Verdicts and Settlements

$43,000,000 : Police Officer Injury

State found liable for hazard in unofficial beach path. Officer paralyzed when ATV hits fence stake
. New York state recently agreed to pay $14.8 million to a police officer who was paralyzed while driving an ATV along an unofficial pathway behind Fire Island beach. The case turned on the question of who should be held responsible – the owner of the land or the intruder – when a person is injured on a pathway that is not open to the public. Judge James Lack found the state 100 percent liable for the accident, which prompted the state to settle the suit for $14.8 million. The plaintiff’s attorney, Daniel Buttafuoco, said he believes it is the largest settlement in state history for a single person in a personal injury case. Seven million of the settlement was paid in September and the rest will come in monthly installments.


$22,000,000 : Young Girl Burned

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$12,500,000 : Disability Case

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$4,700,000 : Medical Malpractice

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$4,500,000 : Traumatic Brain Injury

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