The Law Firm of Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, personal injury attorneys in New York City, recently received, for their client, the biggest settlement by the City of New York for a sidewalk injury. The settlement was for $2.5 million.
The law firm’s client was a 25-year-old resident of the Bronx. He was walking on the sidewalk when, suddenly, he tripped on a pothole. This pothole was not new, it had existed for many years.
That proved to be important to the case, as the city had been notified about the pothole over the course of several years. During that time, however, it was found that the city had refused or neglected to make any repairs to the pothole.
As a result of the accident, the 25-year-old Bronx resident suffered injuries that required surgeries. These injuries led to lifelong impairments due to the negligence on the part of those who could have fixed the pothole.
“Truthfully, it’s unknown how many Bronx residents were injured at that spot before our client tumbled onto the street, injuring his back and neck. City attorneys realized the harm this pothole caused and were rightly concerned to take this case to a Bronx jury for fear that they would have had to pay even more. We’re proud of achieving this result through a settlement which will be given tax-free to our client. It will restore his dignity and give him the ability to create a new life,” said attorney Daniel C. Minc, Partner at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff LLP.
In addition to cases involving sidewalk accidents, the personal injury lawyer NYC team has a 95% success rate in cases involving medical malpractice, construction accidents, premises injuries, and many other kinds of cases.
For more information about what to do after a sidewalk accident in NYC, personal injury law, or to make a press inquiry, contact the Law Firm of Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP at (800) 660-2264 rmfwlaw.com