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

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Turning Experience Into Results for Serious Injury Victims

The catastrophic injury attorneys at Addabbo & Greenberg work hard to provide injury victims in Queens and throughout New York with the skilled representation and sound advice they need to get through a difficult time.

If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one due to an accident caused by negligence, you can rely on our firm to aggressively seek the full compensation you are entitled to. Our attorneys have more than 20 years of experience handling these cases inside and outside of the courtroom. We know what it takes to win and have a strong track record of achieving results.

If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, we encourage you to contact us for a free initial consultation.

What Is A Catastrophic Or Serious Injury?

Simply put, a catastrophic injury is any injury that requires extensive, long-term or expensive medical treatment or rehabilitation. It can also be an injury that is permanent in nature. Some common examples of catastrophic injuries are:

  • Burns
  • Spinal cord injuries, including paralysis
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Head injuries
  • Amputation or loss of function
  • Broken bones and damaged joints
  • Eye injuries
  • Scarring and disfigurement

Our personal injury lawyers understand how difficult these serious injuries can be. Along with the physical burdens, these injuries can cause lasting emotional trauma and financial difficulties for the victims as well as their families.

Sample Personal Injury Results:

  • $1.5 Million Verdict For Client Caught in LIRR DOOR
    On March 3rd, 2020, a New York Supreme Court Jury rendered a verdict in favor of our client who was injured and struck her head when caused to fall by Long Island Railroad door that closed on her. New York attorney Todd Greenberg clearly established through extensive cross-examination of the conductor and the ticket collector that the conductor was actually turned the other way when she should have been watching the door that the Plaintiff exited from. Our client, 71 years old at the time of the accident, was violently pitched to the ground, struck her head and suffered a concussion and subdural hematoma. Luckily, no operation was required, but Plaintiff did suffer cognitive defects for two years after the accident. Prior to trial the offer was $250,000.00 which was rejected. The Long Island Railroad offered $675,000.00 after summations which, upon advice of Mr. Greenberg, Plaintiff rejected. After deliberation for approximately five (5) hours, the Jury returned a $1.5 million verdict on behalf of our client. Mr. Greenberg obtained a verdict for 5 times the amount offered! Please call Addabbo and Greenberg 718-268-0400 or visit our website www.addabboandgreenberg.com if you need representation in an accident case.

  • $3 Million Settlement for Our Client in Trip and Fall Case
    Our client had just left a matinée show on Broadway when, while walking towards the train, tripped on a grating owned and maintained by the New York City Transit Authority. Within two (2) days after the accident, Personal Injury Attorney Todd Greenberg, along with an expert engineer, examined the grating, took detailed pictures and concluded that the grading was an inch and a half above the sidewalk. Citing New York City Laws and Statutes, Plaintiff was granted Summary Judgment against the New York City Transit Authority and the case proceeded to damages. Our client suffered an acute fracture through the three columns of her spine at L3-4 and had to undergo a 13hr. three-part operation. After extensive negotiations with the Transit Authority, Mr. Greenberg was able to negotiate a settlement that ensures that our client will be compensated for her injures and future pain and suffering. Here is what our client said:

    January 2020

    Mr. Greenberg took my personal injury case in April 2015. It was a difficult time for me and my husband as well as a difficult physical recovery. Mr. Greenberg, Mr. Rothbard and the wonderful staff of the law office could not have been more supportive. They kept us informed throughout the process; Mr. Greenberg was diligent in working to obtain the best possible outcome for us and through it all so very supportive.

    Our case was settled with a very positive outcome. My husband and I cannot begin to express our gratitude to Mr. Greenberg and all of the staff who were so kind to us.

    We would highly recommend Mr. Greenberg and his law office to anyone needing assistance with a personal injury case.

    With much gratitude, Maureen and Jim

    Please call us at 718-268-0400 or visit us at www.Queenslaw.com.

  • $11,000,000.00 (Eleven Million) Settlement for Addabbo & Greenberg client: Queens attorney Todd Greenberg heads legal team which litigated case for nine years in Montreal, Canada. This is a tragic case: In 2005, a thirteen year-old resident of Queens suffered severe and permanent brain damage in a near drowning accident in a City of Montreal owned swimming pool. He suffered an anoxic encephalopathy (lack of oxygen) causing severe spastic quadriparesis and cognitive impairment. The Infant Plaintiff was visiting his Aunt and Uncle in Montreal when the Infant Plaintiff and his two young cousins went to the City of Montreal Pool and participated in “Excitement Day”, where a very large float was placed in the pool. Immediately upon being retained soon after the accident, attorney Todd D. Greenberg flew to Montreal, investigated the case, took pictures of the float, and put together a legal team of attorneys in Montreal and New York. Experts were hired and it was argued that the City of Montreal and the Pool Management Company did not have enough lifeguards on duty at the time the Infant Plaintiff was found under the water and that the sight of the lifeguards that were there was blinded by the large float. Since the case occurred in Montreal, the Civil Code applied, which severe limits a Plaintiff’s recovery for pain and suffering. Further, the City of Montreal and the Pool Management Company insisted, after a series of medical examinations of the Infant Plaintiff, that his life span was no more than five (5) to ten (10) years. After an offer of settlement of $3,000,000.00 was rejected, a Hearing on the projected life span of the Infant Plaintiff was held and several experts from New York were called on Plaintiff’s behalf to testify. The Montreal Judge ruled in favor of our client and found his life span to be, despite his severe injuries, thirty (30) years. After litigating the case for nine (9) years, a settlement was reached immediately prior to trial in the amount of $11,000,000.00 (CAD) which will insure that the Infant Plaintiff is properly cared for throughout his life. Once again, persistence on behalf of our client resulted in the best possible outcome. No matter where an unfortunate accident strikes, whether in Queens, New York City, New York State, any State in the United States or even outside the United States, contact Attorney Todd D. Greenberg of Addabbo & Greenberg to insure the best possible outcome. Call us at 718-268-0400 or visit us at www.addabboandgreenberg.com.

