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.

$4,183,556 judgment obtained for a worker who fell from an unsecured ladder at a work site sustaining a fractured back which required surgery.

$4,025,000 resolution at the conclusion of trial for a 43-year-old who suffered herniated discs requiring neck surgery when his vehicle was struck by a school bus. The offer before trial was $75,000.

$3,700,000 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.

$2,000,000 settlement for a 46-year-old woman whose prior neck condition was aggravated by a motor vehicle accident.

$1,875,000 settlement for a maintenance worker who fell due to a dangerous condition at his workplace and sustained exacerbations of prior neck and back injuries requiring surgery.

$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.

$1,750,000 settlement for a 47 year old who sustained injuries to his neck and back when his vehicle was rear ended by a tour bus.

$1,750,000 settlement for the wrongful death of a 45-year-old woman caused by a motor vehicle accident.

$1,700,000 verdict for a woman who suffered a knee injury and a herniated disc from a motor vehicle accident. The knee injury required an arthroscopic procedure. The offer before trial was $50,000.

$1,600,000 settlement for a woman who sustained an exacerbation of prior neck injuries when her vehicle was struck by an MTA bus.

$1,550,000 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.

$925,000 settlement for a worker who sustained an eye injury due to the lack of job site safety equipment.

$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.

$875,000 settlement for a worker who sustained knee and ankle injuries when improperly stored materials fell and struck him at a job site.

$825,000 settlement for a worker who fell due to a dangerous condition at her work place injuring her knee and exacerbating a prior lumbar spine condition.

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

$750,000 settlement for a 73 year old woman who sustained a fractured hip requiring surgery when she fell due to a dangerous condition at a hospital.

$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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