Awards & Settlements*

In its many years in practice, the Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner, P.C. along with its trial counsel has had success in obtaining the results below on behalf of their individual clients.

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Car Accident Settlements & Personal Injury Claims:

The following is a list of some settlements and verdicts obtained by the attorneys at the Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner, P.C. personal injury lawyers and its trial counsels.

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Bus Accident: $5,120,000.00

Our client was a pedestrian crossing the street in Brooklyn, New York when she was run over by a New York City Transit Authority bus. She suffered massive right leg and thigh degloving injury down to the bone with exposure of muscle that required her to undergo numerous surgical procedures to repair the leg with grafting to right leg from left thigh. She sustained permanent nerve damage with lack of sensation & feeling to leg as well as severe scarring.

She hired the Law Offices Of Stuart M. Kerner, P.C. and together with our of counsel trial attorneys we prosecuted a lawsuit against the NYCTA. The Transit Authority had a defense blaming our client for walking in the middle of the roadway while she was on her cell phone. The Jury awarded a judgment that was upheld on Appeal for $5,120,000.00

NYC Police Motor Vehicle Accident: $2,000,000.00

Our client was a pedestrian crossing the street in Brooklyn, New York at night when she was struck by an unmarked New York City Police Department motor vehicle. She sustained multiple fractures to her pelvis that required several surgeries and left her partially paralyzed.

She hired the Law Offices Of Stuart M. Kerner, P.C. and to prosecute a lawsuit against the City Of New York and the New York City Police Department. The police department attorneys blamed our client for walking without looking and against the traffic light. On the eve of trial attorney Stu Kerner was able to successfully negotiate a settlement of $2,000,000.00

Trip & Fall On Construction Debris: $1,500,000.00

Our client was a 59 year old man who was caused to trip and fall on construction debris in the Bronx, New York. Due to this fall he sustained very serious back injuries that caused compression on his spinal cord and nerves. He underwent microscopic lumber diskectomy surgery. The defense claimed that there was no construction debris and that our client tripped over his own feet.

The Law Offices Of Stuart M. Kerner, P.C. together with our of counsel trial attorneys prosecuted a lawsuit against the building owner. After a jury came back with a verdict in favor for the Plaintiff, this case settled for $1,500,000.00

Two-Car Motor Vehicle Accident: $1,000,000.00

Our client, a 30-year-old unemployed woman, was a rear-seat passenger of a livery vehicle that was struck by a second livery vehicle. The client sustained injuries to her knee, neck and shoulder that required two arthroscopic surgeries and cervical discectomy.

She hired the Law Offices Of Stuart M. Kerner, P.C. and together with our of-counsel trial attorneys we prosecuted a lawsuit against both vehicle owners and drivers. The defendants took the position that the plaintiff’s injuries were all pre-existing and were not caused by this accident. The Jury disagreed and awarded a judgment for $1,000,000.00.

Two Car Motor Vehicle Accident Aggravates Back Injury: $640,000.00

Our client, a 44-year-old Con Edison employee, was involved in a two car accident. The collision exacerbated earlier injuries that client sustained to her back.

Our client required surgery to her back after this accident and our law firm successfully argued that the collision significantly worsened her condition. The matter mediated on two separate occasions and our trial attorneys were able to obtain a $640,000.00 settlement prior to trial of this matter.

 

Two Car Motor Vehicle Accident Aggravates Back Injury: $585,000.00

Our client was a driver involved in a two car motor vehicle accident that occurred in Long Island, New York. The other vehicle had a minimum insurance policy. However, our office was able to pursue an uninsured motorist claim against our client’s employer and recover a substantial settlement. Our client sustained multiple fractures which required surgeries and skin grafting.

Broken Copy Machine Cover Injures Hand: $450,000.00

Our client was a New York City Police Officer that was injured when her hand was crushed by a broken cover of a copy machine.  A mass developed on her hand that required surgery to remove. Our office successfully argued that this injury caused her to be limited in her duties as a NYC police officer.  After protracted settlement negotiations attorney Stu Kerner was able to successfully negotiate a settlement of $450,000.00

Side Swipe Motor Vehicle Accident: $350,000.00

Our client was a 48 year old woman who was a driver involved in a two car motor vehicle accident that occurred in Long Island, New York. As she was driving on the Meadowbrook Parkway she was caused to be sideswiped by another vehicle that veered into her lane. Her vehicle was caused to overturn.  Our client sustained a rotator cuff tear to her left shoulder that required arthroscopic surgery as well as back injuries. Attorney Stu Kerner attended an intensive mediation of this matter and was able to obtain a settlement of this matter in the amount of $350,000.00.

