$1,500,000 Settlement - Lift Machinery Fell on Client in NY

Injured While on Defendants' Premises to Fix a Security Camera

Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP attorney, Nicole Gill, obtained a $1.5 million settlement during jury selection on behalf of a 46 year old male client who was injured while on the defendants' premises to fix a security camera. WRSH partner, William Hepner, handled the case pre-trial, including pre-suit investigation, depositions and legal proceedings.

The accident occurred when defendants' lift machinery fell on our client after he received improper/negligent instructions from the defendants' engineer regarding how the lift was to be moved. The defendants claimed the accident was our client's fault, and that no instructions were given to our client regarding moving the lift.

Our client sustained multiple injuries requiring surgical intervention to his right hand, right shoulder, right hip, and lumbar spine, including lumbar spine fusion, discectomy and subsequent hardware removal. The defendants claimed that the lumbar spine injuries were not caused by this accident and maintained that they were degenerative in nature and could have been related to prior back injuries the client sustained years before this accident.

Prior to jury selection, the defendants offered to settle the case for $100,000.00, which we repeatedly rejected and continued to prepare for trial. During jury selection, Nicole was able to negotiate a settlement in the amount of $1,500,000.00 for our client's past and future pain and suffering.

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