$11,000,000.00 (Eleven Million) Settlement for Addabbo & Greenberg Client

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Achieving Results for Accident Victims

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an automobile accident occurs every 10 seconds in the United States. With the large number of commuter, transit and commercial vehicles in New York, the potential for an accident is always present. If you have been injured in a car, truck or motorcycle accident, you need the help of our experienced Queens car accident attorneys.

We work hard to help injured victims recover full and fair compensation. Contact our New York personal injury lawyers online or call 718-268-0400 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.

Turning Experience Into Results

At Addabbo & Greenberg in Queens, we have a strong track record of achieving results for the victims of car, truck and motorcycle accidents. We work closely with accident victims, fully explaining each of their options as we aggressively pursue the compensation they deserve. You can count on us to handle your legal issues so you can focus on getting better.

The success of the firm’s personal injury lawyers is evidenced by results such as these of personal injury victims in New York City, Queens and Long Island.

Sample Personal Injury Results:

  • Slip and Fall Case Settled at Mediation for $675,000.00. Our client slipped and fell as she was descending the second-floor stairs in her apartment building caused by water on a step and tumbled down nine concrete stairs. The Plaintiff was using the stairway because the elevator was out of service to the lobby floor in that the lobby floor was being tiled. Addabbo & Greenberg Attorney James O’Hare, Esq. argued that the Defendant negligently created and permitted the stairway to become and remain in a wet, slick and slippery dangerous condition due to tile work and grouting that was being performed. During depositions it was discovered that the tile workers were going up and down the steps with buckets of water while performing their work. The Plaintiff had prior lumbar disc surgery in 2014, five years prior to the instant accident, and reinjured that area. The accident caused severe radiculopathy. The initial offer in the case was $100,000.00 but, with persistence by our office, the case was settled for $675,000.00 on January 25, 2024, almost 7 times what the insurance company offered! If you are injured call Addabbo & Greenberg at 718-268-0400 or visit us at www.Queenslaw.com.

  • $1.6 Million Recovery For Clients Injured In New Orleans Car Accident. Our clients, a married couple and childhood friends of attorneys Todd Greenberg and Jill Stone, were passengers in a Lyft vehicle when they were rear-ended by a pickup truck travelling approximately 90mph in New Orleans in June of 2019. The accident was horrific and caught on videotape. The Lyft driver was not responsible, and the responsible pickup truck had only the $15,000.00 minimum insurance required. Plaintiffs, both California residents, were in New Orleans for a business convention. Plaintiffs were severely injured in this instant, with the female Plaintiff suffering the most serious injuries, including a fractured pelvis, fractured spine, and several fractured ribs. She had to go undergo several surgeries. This case features the importance of two principles: Due diligence by a law firm hired to maximize recovery and underinsured motor vehicle coverage. Underinsured motor vehicle coverage helps pay for the cost and damages resulting from an accident when the driver of the vehicle that caused the accident has liability insurance but does not have enough to cover the full extent of the damages caused by the accident.  In this case, Lyft had an underinsured motor vehicle coverage policy and our clients had a private auto policy and business policy that also provided for underinsurance. But here is where the Due Diligence comes in: Lyft claimed and produced a Certificate of Insurance that it’s underinsured motorist coverage was $250,000.00, barely enough to cover our clients’ pain and suffering. However, we filed a Freedom of Information (F.O.I.L) Claim on the City of New Orleans and discovered that despite Lyft’s Insurer’s Certificate of Insurance in the amount of $250,000.00, Lyft actually filed a Certificate of Insurance showing $1,000,000.00 in coverage! Because of its prior representation, Lyft agreed to provide coverage for $1,000,000.00 instead of $250,000.00. The total recovery was $1.6 million for our clients with Lyft contributing $1 million to the settlement. If you are in an accident, no matter where, the attorneys at Addabbo and Greenberg are here to help. Call us at 718-268-0400 or visit us at www.Queenslaw.com.

  • $3 Million Awarded to Construction Accident Victim. A $3 million settlement was reached prior to trial in February 2007 for a person killed in a construction accident. The worker was the victim of a fatal construction accident. He was an undocumented alien working in the country for two months prior to his construction accident death caused by a defective scaffold. His family received the $3 million settlement. The family of the construction worker from New York was awarded $3 million as a result of the case presented by New York personal injury lawyer Todd D. Greenberg.

