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We fight for the best verdict or settlement permitted under the law.
These are just a few of the verdicts and settlements our attorneys have won for our clients :
- Paul Yakaitis fought hard during a five week trial to obtain the compensation due a 26-year old man who, in the course of his work at a construction site, fell from a ladder and suffered a closed head brain injury [the skull did not fracture nor was brain surgery necessary]. A jury found that our client's employer had negligently failed to provide a scaffold to him. The jury awarded our client $7,360,000-the largest sustained verdict [upheld by a higher court] for a closed hard injury ever awarded in the state of New York.
- Jeff Bader negotiated a $1,200,000 settlement for our client who suffered a hand injury when a parking garage attendant allowed him to ride in an elevator designed for cars and closed the door on his hand.
- John Nonnenmacher recently won a $2,750,000 verdict against the Board of Education of the City of New York. Our client had suffered a ruptured placenta and a bulging disc as a result of falling down interior stairs. Prior to joining our firm John was an assistant corporation counsel for the City of New York.
- Paul Yakaitis negotiated a $9,460,000 settlement for our client who suffered ataxia and slurred speech as a result of an accident at the construction site where he worked.
- Paul also successfully negotiated a $1.8 million settlement for a 40-year-old Queens woman who was assaulted by an intruder in the laundry room of her apartment building.
- Darlene Miloski represented a woman who fell on the dance floor at an office Christmas party due to a spilled cocktail. The lumbar spine injury to this 45 year old woman which would require surgery settled during trial for $625,000.
- Recently, Paul negotiated a $3 million post-trial settlement in favor of our client whom a police officer had shot during a criminal investigation. Paul also successfully tried to a $950,000 verdict the case of a 27-year-old woman who NYPD officers wrongfully arrested. Having merely sounded her horn, our client was approached by officers who would later claim our client had refused their request for identification. During the wrongful arrest, our client sustained a neck injury and was detained at the precinct for a lengthy period.
- Paul obtained a $500,000 verdict for a seven-year old child who suffered second degree burns when his skin came in contact with a steam riser pipe located in the rented apartment he shared with his single mom.
- Darlene negotiated at mediation a $400,000 settlement for a Bronx women hit by an ambulette while she was crossing the street. Our client suffered wrist and knee ligament
- John spent months preparing and weeks trying a case against the New York City Housing Authority where it was alleged that a sexual assault of our client was as a direct result of a lack of proper security in the building in which she resided. The jury returned a verdict of $3,500,000.
- Paul Yakaitis obtained a $1,125,000 verdict for a female tenant who suffered an assault due to inadequate door locks.
- As an attorney skilled in trying slip and fall cases; Paul also helped a client win a $1.2 million verdict that will compensate her for the fractured foot she suffered as a result of a slippery floor at a national department store in Queens.
- Jeff Bader obtained a $950,000 settlement for a delivery girl who suffered scars to her face at the jaws of a German Shepherd.
- Paul also lent his trial skills and knowledge to the cause of a construction worker who suffered leg injuries when shoring gave way and buried his lower body. Paul's efforts won over $3.2 million for our client.
- John Nonnenmacher won a $2,500,000 verdict for our client who was injured in a fall from an improperly constructed scaffold.
- Paul Yakaitis' in-depth experience with scaffolding accidents enabled him to negotiate a $1,700,000 settlement for our client who suffered a fractured pelvis when he fell from a scaffold.
- Darlene Miloski, who is rapidly becoming the "go to lawyer" for lead poison cases, negotiated a $450,000 settlement for a young man who suffered a lead poison level of 21mcg.
- John Nonnenmacher was pleased to win a $1,500,000 verdict for a child who suffered lead poisoning after ingesting paint chips found in his parents' rented apartment.
- Paul also convinced a jury that our client, a mechanic, was in no way at fault in the fork lift accident that caused him to suffer bilateral arm injuries. Having negotiated a high low agreement on our client's behalf, Paul proved that the defendant's negligence was 100 percent responsible for the accident and our client was awarded $650,000.
- In a highly publicized case against the Metropolitan Transit Authority, Paul Yakaitis helped a musician and aspiring composer receive over $2.9 million in damages. He sustained neurological damage when, standing on a city corner, he was struck in the head by a bus' side view mirror. Paul convinced a jury that far from the mere broken arm and slight concussion that the Transit Authority claimed our client had suffered, his brain injuries left him unable to continue his promising musical career.
- Our firm is pleased that Paul Yakaitis helped a teenager employed as a machine press operator receive his just compensation of $2.5 million. This verdict against the manufacturer of the equipment helped compensate our client for a crush injury to his ring and pinky fingers that he suffered due to absence of a proper guard on the punch press machine.