Construction Accident: $300,000.00

Our client fell about 12 feet from a scaffold at a construction project in the Bronx, New York after he climbed down the scaffold the wrong way. He suffered broken bones to his ankle. He hired the Law Offices Of Stuart M. Kerner, P.C. and together with our of counsel trial attorneys we prosecuted a lawsuit against the general contractor and sub contractors who were in charge of the scaffold at the construction site. The contractors  had a defense blaming our client for improperly using the scaffold. After intense settlement negotiations we reached a settlement agreement in the amount of $300,000.00.

Collapsed Staircase In A Bakery: $275,000.00

Our 36 year old client fell from a staircase that collapsed as he was walking down from a mezzanine seating area in a bakery located in the Bronx, New York.  He suffered a broken right ankle and a meniscus tear to his right knee that required arthroscopic surgery.

He hired the Law Offices Of Stuart M. Kerner, P.C. and together with our of counsel trial attorneys we prosecuted a lawsuit against the bakery owner and the building owner. The insurance company for the building and bakery owner were claiming that our client’s knee injury was pre-existing to his fall and not related to the acident. After settlement negotiations failed a jury disagreed with the defense and awarded our client $275,000.00.

Hit In The Rear On The Cross Bronx Expressway: $285,000.00

Our client was a driver of a motor vehicle who was struck in the rear on the Cross Bronx Expressway in the Bronx, New York. He sustained tears of his ligaments in his shoulder that required arthroscopic surgery. Our office was able to obtain a settlement of this matter in the amount of $285,000.00.

Motor Cycle Accident: $250,000.00

Our client was a 40 year old man who was driving his motor cycle on Bainbridge avenue in the Bronx, New York when he was involved in an accident with a motor vehicle. Our client sustained multiple fractures to his ribs and clavicle as well as a large laceration to his hand that required stitches.

The attorneys for the vehicle argued that our client was at fault for speeding and striking the side of their client’s van. After negotiations and a mediation of this matter our trial counsel were able to negotiate a successful settlement of this matter in the amount of $250,000.00

Trip & Fall At A Westchester Shopping Center: $235,000.00

Client was a 75 year old woman who was walking on a sidewalk in a Yonkers, New York  shopping center when she tripped and fell over a small crack. She sustained broken bones to her left ankle that required surgery to attach a plate and screws to her ankle.

The attorney for the shopping center argued that the crack was so small that it could not cause a tripping condition and that the age of our client contributed to her fall. Attorney  Stu Kerner was able to successfully negotiate a settlement of $235,000.00.

Trip & Fall On Sidewalk Against NYC: $207,500.00

Client was a 52 year old woman who was walking on a sidewalk in front of a building in the Bronx, New York when she tripped and fell over a broken sidewalk. She sustained a fracture to her left wrist that required surgery.

The building had made previous repairs to the sidewalk and we argued that the repairs were made in a negligent way that made the condition of the sidewalk worse. The attorney for the City and the Building argued that the repairs were proper and fixed the sidewalk. Attorney  Stu Kerner was able to successfully negotiate a settlement of $207,500.00.

Two Car Motor Vehicle Accident: $200,000.00

Our client was a  24 year old woman who was a driver involved in a two car motor vehicle accident that occurred in Manhattan, New York. Our client sustained a fracture to her hand as well as a knee injury which eventually required arthroscopic surgery. Our office was able to obtain a settlement of this matter in the amount of $200,000.00

Trip & Fall At Store Injuring Back: $200,000.00

Client was a delivery employee who tripped and fell over a gap in a pharmacy store located in the Bronx, New York as he was delivering goods. He injured his lower back sustaining a herniated disc and causing him to miss months from work. He did not have any surgeries and after the start of litigation attorney Stu Kerner was able to successfully negotiate a settlement of $200,000.00.

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“I am very happy how Mr. Kerner worked on my case. He always called me and kept me up to date. After another attorney dropped my case, Mr. Kerner took me on as a client and was able to get me a good settlement.”

– Testimonial of “Raymond P”

“Thank you to Mr. Stuart for his services. When no other lawyer wanted to take my case he did. He was very professional and I am very happy with the results he got me. I also want to thank him for treating me like family and not just a client.”

– Testimonial of “Julio P.”

“Stuart Kerner has been my lawyer since 1994. I have had several accident cases with him and he has always done well for me. I think of him like a friend and not just my attorney. I have referred many people to Stu and they all have been very satisfied.”

– Testimonial of “Ken D.”

“I am very happy with my attorney, Mr. Kerner. He got me a very good settlement. I recommend him to everyone who has had an accident and needs a good attorney.”

– Testimonial of “Johanna N.”

“The Law offices of Stuart Kerner has treated me like family. They dedicated a lot of time to help me and were very successful in the outcome of my accident case. I highly recommend attorney Stu Kerner to all clients.”

– Testimonial of “Jose D.”

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