Case Results

$12m
Pedestrian struck by bus/wrongful death following lengthy conscious pain and suffering
Tragic bus collision involving pedestrian in crosswalk, causing catastrophic injuries which ultimately resulted in pedestrian’s wrongful death two weeks later. Lever & Ecker, PLLC, was able to obtain $12 million in compensation on behalf of the pedestrian’s surviving family. Not only was this settlement (the specific terms of which are confidential) one of the largest personal injury settlements in New York in 2020, we were able to resolve the case at an early stage, allowing the family to obtain a measure of closure and avoid the trauma of reliving the experience in court.
$3.48m
pedestrian accident/leg injuries
Pedestrian knockdown resulting in client sustaining significant lower leg injuries.  The defense argued that our client made a favorable recovery. Lever & Ecker was successful in obtaining a settlement of $3.48 million, providing our client and family financial security for an uncertain future.
$3m
medical malpractice/failure to diagnose cancer
Medical malpractice action brought for client based on a major metropolitan hospital's failure to diagnose cancer.  The defense argued that an earlier diagnosis of our client’s cancer would not have changed her outcome.  Lever & Ecker was successful in obtaining a settlement of $3 million, which enabled our client to obtain resolution of her claim and make financial plans for her family’s future.
$2.8m
construction (labor law) accident/back injuries
Our client fell from a scaffold while doing construction work, sustaining a fracture in his back which required surgery. The defense argued that our client made a full recovery from his injuries and could return to work. We were successful in obtaining a settlement of $2.8 million, which provided our client and his wife the ability to regain a measure of dignity in their lives following a very difficult ordeal.
$2.15m
motorcycle accident/wrongful death
Motorcycle accident resulting in the rider's death. The defense argued that the rider was the cause of the accident.  Following a lengthy trial, our firm was successful in obtaining a jury verdict of $2,148,000, providing the family with financial security for the future.
$2m
CONSTRUCTION (LABOR LAW) ACCIDENT/SHANTY COLLAPSE
Construction site accident resulting from collapse of temporary worksite shanty onto our client, a construction worker. The accident resulted in significant shoulder and neck injuries, necessitating shoulder surgery and continued medical treatment. Lever & Ecker successfully resolved the matter prior to trial for our client for $2 million, providing him financial security for an uncertain future.
$1.9m
pedestrian accident/foot injuries
Pedestrian knockdown resulting in significant foot injuries to our client. The defense argued that our client failed to yield the right of way to the defendant’s vehicle. Lever & Ecker was successful in obtaining a settlement of $1.9 million out of a $2 million policy just eleven months after the accident.
$1.5m
premises liability/hip and wrist injuries
Our client fell off a shelving unit sustaining hip and wrist fractures requiring surgery.  The defense argued that our client was the sole proximate cause of his accident, i.e., that the accident was entirely his fault.  Lever & Ecker was successful in obtaining a settlement of $1.5 million prior to trial.
$1.3m
trip and fall/back and knee injuries
Our client fell into an uncovered hole in a basement, sustaining rib fractures, knee and back injuries. The defense argued both that our client should not have been in the basement where the accident happened and that our client’s injuries were not significant.  Lever & Ecker was successful in obtaining a settlement of $1.3 million prior to trial.
$1.3m
tree fall liability/head injury
Our client was seriously injured when a dead tree which should have been removed by the property owners fell on her, causing serious injuries. Lever & Ecker was able to successfully resolve the matter for our client in the early stages of the case, for the maximum amount of available insurance coverage of $1.3 million.
$1.25m
Rear-End Auto Accident/back injuries
Rear-end auto accident causing lower back injuries to our client. The defense argued that our client’s injuries were all pre-existing and took a no-pay position prior to arbitration. Our firm was successful in obtaining an arbitration award of $1.25 million, which represented the full policy limits of available insurance.
$1.25m
motorcycle accident/leg injuries
Motorcycle accident caused by driver who turned without observing our client, causing significant leg injuries requiring surgery. Our firm was able to resolve the case for our client at an early stage for the full policy limits of available insurance of $1.25 million.
$1m
Motor vehicle accident/Leg Injuries
Head-on motor vehicle collision caused by driver who crossed over the double yellow line on a busy roadway, resulting in serious leg injuries requiring multiple surgeries. Lever & Ecker was able to secure the full policy limits of available insurance of $1 million for our client in less than six months.
$850,000
child injury/burn injuries
An infant child sustained second degree burns when he was scalded by hot water in an apartment in the Bronx. The defense argued that the infant's family was negligent in allowing the child to be unsupervised and that there was nothing wrong with the boiler in the building. Lever & Ecker was successful in obtaining a settlement of $850,000.
$825,000
Rear-end auto accident case/neck injuries
Significant rear-end auto collision caused an aggravation of our client's pre-existing neck injuries, requiring surgery. The defense argued that there was minimal damage to the involved vehicles, and that the impact was insignificant. After jury selection, Lever & Ecker obtained a settlement of $825,000 in favor of our client.
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