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Significant Verdicts and Settlements in New York Personal Injury Cases

The attorneys at Block O’Toole & Murphy understand how a serious accident can devastate the lives of victims and their loved ones. We offer aggressive and skilled litigation in personal injury cases to help our clients recover the maximum compensation they are entitled to under the law. To date, our team has attained over 300 case results exceeding $1,000,000 each for clients injured in work accidents, auto accidents, premises liability, and other serious personal injury matters.

Block O’Toole & Murphy is known for record-breaking personal injury verdicts and settlements, including $110 million and $32 million jury verdicts. Since 2012, no other law firm in New York recovered more case results exceeding $1,000,000 than Block O’Toole & Murphy. Our attorneys are fierce advocates for clients both in and out of the courtroom. To speak with a qualified lawyer today, please call 212-736-5300 or fill out our Contact Form.

Select Results in Personal Injury Cases

Listed below are some of the successful results* the attorneys at Block O’Toole & Murphy have obtained for our clients:

  • $110,174,972.38 verdict for a cyclist who was paralyzed by a falling railroad tie during subway maintenance
  • $32,756,156 record-breaking verdict in a Long Island case for a Vietnam veteran who suffered severe life-threatening head injuries after he was hit by a driver impaired on drugs
  • $30,000,000 jury verdict for a man who was sexually abused by his fifth-grade teacher from the ages of 10 to 14
  • $20,181,484 verdict for a man injured in a head-on collision caused by icy road conditions in Westchester County
  • $15,000,000 settlement in a wrongful death case for the surviving wife and five children of an HVAC technician who tragically died in an on-the-job accident
  • $14,000,000 settlement in a Nassau County case for a 23-year-old man who suffered serious injuries after being hit by a truck while riding his motorcycle
  • $13,500,000 settlement for a woman who sustained Traumatic Brain Injury and multiple fractures after she was hit by a car while she was walking home at night. This is the highest reported personal injury settlement in Suffolk County.
  • $12,000,000 settlement for a victim who suffered serious neurologic and orthopedic injuries after an accident on the job in Manhattan
  • $12,000,000 settlement for a 5-year-old child who was standing on the sidewalk when he was suddenly hit by a car traveling at 38.5 mph. The expected payout is over $71 million, based on the structured settlement annuity.
  • $11,500,000 settlement for a 35-year-old union construction worker who suffered injuries, including complex regional pain syndrome in his wrist, in a defective saw accident
  • $11,000,000 settlement in a Brooklyn case for a masonry foreman who was injured when he stepped on an unsecured temporary cover placed over a hole and fell three stories to the basement below
  • $10,500,000 settlement in a wrongful death case for a union laborer who suffered fatal injuries when a defective saw he was provided kicked back and struck his neck
  • $9,950,000 settlement for a client who sustained a below-the-knee amputation of her left leg after she was hit by a van in a parking lot in Buffalo, New York
  • $9,792,412 verdict in a Bronx case for a man who suffered a stroke during surgery and suffered left arm and partial left foot paralysis
  • $9,263,326 settlement for a taxi passenger who sustained lumbar spinal injuries and knee injuries after he was rear-ended by another vehicle
  • $9,000,000 settlement for a high school student who required multiple surgeries to his arm and elbow after he was injured when a wall collapsed on him
  • $8,800,000 settlement for Queens woman who suffered a brain injury after a serious pedestrian accident
  • $8,000,000 verdict for a client who sustained knee injuries, including a torn ACL and torn meniscus, that required surgical repair
  • $7,525,000 settlement in a wrongful death case for survivors of a tragic car crash that killed a mother and her son in Suffolk County
  • $7,300,000 settlement for a worker who sustained an arm amputation after a serious on-the-job accident in Brooklyn
  • $7,200,000 settlement for the family of a 25-year-old Brooklyn resident who was tragically killed when he fell down an elevator shaft
  • $7,000,000 settlement for a man who suffered crush injuries to his leg after he fell down the elevator shaft at his workplace
  • $6,793,881 verdict for a client with internal injuries after a work accident at a Brooklyn water treatment plant
  • $6,500,000 settlement for a union mechanic who was injured when a catwalk collapsed, causing him to fall 18-20 feet at a Manhattan work site
  • $6,400,000 settlement in a Bronx case for a union ironworker who fell approximately 30 feet and suffered multiple injuries, including fractures, post-concussion syndrome, and bulging discs
  • $6,250,000 settlement for a construction worker who suffered complete quadriplegia after a worksite fall. The case settled for $6.25 million despite a $2 million insurance policy
  • $6,000,000 settlement for a 34-year-old passenger on the bus who suffered shoulder and back injuries after a sudden collision with a flatbed truck
