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verdicts & settlements

Listed below are representative verdicts and settlements obtained by the personal injury attorneys at the Law Office of William A. Gallina, PLLC on behalf of clients from the Bronx and throughout the New York City area.  These clients were injured due to unsafe premises, dangerous construction sites, or other instances of negligence or wrongful conduct*:

Wrongful Death

A 26-year-old woman was awarded $2.4 million after dying from blood poisoning caused by bedsores - Bronx, NY.

The family of an 83-year-old woman received a $500,000 settlement after a harmful blood thinner caused her to bleed to death - U.S. District Court.

A 69-year-old man received an $850,000 settlement after dying during a colonoscopy - Bronx, NY.

The family of a 3-year-old received a $1.25 million settlement for the death of their child - Bronx, NY.

Construction & Labor Accidents

28-year-old experienced HVAC mechanic received a $750,000 settlement after a construction accident in which protective eyewear was not issued.  His injuries resulted in blindness to one eye, surgery, and loss of past and future wages.

A 71-year-old man was awarded $500,000 after falling off a ladder and suffering from a head injury and memory loss - Bronx, NY.

Premises Liability

A New York City Detective tripped and fell due to a sloping sidewalk that should have had a railing.  A jury verdict awarded plaintiff $3,967,266 for the knee injury and complications he suffered.

A food deliveryman slipped and fell while descending a greasy staircase as he attempted to deliver a hand truck full of produce.  He injured his lower back, which necessitated surgery.  He settled before trial for $1,150,000.

Tenant claimed that her building’s landlord ignored a leaky ceiling.  The leak caused her to fall and injure her knee.  A jury verdict awarded her $425,000.

A jury verdict awarded a 67-year-old woman $800,000 to compensate her for hip injuries sustained from a fall on a snow-mounded walkway, which existed due to the negligence of the adjacent building.

A 73-year-old woman sustained a leg injury from a fall due to a torn and frayed lobby rug in her elderly resident apartment building.  She received a settlement of $800,000.

A 52-year-old female postal worker received $275,000 to compensate her for injuries sustained to her back, knee, and shoulder when she fell as a result of an ignored, recurrent leak.

A 49-year old woman in the Bronx received a $975,000 settlement during trial as a result of being sexually assaulted in a building.  The building was negligent for having ignored a pattern of previous assaults and crimes.

A jury verdict awarded Julio A., a security guard, $1,033,760 from the Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Authority after the bus operator’s negligence caused him to exit the bus onto an icy street, slip, and sustain injuries. 

An apartment building tenant suffered injuries to her left foot, which failed to heal after a fall from a neglected stairwell’s broken concrete.  A jury verdict awarded her $153,869.60.

A jury verdict awarded Earl E., age 79, $663,364 from the City of New York to compensate him for a leg injury after he slipped on an icy sidewalk overpass.

Pedestrian settled during trial for $200,000 for knee injuries sustained from a fall on a city street due to negligent street maintenance.

71-year-old woman, a bakery worker, sustained a fractured hip while retrieving her mail due to negligent maintenance of an interior lobby.  She received a $240,000 settlement during trial to compensate her for her injuries.

The estate of an 81-year-old woman received a $108,000 settlement during trial from the City of New York to compensate for a left elbow bone fracture that required surgery after tripping and falling due to a missing drain grate.

A jury verdict awarded a 27-year-old man $150,000 for injuries he sustained from falling on a slippery step in an unlit staircase.

31-year-old woman, unemployed, received an $183,500 settlement during trial after she fell over a cracked and broken sidewalk, resulting in a fracture to her left ankle that required physical therapy and surgery.

65-year-old retiree received a $125,000 settlement during trial from the City of New York for injuries she sustained after slipping and falling on old ice under new snow on a public walkway.

A jury verdict awarded a 49-year-old health care attendant $1,249,000 from the City of New York for a fractured ankle that resulted in surgery and the use of a cane after falling due to a broken section of sidewalk.

A 60-year-old man was awarded $250,000 after falling on a broken sidewalk hidden by leaves in front of a police station - Bronx, NY.

A woman received an $825,000 settlement after falling down the stairs of her apartment building and fracturing her ankle - Bronx, NY.

An army spouse was awarded $225,000 after falling at a store injured her knee - Orange County, NY.

Medical Malpractice

A patient received a $750,000 settlement after a faulty knee replacement - New York, NY.

A hospital patient was awarded a $600,000 settlement after developing bed sores - Bronx, NY.

A nursing home resident was awarded $200,000 after falling and suffering from a fractured rib - Kings County, NY.

Municipal Liability

A jury verdict awarded $376,590 to a young girl from the City of New York’s Administration for Children’s Services after an untreated ear infection, which occurred when she was an 8-year-old ward of the system, led to permanent hearing damage.

A passenger was awarded $245,000 from the NYC Transit Authority after falling and spraining his ankle while getting on a bus - Bronx, NY.

A passenger was awarded $241,000 from the NYC Transit Authority after a short stop on the bus caused a standing passenger to hurt her knee - Bronx, NY.

The family of bullied child in school was awarded $150,000 - New York, NY.

Auto Accidents

$2,337,500 was awarded to a 24-year-old part-time construction worker, who was a passenger in an automobile that entered a flooded street and crashed, causing multiple injuries.

A paramedic won $450,000 after sustaining a neck injury when a vehicle struck him from behind in traffic.

A 15-year-old boy suffered severe scarring of his torso in an automobile accident and was awarded a settlement of $500,000.

A 42-year-old man whose vehicle was struck received a settlement of $875,000 for a broken leg that required surgery.

A 9-year-old girl was struck by a sports utility vehicle, causing an ankle fracture that will lead to arthritis. A jury verdict awarded her $403,723.

A jury verdict awarded a 73-year-old pedestrian $25,000 in compensation for knee injuries sustained after being hit by a car.

A 27-year-old teacher and his wife received a $75,000 settlement during trial to compensate for back injuries sustained when their stopped vehicle was hit from behind on a parkway.

Products Liability

A 46-year-old Bronx man recovered a settlement of $1,750,000 after a portion of his hand was severed due to a defective meat packing machine.

Catastrophic Injury

A 28-year-old man filed a lawsuit after being assaulted by the police and suffering a depressed skull fracture as a result. The case settled for $850,000.

*Past results do not guarantee future outcomes.
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