbow, shoulder and back injuries when he was caused to fall from a ladder off a second level roof.
- $3,700,000.00 Settlement for a brain damaged baby due to an improper labor and delivery.
- $2,700,000 Settlement for a 54-year old female who tripped and fell over a sidewalk defect injuring her spine and knee.
- $2,640,000.00 Settlement for a non-union construction worker who suffered a partial amputation of a finger as well as shoulder and neck injuries from a drill that fell from a scaffold at the level above where he was working.
- $2,500,000.00 Settlement for a man who suffered from chronic and unrelenting headaches resulting from an improperly performed nasal surgery.
- $2,250,000 Settlement for a Bronx tenant who fell down stairs in apartment building causing neck and shoulder injuries.
- $2,200,000 Settlement for a 62-year-old pedestrian who sustained a back injury requiring surgery after she was struck by NYC bus.
- $2,000,000 Settlement awarded to motor vehicle accident victim who sustained neck and shoulder injuries.
- $1,850,000.00 Settlement for a driver stopped behind a truck that was struck when the truck suddenly started to go in reverse resulting in a neck injury.
- $1,800,000 Settlement for a woman who injured her back and knees in a motor vehicle accident on Manhattan’s FDR Drive.
- $1,750,000 Settlement for a woman who injured her neck and back after a Suffolk County motor vehicle accident.
- $1,750,000.00 Settlement for a construction worker that suffered a calcaneus fracture when he was caused to fall from a ladder.
- $1,700,000.00 Settlement for a construction worker who suffered a tear to the meniscus in his knee necessitating surgeries when he was caused to dive out of the way of bricks that were being hoisted above him.
- $1,600,000.00 Settlement for a construction worker who injured his neck requiring surgery when he was struck by a drill rod that detached from a drilling rig.
- $1,500,000.00 Settlement for a woman injured in a slip-and-fall accident on snow on front landing and steps.
- $1,500,000.00 Settlement for a 15-year-old girl where physicians failed to timely diagnose a brain tumor.
- $1,500,000.00 Settlement for a construction worker who sustained partial blindness in one eye when a pipe burst spraying cement into his face.
- $1,500,000 Award after Arbitration for a 44 year-old woman who sustained spine and shoulder injuries in a Long Island motor vehicle accident.
- $1,500,000.00 Settlement for a driver struck in the rear by an MTA bus causing neck and back injuries.
- $1,500,000.00 Settlement for a pedestrian struck by a turning vehicle causing injuries to her neck, shoulder and knees.
- $1,450,000 Settlement for a Brooklyn resident who required fusion surgery after her bathroom ceiling collapsed and caused her to fall.
- $1,350,000.00 Settlement for Brooklyn livery cab driver that sustained a neck injury.
- $1,300,000 Settlement for a client who sustained spine and knee injuries in an intersection collision.
- $1,200,000 Settlement for man who suffered neck and back injuries after Defendant ran a stop sign and struck his vehicle
- $1,075,000 Settlement for passenger who injured his neck in Manhattan crash with limousine
Areas of Practice
- Personal Injury
- Labor Law and Construction Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Wrongful Death
- Premises Liability
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- New York, 1999
- New Jersey, 1999
- U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 2005
- U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1999
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1999
- U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1999
- U.S. Supreme Court, 2007
- St. John's University School of Law, Jamaica, New York
- Juris Doctor - 1998
- Northeastern University
- B.S. - 1993
- Major: Criminal Justice
Professional Associations and Memberships
- New York State Trial Lawyers Association, Member
- New York County Bar Association
- American Association for Justice, Member
- Highest Panel of the Legal Referral Service of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York , Panel Member
- Legal Referral Service of the Brooklyn Bar Association, Panel Member
- National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers