$1,750,000 Jury Verdict Secured on Behalf of Accident Victim

VerdictThe legal team at Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP is proud to announce that Attorney Dennis A. Breen recently won a $1,750,000.00 jury verdict on behalf of his client, K.H. The 44-year-old had been injured while working on a construction site in Huntington, NY. He suffered serious injuries to his heel and wrist after falling off of a ladder, subsequently ending his career as a manual laborer. As a result, he decided to bring suit against the project's general contractor, Ben Krupinski Builder and Associates Inc. K.H. alleged that the ladder had slipped out from beneath him, leading him to believe that the device had not been adequately secured before he ascended to the building's roof—which is a violation of New York State Labor Law 240(1).

For this reason, he sought $900,000.00 for past pain and suffering and $1.5 million for future pain and suffering from the negligent contractor. The defense counsel contended that K.H. was an experienced construction worker who should have foreseen an accident if he himself did not check the ladder's security. Despite these arguments, however, Judge Bernadette Bayne directed a verdict that held Ben Krupinski Builder and Associates Inc. liable for damages. Although the jury decided that the plaintiff's damages totaled around $1,750,000.00, a previously determined high/low stipulation barred him from recovering more than $950,000.00. Even so, K.H. and the entire legal team at Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP are pleased with the outcome of this case.

The reason that our client's recovery was capped at $950,000.00 was because the defense counsel had contended that he had not suffered complex regional pain syndrome or permanent injury. They explained that, while conducting post-accident surveillance, they witnessed K.H. performing reasonably strenuous tasks, like carrying heavy bags of laundry. For this reason, both parties agreed that the plaintiff's recovery would not exceed $950,000.00 nor be any lower than $400,000.00. That being said, we believe that our client was able to recover the level of compensation that he was due—especially when considering the fact that he will never again be able to return to his career as a construction worker.

Millions Recovered for Hardworking NYC Construction Workers

If you or someone you love has been injured under similar circumstances, you too should not hesitate to hold the responsible party accountable. With the help of a New York construction accident lawyer from our firm, you can start building your case today. Not only have we been successful in securing more than $420 million dollars in compensation over the last 50 years, but we have even earned a spot in the coveted Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. For this reason, you can trust that we know what it takes to win your case.

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