Verdicts And Settlements

Clients choose Restivo & Murphy LLP to handle their personal injury claims because of our results. The following are some of our recent verdicts and settlements.

All of these cases, as well as many others, have been published in the New York Jury Verdict Reporter.

$3.7 million settlement after a verdict in a liability trial for a 33-year-old construction worker who suffered spinal injuries in a work-related accident. The offer before the liability trial was $500,000.

$3,436,000 verdict for a 46-year-old man whose neck was injured by a falling traffic sign struck by a motor vehicle. The offer before trial was $325,000.

$2,850,000 settlement in motor vehicle accident case where client sustained a brachial plexus injury with surgeries.

$2,500,000 settlement after a verdict on liability in a motor vehicle accident case involving two clients who were passengers in an ambulette.

$2 million settlement for a 46-year-old woman whose prior neck condition was aggravated by a motor vehicle accident.

$1,800,000 settlement in a motor vehicle accident involving a police vehicle which ran a red light while on an emergency call where the client sustained a herniated disc requiring spinal fusion and knee surgery.

$1.75 million settlement for the wrongful death of a 45-year-old woman caused by a motor vehicle accident.

$1.7 million verdict for a woman who suffered a knee injury and a herniated disk from a motor vehicle accident. The knee injury required an arthroscopic procedure. The offer before trial was $50,000.

$1.55 million settlement for a 44-year-old man who suffered an injury to his neck in a motor vehicle accident.

$1,100,000 settlement at trial in motor vehicle accident case where client sustained a fractured arm, a herniated lumbar disc requiring a micro discectomy and torn meniscus with arthroscopic surgery.

$1,090,000 verdict for a 35-year-old man who injured his lower back and shoulder when his car was struck by another driver who ran a stop sign. The offer before trial was $75,000.

$988,000 verdict for a 65-year-old pedestrian struck by a van. The man exacerbated a prior low back injury and suffered injuries to his knee and hand. The offer before trial was $200,000.

$925,000 settlement for a 51-year-old man who fell from a retaining wall while performing landscaping and injured his back.

$900,000 settlement at trial in a premise liability case involving spinal injuries.

$900,000 settlement for a 73-year-old woman who suffered lung injuries due to smoke inhalation from a fire in her apartment building.

$770,000 settlement at trail in motor vehicle accident case where client sustained a herniated disc requiring surgery.

$750,000 settlement at trial in pedestrian knockdown where client sustained a herniated disc requiring surgery.

$475,000 verdict in case against a taxi where client sustained torn rotator cuff requiring arthroscopic surgery. (Even though defendants' insurance coverage was only $100,000, the insurance company paid $430,000 for fear of a bad faith claim after judgment was filed against their insured and the taxi and medallion involved in the accident were seized by the sheriff.)

$395,000 settlement in motor vehicle accident where client sustained a non-surgical bulging disc.

$295,000 verdict in Nassau County in motor vehicle accident where client sustained a non-surgical herniated disc.


In addition to the numerous $1 million-plus results that we have achieved for our clients, our commitment to ALL of our clients is perhaps demonstrated best by the following:

After a 10-year-old girl and her family were told by their prior attorney that they should accept a $10,000 offer from the defendant's insurance company for her ankle injury, the girl's parents decided to retain our office and we ultimately settled the case for the full $100,000 of the defendant's insurance coverage.

A 25-year-old who injured his wrist in a motorcycle accident was told by three prior attorneys that he did not have a case. He called our office and we obtained a settlement of $142,500 for him.

In addition to verdicts and settlements, we have a consistent track record of victories for our clients in the appellate courts.

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