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Verdicts & Settlements

The Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner, P.C. and his legal team get results for their clients! They understand what is at stake for your family after an injury.  His team can help you find a path that empowers you to rebuild by aggressively pursuing the legal remedies available to you under New York’ personal injury law.

Because the success of many cases hinges on very specific and sometimes minute details, The Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner’s approaches every step of the legal process, from discovery to deposition, mediation and trial in a detail-oriented manner. Their focus is to uncover and present every fact that could help win your case!

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Our attorneys are able to achieve the maximum settlement possible for our clients because we work longer and prepare harder than our opponents. We prepare every case for trial, and won’t accept a settlement offer unless it fully compensates our client’s for all their injuries and losses.


We Get Results For Our Clients

The following is a list of just some of the settlements and verdicts obtained by the attorneys at the Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner, P.C. along with its trial counsel on behalf of their individual clients.

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.

Slip & Fall Parking Lot: $2,500,000.00

Our client, a Bronx resident, injured in a slip and fall on ice in badly lit parking lot suffered a fractured ankle with several surgeries.  She hired the Law Offices Of Stuart M. Kerner, P.C. and together with our of-counsel trial attorneys we prosecuted a lawsuit against multiple parties and we were able to successfully negotiate a settlement of $2,500,000.00

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

Ceiling Collapse: $1,750,000.00

Our client, was caused to sustain multiple injuries requiring several surgeries when the ceiling in his apartment was caused to collapse on him. Our trial counsel  were able to obtain a negotiated settlement in the amount of  $1,750,000.00

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 lumbar discectomy 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.

Finger Amputation by saw: $895,000.00

Our client was caused to have a finger amputated by a saw without a safety guard due to a Labor Law violation. Our Trial Counsel were able to negotiate a settlement in the amount of $895,000.00.

Cabinet Collapse: $775,000.00

Our client, a Bronx resident was injured by a falling cabinet and was caused to sustain a traumatic brain injury and cervical disc injury which required surgery. Our attorneys were able to obtain a negotiated settlement in the amount of  $775,000.00

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.

Amputation of Toes Due to Construction Debris: $600,000.00

Our client stepped on a rusty nail at a construction site. He had underlying conditions that caused him to develop infections and then to have several toes amputated. Settlement of $600,00.00

Labor Law Violation: $600,000.00

Our client was not provided proper protective foot wear and suffered severe infection to his foot and required an amputation of a toe. Our trial counsel  were able to obtain a negotiated settlement in the amount of  $600,000.00

Two-Car 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.

Slip & Fall on Stairs: $550,000.00

Our Bronx resident client was caused to slip and fall down stairs resulting in injuries that required surgery to her lower back. Our trial attorneys were able to obtain a negotiated settlement in the amount of $550,000.00.

Two Car Motor Vehicle Accident: $550,000.00

Our Bronx resident client was a driver of a vehicle that was struck in the rear. We were able to win summary judgment on liability and then obtain a settlement of $550,000.00 due to several arthroscopic surgeries he had to go through.

Struck in Head by Bottle at a Restaurant: $550,000.00

Our client was at a restaurant when an unknown assailant struck her in face and head with a bottle. She suffered head injuries, scarring and shoulder injury. Settlement of $550,000.00 was obtained.

Two Car Motor Vehicle Accident: $500,000.00

Our Long Island resident client was a driver of a vehicle that was struck by a second vehicle making a left turn. He was required to undergo surgery to his back and we were able to obtain a settlement of $500,000.00.

Two Car Motor Vehicle Accident: $450,000.00

Our client was the operator of a motor vehicle when she was struck by another vehicle. She sustained multiple injuries and had to undergo surgeries. Our Trial Counsel were able to negotiate a settlement in the amount of $450,000.00.

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

Slip & Fall in Retail Bathroom: $400,000.00

Our client was caused to slip and fall on water in a bathroom that resulted in her sustaining fractures to her wrist requiring surgery. This was a difficult notice case against the defendant. However, out Trial Counsel was able to negotiate a settlement in the amount of $400,000.00.

Two Car Motor Vehicle Accident: $350,000.00

Our client was a driver of a vehicle that was struck by another vehicle. She sustained multiple injuries and was required to undergo an arthroscopic surgical procedure. Our Trial Counsel were able to negotiate a settlement in the amount of $350,000.00

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.

Trip & Fall on Broken Sidewalk: $350,000.00

Our client was caused to trip and fall on a broken sidewalk sustaining a fracture to her ankle and footOur Trial Counsel were able to negotiate a settlement in the amount of $350,000.00.

Trip & Fall on Driveway Defect: $325,000.00

Our client was caused to trip and fall due to defects in a driveway causing a severe laceration to his thumb requiring multiple sutures. A settlement of $325,000.00 was able to be negotiated.

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.

Hit In The Rear 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.

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 accident. After settlement negotiations failed a jury disagreed with the defense and awarded our client $275,000.00.

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.

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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