Recent Civil Cases
$2,000,000 – False Arrest / Malicious Prosecution- for client who spent two years in Rikers Island prison after being falsely arrested and maliciously prosecuted for murder where Detective assisted a witness in selecting the defendant from a line-up.
$1,750,000 – Burn Injury: Settlement for a 6 month-old girl sustained third degree burns on her neck and left arm. Her family’s landlord performed a horribly negligent repair on the heating system in her apartment in Queens, leaving a dangerously hot pipe uncovered. The little girl fell onto the pipe when she rolled off her bed.
$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. This is one of the largest settlement ever paid by the City Of New York for a False Arrest case.
$1,000,000 – Labor Law: recovered for a 33 year old male laborer who fell from 6 foot unsecured “A” frame ladder at a large residential construction site in Queens. He sustained a severe laceration to his wrist resulting in nerve damage and a frozen shoulder.
$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.
$440,000 – Police Brutality Claim: recovery for a 55 year old man beaten and arrested in Queens by police after he didn’t turn over his ID fast enough. He was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Our client spent 17 hours in jail, and was treated for bumps and bruises at hospital emergency room. The criminal case was dismissed at his first court appearance.
$435,000 – Sexual Abuse: settlement reached on behalf of an 8 year old boy who was sexually abused by his school teacher in a New York City Public School, located in Queens. The teacher had been previously accused of touching children in his class in an inappropriate sexual manner but was somehow allowed to continue to teach.
$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.
$300,000 – a women in her mid-70’s tripped on an unmarked sprinkler head, which was negligently installed on her lawn. The fall resulted in a fractured ankle, which required surgery. Settlement was reached in Suffolk county during trial.
$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.Sexual Abuse: settlement recovered for a 17 year old female, who was sexually abused starting when she was 15, by an employee at a prominent national youth club located on Long Island. The club had been on notice that there was an “inappropriate” relationship between the two and did nothing about it.
$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.