Charles Wisell secures our client a $6.7 Million Dollar Settlement
On March 19, 2019, after a three-week long trial, a Brooklyn jury awarded our client $6.7 million dollars in damages. They awarded him money for his pain and suffering, his lost wages, and his necessary medical treatment. The verdict was a resounding win for the working man.
Almost six years ago, our client was working at a construction project in the Brooklyn Marine Terminal. Because of the unsafe working conditions and defective equipment, he fell while working on scaffolding. In 2017 a judge determined that the City of New York and the contractors it employed were responsible for our client’s fall.
Despite this decision, the City still refused to accept responsibility for its work-site safety failures. The defendants waged litigation war on our client including aggressive surveillance tactics, stalking him on social media , and general attacks on his good name.
At the damages trial this month, the City’s lawyers argued that our client’s injuries were unrelated to the fall. The lawyers claimed that he, a 34-year old worker when the fall took place, had pre-existing degenerative medical conditions and that he could return to construction work. Defendants retained and called a neurologist, a radiologist, an orthopedist, and a vocational rehabilitation expert to testify against our client. They confronted him with surveillance videos, his own wedding video and images torn from his social media.
The jury rightly rejected these predatory tactics and unsupported arguments and understood that plaintiffs injuries were caused by the fall, were life changing, would require future medical care, and that he would not be able to work again.
The verdict was the conclusion of a years long fight to get justice for our client. Charles Wisell made sure that the jury understood the medical evidence and how to fairly compensate our client. The money our client will receive will assure that this hard working man will have the money he needs to care for himself and his family now and in the future.
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