In the last 10 years, we have helped many construction workers receive multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts for their construction site injuries. Working with some of the best trial attorneys in New York City and Long Island, our attorneys have secured numerous eight-figure and seven-figure monetary settlements for injured construction workers. Many personal injury lawyers on the Internet have "jaw-dropping" financial claims on their websites. Many of these eye-popping numbers have little to no relation to what an injured construction worker actually receives "in his pocket" at the end of a case. Besides deductions for lawyers' fees, there are often large deductions for workers' compensation liens, expert reports and testimony and other litigation expenses. We point this out simply so that you are an educated consumer when selecting a New York construction accident lawyer. Feel free to ask us any and all questions you want. You can trust Turley Redmond Rosasco & Rosasco, L.L.P., to give you the straight scoop.
For example, a recent case of ours involved a construction accident settlement for $3.2 million before trial. The case involved a longshoreman who was injured in a fall on a construction site. Despite two back surgeries, he continued to have significant pain and could not return to his regular occupation. Prior to jury selection in Supreme Court in Brooklyn, the insurance companies settled for $3.2 million based upon the strength of the medical records we had produced in the case. The significance of this case is that the recovery was a settlement before trial. Although many of our victories have been at trial, trials often involve significant risk when defense lawyers present damaging surveillance video of injured workers to a jury. As wise lawyers know, it is often better to negotiate a good settlement rather than risk everything at trial.