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Michael J. Hurwitz

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New York, New York
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Michael J. Hurwitz
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Michael J. Hurwitz joined Block O’Toole & Murphy, LLP in January 2013 and became a partner in 2020. Mr. Hurwitz handles catastrophic construction accidents and serious personal injury cases on behalf of the firm. He 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 significant motor vehicle accidents from inception through trial. Mr. Hurwitz is well known for his dedication and commitment to his clients and their needs.

Mr. Hurwitz’s reputation as a trial lawyer has earned him various recognitions and awards. He is a member of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100, a recipient of the AVVO Client’s Choice Award, and has been named to the prestigious New York Super Lawyers every year since 2015, recognizing him as being one of the top 5% of lawyers in his field.

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.
  • $4,000,000 Settlement for a sign installer who required ankle fusion surgery after a ladder fall during a renovation project.
  • $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.
  • $3,375,000 Settlement for a truck driver who was rear-ended in Brooklyn, requiring spinal fusion surgery.
  • $3,200,000 Settlement for a window installer who suffered multiple injuries that necessitated surgery after he stepped on an unsecured scaffold plank that flipped up, causing him to fall.
  • $3,075,000 Settlement in a Bronx case for a boiler mechanic who fell from a ladder while making repairs.
  • $3,000,000 Settlement for an elevator technician who suffered multiple herniated cervical discs after a work fall.
  • $3,000,000 Recovery for a 42-year-old union electrician who fell from an unsecure A-frame ladder during a construction project.
  • $3,000,000 Settlement for a woman riding in a NYCTA bus who suffered severe injuries to her ankle, shoulder and neck following a t-bone accident involving a police vehicle.
  • $2,750,000 Settlement for a Bronx resident who was injured when a recently installed kitchen cabinet collapsed and fell onto him while he was using the sink.
  • $2,700,000 Settlement for a 54-year old female who tripped and fell over a sidewalk defect injuring her spine and knee.
  • $2,650,000 Settlement for a Bronx worker who was hurt in a scaffolding accident, resulting in spinal fusion surgery.
  • $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 Settlement for a man who suffered from chronic and unrelenting headaches resulting from an improperly performed nasal surgery.
  • $2,250,000 Settlement for a 38-year-old building engineer who suffered herniated discs and a knee injury after falling off unsafe shelving at a Westchester worksite.
  • $2,250,000 Settlement for a woman who was injured in a partial ceiling collapse that occurred while she was sleeping, ultimately requiring cervical fusion surgery.
  • $2,250,000 Settlement fora Bronx tenant who fell down stairs in apartment building causing neck and shoulder injuries.
  • $2,250,000 Settlement for a pedestrian who suffered back injuries when she was struck by a school bus while trying to cross the street.
  • $2,200,000 Settlement for a 62-year-old pedestrian who sustained a back injury requiring surgery after she was struck by NYC bus.
  • $2,100,000 Settlement for a laborer who required multiple foot surgeries after the trench he was working in collapsed.
  • $2,100,000 Settlement for student who suffered lower back injuries and multiple fractures after his bike collided with a city sanitation truck.
  • $2,000,000 Settlement awarded to motor vehicle accident victim who sustained neck and shoulder injuries.
  • $2,000,000 Settlement for mason laborer hurt in scaffold fall during a new construction project in Mineola, New York
  • $1,900,000 Settlement for a 47-year-old driver who suffered serious back injuries in a Brooklyn car accident.
  • $1,900,000 Settlement for a worker who sustained injuries to his left shoulder and spine after he fell from an unsecured ladder at a construction site.
  • $1,850,000 Settlement for a worker who required non-fusion spinal surgery after a ladder accident.
  • $1,850,000 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.
  • $1,850,000 Settlement for Time Warner Cable installer who was hurt in a pull-down ladder accident during a construction project.
  • $1,800,000 Settlement for a New York City resident whose apartment building failed to warn him of recently mopped floors, causing him to slip and fall and sustain serious leg injuries.
  • $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 required spinal surgery after a motor vehicle accident in Queens.
  • $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.
  • $1,750,000 Settlement after a woman was struck and killed by a bus driver from the New York City Transit Authority.
  • $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.
  • $1,650,000 Settlement for a pedestrian who was struck by a turning mini bus while attempting to cross a street in a designated crosswalk.
  • $1,625,000 Settlement for a worker who suffered injuries to his ribs and back when he fell from an A-frame ladder while working on a Queens renovation project.
  • $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 Settlement for a pedestrian who was attempting to cross the street within a crosswalk when he was struck by a minivan that ran a red light.
  • $1,500,000 Settlement for a mother of three who slipped and fell on an icy sidewalk in the Bronx.
  • $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.
  • $1,475,000 Settlement for a taxi passenger who was injured when another vehicle crossed into their lane, striking the side of the cab she was riding in.
  • $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.
  • $1,350,000 Settlement for New York City cab driver with shoulder and back injuries after a rear-end crash.
  • $1,300,000 Settlement for a client who sustained spine and knee injuries in an intersection collision.
  • $1,250,000 Settlement for a motorist who suffered lower back injuries when her vehicle was struck by another car attempting to make a left turn onto the roadway from a driveway.
  • $1,250,000 Settlement for a motorist who was struck by another vehicle attempting to make a left turn from a driveway.
  • $1,250,000 Settlement for a driver who was injured when another vehicle failed to stop at a stop sign and collided into the side of her car.
  • $1,250,000 Settlement for a 49-year-old man who was rear-ended at a red light by a sanitation vehicle, resulting in back injuries.
  • $1,200,000 Settlement for a woman who suffered shoulder and back injuries when her vehicle was struck by a cement truck shortly after exiting a parking spot.
  • $1,200,000 Settlement for man who suffered neck and back injuries after Defendant ran a stop sign and struck his vehicle.
  • $1,200,000 Settlement for a 48-year-old woman who tripped on a drain outside her workplace and sustained serious foot and ankle injuries.
  • $1,125,000 Settlement for a 47-year-old man whose van was sideswiped by a vehicle in a left-turn lane that disobeyed pavement markings and continued straight, colliding with our client’s vehicle.
  • $1,100,000 for a construction flagger who was rear-ended and suffered herniated discs and a partially dislocated knee.
  • $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

Bar Admissions

  • 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

Education

  • 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
  • New York Super Lawyers

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