  • $6,000,000 settlement for a union worker who suffered fractures and required both neck and spinal surgery after he fell 13 feet from inside a crane
  • $5,500,000 settlement for a driver who was sideswiped by a semi-truck that suddenly cut into the left lane on the Long Island Expressway
  • $5,500,000 settlement for a 39-year-old truck driver who suffered head, neck, and back injuries in an elevator accident
  • $5,500,000 settlement for an electrician that fell from an extension ladder and sustained a head injury in Brooklyn
  • $5,030,572 verdict for a laborer who was hurt when a scaffold tipped over; a groundbreaking case involving the use of 3D video of a back surgery as evidence for the jury
  • $5,000,000 settlement for a 32-year-old laborer who suffered an electric shock while performing excavation work at a construction site
  • $5,000,000 verdict for an auto accident victim who suffered activation of symptoms from a pre-existing condition
  • $5,000,000 settlement for the family of a woman killed by a garbage truck that jumped the curb on West 35th Street in Manhattan
  • $5,000,000 verdict for a 53-year-old carpenter injured in fall from a scaffold during the renovation of a Brooklyn building
  • $5,000,000 verdict for a 45-year-old electrician helper who suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon and other injuries in a work-related fall
  • $4,995,000 settlement for a laborer who sustained elbow and ankle injuries in a construction site fall caused by unsteady flooring
  • $4,750,000 settlement for a 51-year-old union worker who was struck by an NYC sanitation vehicle, leading to various injuries that required multiple surgeries
  • $3,925,000 settlement for injured “Good Samaritan” in locomotive, tractor-trailer collision at railroad crossing
  • $3,500,000 settlement for a pedestrian who suffered hypothermia and herniated discs after falling 13 feet into an electrical vault
  • $3,258,000 verdict for a 38-year-old delivery driver who suffered fractures as a result of being struck by a forklift
  • $3,200,000 settlement for a 50-year-old worker who suffered shoulder, elbow, and spine injuries when he fell after stepping on a scaffold plank that was not properly secured
  • $2,750,000 settlement for a 41-year-old woman who was driving on the Belt Parkway when she was struck and pushed off the road by a sanitation truck that struck an overpass
  • $2,750,000 settlement for 44-year-old mother of two from the Bronx who was injured in trip and fall on an uneven sidewalk
  • $2,750,000 settlement awarded to 57-year-old administrative assistant who suffered neck injuries in a pedestrian accident
  • $2,700,000 settlement for 54-year-old female pedestrian who fell and injured her spine and knee
  • $2,500,000 settlement for a man who was rear-ended while driving, causing multiple herniated discs that required surgery
  • $2,250,000 settlement for a Bronx woman who was injured when her ceiling collapse due to an untreated leak coming from the apartment upstairs
  • $2,150,000 for a woman injured in a left-turn collision at a Nassau County intersection
  • $2,000,000 settlement for a dietary aide who injured his back when an elevator jerked, descended rapidly, and came to a sudden halt
  • $1,850,000 settlement for a worker who suffered rib, neck, and back injuries after he fell from a pipe scaffold while on the job
  • $1,500,000 settlement for two workers who were injured when a freight elevator malfunctioned and fell
  • $1,500,000 settlement for passenger injured in a serious train crash in Hoboken, New Jersey on September 29, 2016
  • $1,500,000 settlement for mother of 3 who slipped and fell on icy sidewalk, requiring Cervical spinal surgery
  • $1,500,000 settlement for a residential aide injured in a slip-and-fall accident outside her apartment
  • $1,500,000 settlement after an elevator accident caused by defective parts which the building owner was already aware of
  • $1,475,000 settlement for Brooklyn man who injured his head, neck, and shoulder after being struck by falling equipment
  • $1,250,000 settlement for a health care worker who suffered serious neck and back injuries when a car struck the back of his vehicle in traffic.
  • $1,200,000 settlement for a 48-year-old dental assistant who tripped on a depressed drain outside her workplace and sustained foot and ankle injuries that required surgery
  • $1,000,000 settlement for a Bronx woman who suffered injuries that required shoulder and spinal fusion surgery after part of her ceiling collapsed onto her
  • $1,000,000 settlement for a client who required surgery after he tripped over a raised sidewalk flag in New York City

For a complete list of the successful results our attorneys have obtained, please visit our Verdicts & Settlements page.

If you suffered a serious injury as a result of an accident, the Law Firm of Block O’Toole & Murphy will investigate your claim, help guide you through the legal process, and aggressively pursue justice on your behalf. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the injury, you may be entitled to financial compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

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