The personal injury and medical malpractice law firm of Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin announced they recently obtained a $2,500,000 settlement for a 40-year carpenter who was injured at a construction site.
At the time of the accident the injured plaintiff was beginning to descend a scaffold when a crane that was overloaded collapsed and struck the scaffolding. In order to avoid being crushed by the crane the plaintiff had to let go of the scaffold, which caused him to fall approximately fifteen (15) feet to the ground below.
As a result of the accident the plaintiff sustained an injury to his lower back, which required a lumbar spine fusion and a knee injury which required arthroscopic surgery. Although the plaintiff was a Union Carpenter he failed to work in the union for three (3) of the previous five (5) years and the two (2) years that he did work were for less than 100 hours.
WRSH Partner Kenneth J. Halperin was able to buttress his damages claim by retaining an expert witness to determine his future medical costs over his lifetime. Plaintiff had also made a very good recovery and was in Engineering school at the time of the settlement.
Also this year, Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro and Halperin LLP associate, Jason Linden, secured a $200,000 settlement on behalf of a 28 year old woman who was struck by a van while crossing a Brooklyn street. The defendants argued that the woman was outside of the crosswalk and not paying attention causing her to walk into the side of the van.
As a result of the incident, the client sustained tears in her shoulder requiring surgery, and injuries to her back. Prior to trial, Jason was able to settle the case for $200,000.
Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin has been representing victims of negligence for over fifty years. What sets us apart from other firms is that we do not simply process a large volume of cases. We intentionally limit the number of cases we accept, to ensure that every client receives the personal attention they deserve. We do not merely handle cases; we represent real people with real problems on an individual basis.
Our philosophy is to thoroughly prepare every case for the crucible of the courtroom. This requires meticulous preparation of all relevant facts and complete knowledge of applicable law. Our attorneys work closely with doctors and other professionals, bringing together the best expert witnesses to assist in preparation and trial of our cases. We spare no expense because we believe that each client deserves the best opportunity to present his or her case to a jury.
Of course, not every case is tried to verdict. We are able to obtain substantial settlements prior to trial due to our firm’s thorough investigation and expert preparation of every case. In addition, we firmly believe in the mediation process which affords our clients a faster result with a full recovery.
Our highly skilled and knowledgeable support staff is enthusiastic and dedicated to their work. Simply put, our clients receive the best representation from outstanding attorneys, led by experienced litigators with exceptional judgment assisted by a motivated support staff.
What sets us apart from other firms is that we do not simply process a large volume of cases. We intentionally limit the number of cases we accept, to ensure that every client receives the personal attention they deserve. We do not merely handle cases; we represent real people with real problems on an individual basis.