  • $3.25 Million Dollar Settlement for Addabbo & Greenberg client. Addabbo & Greenberg, along with a New York City law firm, prevailed in a mediation in a labor law case which settled for $3.25 million dollars. The Plaintiff worked for a boiler repair firm that was contracted to do excavation work at a major automobile dealership in Manhattan. While the Plaintiff was using a blow-torch near an abandoned underground fuel tank, the tank exploded causing serious burns to the Plaintiff. Attorney Dominic L. Addabbo interviewed our client at the hospital shortly after the incident and we immediately began our investigation by obtaining statements from witnesses which were instrumental in negotiating the final settlement. The New York personal injury attorneys at Addabbo & Greenberg argued that the owner of the building and the general contractor failed to provide a safe work environment. Once again, knowledge of the law and persistence in court has resulted in a most favorable settlement for our client.

  • $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. Mr. Greenberg’s client was killed while working on the construction of a Gramercy Park building. Bricks from the building landed on the defective scaffold that collapsed. Discovery revealed that the scaffold was erected without a permit and was never inspected by the City of New York or had an engineer’s approval. The subcontractor who erected the scaffolding, the principal of Tri State Scaffold and Equipment Supplies, Inc., pled guilty to manslaughter charges and was subsequently sentenced in Supreme Court, New York County for a minimum of 3 ½ to a maximum of 10 years. The principal admitted he erected a scaffold that could not support the weight put on it and conceded he did not have a licensed engineer inspect the scaffold as law requires. The deceased, Manuel Atanacio Balarezo Sumba, arrived in the US three months prior to his death as an undocumented alien from Ecuador. His wife and three children remained in Ecuador. The deceased was sent to the job site by an agency and worked as a laborer on the defective scaffold. In preparation for the damage aspect of the case, the autopsy report and all copies of photographs taken at the New York City morgue were obtained. Expert services of a pathologist, a forensic psychiatrist and an economist were obtained. The damage aspect of the case concentrated on the seconds it took for the deceased to fall from the 11th floor of the defective scaffolding to the ground and the pre-impact terror the construction accident victim suffered. The forensic psychiatrist said that in the seconds it took for the deceased to fall, he experienced conscious terror and suffering, that he knew he was falling to his death and tried to save himself. Autopsy photos showed scrapes to the decedent’s fingers as he tried to grasp the defective scaffold and save himself from wrongful death. The expert economist said the economic loss to the construction accident victim’s family was $894,189. Plaintiff’s settlement was helped by the Court of Appeals Decision in BalBuena v. Ideal Realty LLC., 6 NY 3rd 338(2006) which held that unauthorized aliens who do not present false work papers may recover lost earnings. Plaintiff’s attorney Personal Injury lawyer Todd D. Greenberg was successful in getting the family of the construction accident victim a $3 million settlement for the victim’s pain and suffering

  • Attorney Todd Greenberg Settles Case Against Nassau County Hospital For Mis-Labeling Of Biopsy Specimens. On October 9, 2012, immediately prior to Jury Selection, a Nassau County Hospital settled with a woman who was misdiagnosed with Breast Cancer after her biopsy results were mixed up with another woman. In a confidential settlement, the Hospital acknowledged that Addabbo and Greenberg’s client’s name had been put on the tissue sample of a different patient. Our client had to undergo an unnecessary lumpectomy and then discovered she was cancer free. The settlement reflects the extreme emotional stress of a cancer diagnosis, as well as the psychological trauma she suffered after learning about the mislabeling, as well as scarring of the Breast. Personal Injury Attorney Todd Greenberg states that his client appreciates the Hospital acknowledging it’s error and that the Hospital has corrected it’s procedures so that a mishap of this nature will not occur again. Personal Injury Attorney Todd Greenberg has secured a favorable settlement for his injured client based on hard work, persistence and knowledge of the law. For the best results in a Personal Injury case, call Addabbo and Greenberg.

  • Negligent Security At Concert Case Settled. Our client was at a concert in New York City when shots were fired and she received a wound to her arm with scarring. Due to a confidentiality agreement regarding the settlement, the details of the case and the amount of settlement cannot be disclosed. The only fact that can be disclosed is this: Our client was fully compensated for her injury and is extremely happy with the result! If you are injured by others and want the best results, call Queens Accident attorneys Todd Greenberg and Dominic Addabbo at 718-268-0400 or visit us at QueensLaw.com.

Get the Justice You Deserve

With everything you and your family have been through, you deserve to be fully and appropriately compensated. To learn more about your options, call 718-268-0400 or contact our firm via e-mail for a free consultation with a dedicated lawyer.

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