Recent Verdicts & Settlements
$80 million class action recovery against Volkswagen and Audi. This case involved defects in over 3 million Volkswagen and Audi vehicles throughout the country. The alleged defects resulted in water damage to the vehicles interior and electrical components, including damage to the electronics that control the transmission. This settlement is currently on appeal.
$40 million settlement on Honda & Acura Class Action. This case stemmed from defects in over 1 million Honda and Acura vehicles in the US. The alleged defects in the air-conditioning system, including the condenser and compressor, resulted in failure of the system and costly repairs.
$6 million settlement in bus accident case. This case involved a women who was crossing the street in the crosswalk when she was struck by a school bus attempting to make a left turn. As a result of the accident, she sustained mutliple life-threatening injuries including a fractured spine. Through cutting edge surgery and hard work she was able to regain her ability to walk with the assistance of a cane.
$4.7 million settlement in product liability case. This case involved a mechanic who while working on an automobile suffered severe burns over 42% of his body when a fire was ignited by a droplight that was in the vicinity. Mr. Mendelsohn sued all the companies involved in the design and marketing of the light due to their inappropriate marketing of the light to commercial garages when they knew the drop light was neither safe nor apporoved for such use. The case settled after years of hard fought litigation.
$2 million verdict in van accident case. This was a case in which a woman was struck while walking across a Hudson County street, by a transportation van owned by Hudson County,
New Jersey. The woman suffered multiple serious injuries, including her neck, back, and pudendal nerve. During negotiations prior to trial the insurance company for Hudson County offered $850,000 to settle the case, and that offer was rejected. The case then went to trial and resulted in a $2 million jury verdict in favor of the plaintiff.
$1.4 million Settlement for Nurse Malpractice. This is a confidential settlement, the details cannot be disclosed.
$1.2 million award in truck accident case. This was a case in which a truck driver transporting an 18-wheel tractor-trailer filled with plastic irrigation coils sustained serious injuries when the coils rolled over his legs after he attempted to unload the trailer. The claims included negligence against the company who loaded the coils onto the rig in a faulty manner. The case settled after arbitration for $1.2 million.
$1.14 million settlement in motorcycle accident case. A man who was stopped on his motorcycle at a red light was struck by a bus making a left turn and dragged 50 feet resulting in severe injuries to his leg and shoulder requiring multiple surgeries.
$400,000 settlement in auto accident case. This case involved a woman was who was struck by a driver who ran a stop sign, causing the accident. As a result of the impact, the plaintiff sustained injuries to her neck, back and most significantly to her knee. As a result of the injury to her knee, the plaintiff was forced to undergo laparoscopic surgery to repair the damaged cartilage in her knee. This case settled shortly before the trial.
$400,000 settlement in pedestrian knock down case. This case involved a man who was struck by a pick-up truck while crossing the street in Jersey City, New Jersey. As a result of the collision, our client sustained a fractured wrist that required surgery. However, due to complications he required additional surgery to his wrist .
$395,000 settlement in roll-over accident. The plaintiff was a young woman who was a passenger in an automobile. Unfortunately, the driver attempted to take a turn too fast causing him to lose control of the vehicle, resulting in a roll-over. As a result of this accident, plaintiff suffered a severe fracture to her arm requiring implantation of hardware to stabilize the bone. The plaintiff was left with permanent pain in her arm.
$375,000 settlement in tractor-trailer accident. Our client was driving her vehicle in Newark, New Jersey when an 18 wheeler moved into her lane causing her to lose control of her vehicle and crash into the center median. More than a year after the accident, our client had surgery to her neck. The defense contended that the surgery was not medically necessary and unrelated to the injuries sustained in the accident.
$290,000 settlement in taxi accident. Our client was a pedestrian crossing the street when she was struck by a taxi and thrown to the ground. Our client sustained severe injuries to her arm, shoulder and hip resulting in implantation of heardware in several places. The defendant claimed he had the right of way at the time of the accident.
$250,000 settlement for neck injuries. The plaintiff was injured when her vehicle collided with another vehicle at an intersection. The defendant and the investigating police officer claimed that plaintiff ran a red light, although plaintiff contended she had the green light. As a result of the accident, plaintiff sustained injuries to the discs in her neck requiring surgery.
$240,000 settlement for rear-end collision. Police Officer was rear-ended by a vehicle in Newark, New Jersey causing head injures.