  • $875,000 Wrongful Death Award for Incarcerated Suicide Victim. The family of an incarcerated Police Officer was awarded $875,000 for wrongful death. Todd Greenberg represented the family accusing the Nassau County Correctional Facility for the wrongful death.

  • $615,000 Awarded to Person Suffering Injury in Home Depot Parking Lot. This action was commenced after Plaintiff was personally injured during an assault in the parking lot of the Home Depot in Elmont, Nassau County, by another customer. The attorneys for Home Depot, Inc. wrote to Addabbo & Greenberg as follows: Please note that we regard the inclusion of The Home Depot U.S.A., Inc., as a party defendant in this action to be frivolous. Accordingly, please be advised that sanctions will be sought against your clients and your firm for the institution of the action as against The Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. and needless to say, any further steps by your office to pursue this frivolous claim as against the Home Depot U.S.A., Inc., will result in further evidence of your bad faith in pursuing the claim. The person injured in this case was awarded $615,000 in a settlement for personal injuries prior to trial. After thorough research of the issues by New York City and Queens Personal Injury lawyer Mr. Greenberg, and after years of litigation, Home Depot, Inc. settled during jury selection for $615,000.00. (NEW YORK JURY VERDICT REPORTER). Instead of sanctions being paid by Addabbo & Greenberg for bringing a frivolous lawsuit on behalf of a person injured, Home Depot, Inc. paid Plaintiff a substantial sum of money for his personal injuries, based on the theories of negligence Mr. Greenberg developed. Similar results are reported on our Reported Cases.

  • $500,000 Settlement for a Construction Worker Injured at JFK Airport. A construction worker injured in an accident at JFK Airport. In the construction accident, the Plaintiff fell approximately six feet, striking his head and injuring his shoulder. He suffered a scar on the forehead of approximately four inches and had to undergo arthroscopic surgery for a left shoulder impingement and partial Rotator Cuff tear. It should be noted that Plaintiff suffered an injury to that shoulder approximately four months before and this was a re-injury to that same shoulder. Prior to jury selection, American Airlines and Schindler Elevator settled for $500,000.00.

  • $450,000 Settlement was reach for an Auto Accident Injury During Jury Selection Despite Adverse Statements By Plaintiff/Pedestrian. This auto accident injury occurred when the Plaintiff was struck by the Defendant’s commercial vehicle. Plaintiff was injured on his left side causing severe ankle fracture.

This area of practice is managed by Founding Partner and experienced trial lawyer Todd D. Greenberg. For years, Mr. Greenberg has applied his acquired expertise in trial practice to personal injury litigation. Whether the case goes to trial or is settled out of court, it is the belief at Addabbo & Greenberg that meticulous preparation and thorough research into issues surrounding personal injury cases is the best way to ensure and protect our client’s rights.

We Handle All Types of Accident Claims

Our Queens semi accident attorneys handle a wide range of accident claims and litigation involving motor vehicles, including:

  • Car crashes
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Commercial vehicle accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Drunk driving accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • Fatal accidents

You may have questions about what you should do after an accident. First of all, it is important to write down every detail you remember about what happened. Also, it is very important to take some pictures of the damage that was done to the vehicles, as well as the signs of your injuries such as cuts and scrapes.

The most important thing you need to do is see a doctor as soon as possible. Even if you are not in pain immediately following an accident, you could have soft tissue injuries and other complications that may not be evident until later on. It is crucial that you are examined by a doctor you trust.


What Should You Do If You Are In an Accident?

If you’ve been in an accident, it is important to write down every detail you remember about what happened. Also, it is very important to take some pictures of the damage that was done to the vehicles as well as the signs of your injuries such as cuts and scrapes.

However, the most important thing you need to do is see a doctor as soon as possible. Even if you aren’t in pain immediately after an accident, you could have soft tissue injuries and other complications that will become more evident down the road. It is crucial that you are looked over by a doctor you trust.

Call for a Consultation With a New York Motorcycle Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one has been hurt in a motorcycle or another type of motor vehicle accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our Queens car accident lawyers online or call 718-268-0400 for a free initial consultation to discuss your case.

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