Recent Civil Cases

$3,000,000 - School Hazing and Sexual Assault: recovered for two minor clients who were injured when the school district at which they were students negligently failed to supervise a football team training camp.

$1,250,000 - Unlawful Imprisonment and False Arrest: a 17 year old mentally challenged individual was falsely arrested and accused of Attempted Murder and Rape in the First Degree and spent 7 months incarcerated before DNA proved his innocence. The largest award paid by the City Of New York for a False Arrest case in 2008.

$800,000 - Torn ACL requiring four surgeries - client, a 40 year old man was thrown to the ground when the hydraulic liftgate failed on the truck he was using to make deliveries.

$625,000 - Fractured Cervical Vertebrae: client unknowingly stepped into a worksite excavation that had been left unprotected at a construction site.

$600,000 - Fractured Cervical Vertebrae, Surgery: client, a roofer, was knocked off his company's delivery truck due to a negligently maintained boom operation switch.

$420,000 - Fractured ankle and knee: slip and fall down a flight of stairs in a Bronx apartment building that were wet due to landlord's negligent maintenance of stairway windows.

$400,000 - Fractured Patella: trip and fall over a negligently maintained area surrounding a gas station pump.

$350,000 - Torn labrum requiring arthroscopic shoulder surgery - client fell while descending stairs at an art and design school in NYC. The stairs had been recently mopped and no warning was posted.

$290,000 - Three Fractured Teeth: client was struck while crossing a street with the right of way; defendant struck her with a commercial van knocking her to the ground.

$250,000 - Hostile workplace - client was the victim of sexual harassment while employed at a law firm.

$225,000 - client had been subjected to excessive force by two members of the New York City Police Department during her arrest, resulting in a fractured tibial plateau.

$210,000 - client tripped and fell over an excavated utility trench on a Manhattan street and suffered a blow-out fracture of his orbital socket treated without surgery.

$200,000 - second degree burns on back and flank - client, a 9 year old boy, was attending a party at a catering hall on Long Island when his shirt was ignited by a negligently placed candle on a cocktail table.

$165,000 - Ruptured Patellar Tendon: client slipped on a staircase leading to the front of a private home, staircase had been negligently repaired by the homeowner.

$150,000 - Motorcycle accident: client suffered fractured teeth and wrist, as well as underwent surgery due to the City's negligent maintenance of a portion of the Van Wyck Expressway which allowed water to accumulate.

$150,000 - Leg Fracture: client's leg was caught in a taxi cab's door when another taxi backed up into the door trapping the client's leg.

$125,000 - Client was one of four teenagers killed in a one car accident on the Southern State Parkway. The driver, who was the sole survivor, was a friend who had been drinking and smoking pot, was driving almost 100 m.p.h. when he lost control of the car and crashed into a tree. Recovery limited by the defendant's $500,000.00 insurance policy which was split evenly among the four families of the deceased.

$92,500 - client was struck by automobile while crossing manhattan street mid-block. She sustained a fractured tibial plateau and underwent surgery. Recovery limited by defendant's $100,000.00 insurance policy. Compensation obtained exceptionally fast, pre-litigation, only three months after accident.

$60,000 - Client slipped on ice that had formed on the sidewalk in front of her building, as she returned home to her apartment in manhattan. She had a simple non-displaced fracture in her ankle and had a good recovery. Ice had formed after a pipe burst in frigid weather. Kelly & Rubin argued that the landlord should have done a better job of securing the site before allowing people to cross the sidewalk to enter the building. Case settled pre-litigation.