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Block O'Toole & Murphy Dominates 2016 Top Settlements In New York State

The results are in: for the fifth consecutive year, personal injury law firm Block O'Toole & Murphy dominates the Top Settlements report, as published by the New York Law Journal.

In 2016, the law firm achieved 4 of the Top 5, 5 of the Top 10 and 6 of the Top 20 Settlements in all of New York State, according to Verdict Search(an ALM Publication). Each year, Verdict Search collects top verdicts and settlements and releases a report that is then published by the New York Law Journal. Since 2012, no other law firm in New York State has attained more top results on the list than Block O'Toole & Murphy.

"It's incredibly gratifying to see that all of our hard work is translating in to helping our clients," said Partner Stephen Murphy. "It makes it all worth it when you can impact a person's life in a positive way."

Block O'Toole & Murphy continues its tradition of excellence in helping injured workers. The firm was recognized for having the 2nd, 3rd and 4thhighest results for construction cases and the 2nd and 8th best settlements in the state for workplace injury cases. Victims in motor vehicle collisions were also well served by having Block O'Toole & Murphy by their side. The firm garnered 7 out of the top 20 settlements for motor vehicle accidents, including the 2nd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th highest settlements in New York. The firm also holds the top spot for 2016 Top 20 Mediated Settlements ($7,300,000) and has three Top 10 results in that category. Additionally, the team achieved the top ranking in all of New York State for settlements in premises liability cases and workplace negligence cases that were mediated.

"We are grateful for our team of lawyers and paralegals that helped make this happen. Without the hard work and passion of each and every member of our firm, we would not be where we are today," said Founding Partner Jeffrey Block.

In 2016, Block O'Toole & Murphy recovered well over $100,000,000 in verdicts and settlements for their clients, including a woman struck by a van that careened into the parking lot where she was standing. The case settled for $9,950,000, the second highest settlement in the state. They also achieved hard earned victories for injured construction workers including settlements for $7,400,000, $7,300,000, 6,000,000 and $5,500,000.

"There are laborers who go to work and - because they are forced to work in unsafe conditions - suffer catastrophic injuries that impair their quality of life," said Partner Daniel O'Toole. "We fight for people who have experienced a dramatic change in their lives. And while it's bittersweet, our everyday work and case results allow them to recover some sense of dignity and vindication for what happened to them."

The firm passed another milestone in 2016, recovering over $1 billion dollars in verdicts and settlements for their clients.