Several case results secured by The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. have been selected for inclusion in New York Law Journal’s “Top Verdicts & Settlements of 2018” list!
Published annually, NYLJ’s Top New York Verdicts & Settlements list features the highest-value reported recoveries obtained by lawyers and law firms from across the state. Final listings are based on court records and data reported to NYLJ’s affiliate VerdictSearch from the previous calendar year.
The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. is no stranger to securing some of the state’s top results – a number of our cases previously made the 2017 list, as well as previous editions in past years.
For 2018, the following firm case results were among the Top Verdicts & Settlements in the state of New York:
- $4.2 Million Settlement – A $4.2 million settlement secured by our legal team in June of 2018 came in as the #7 largest settlement on the NYLJ’s Top Settlements list for 2018. The case – Cardona v. City of New York – involved a 23-year-old construction worker who suffered numerous injuries after falling off a scaffold. The lawsuit was filed against the premises’ owner, the City of New York.
- $1.75 Million Settlement – Our legal team recovered a $1.75 million mediated settlement in April 2018, a result ranked as the 14th largest settlement in New York for the 2018 calendar year. The case – Godwin v. SHS Upper City NY II LLC – concerned a 24-year-old construction laborer who was injured after being struck by falling fragments of cement and plasterboard on a Manhattan demolition site.
- $1.225 Million Settlement – A mediated $1.225 million settlement secured against the City of New York in April 2018 (Villalobos v. City of New York) was the 18th largest settlement in the state last year. The settlement was recovered on behalf of a 63-year-old construction laborer who fell off a ladder while working on a construction site in Flushing. The suit claimed the fall resulted from an elevation-related hazard (defined by Labor Law 240(1)), and that the laborer was not provided proper safety equipment as required by statute.
- $1.2 Million Settlement – Tied for the 46th largest settlement in New York in 2018 was a $1.2 million recovery from May 2018 made on behalf of a 44-year-old union laborer who was struck by a falling cinder block while performing work on a renovation site wall from a scaffold. In the lawsuit – Gonzalez v. Paramount Group Inc. – it was alleged the renovation site’s tenant and premises’ managing agent negligently failed to provide a safe workplace in violation of NY State Labor Law by not bracing or securing the wall.
Since first opening our doors more than 35 years ago, The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. has become known for securing top-tier case results – particularly in complex, high-stakes cases involving construction accidents, violations of the New York Labor Law, and serious injuries that result in significant damages for victims. Recognition among top lists like the New York Law Journal’s is always welcomed – but we are most gratified by helping clients and their families secure the justice and compensation they deserve.
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