Verdicts and Settlements

Verdicts and Settlements obtained by David A. Kapelman on behalf of clients include:*

  • Recovery of $3.875 million in a Labor Law Section 240(1) case for a mechanical engineer who fell from a catwalk through an acoustical ceiling and sustained severe head injuries.
  • $1.2 million for a laborer who fell from a scissor scaffold.
  • A jury verdict of $1.1 million for a client who was struck by a vehicle that fell off a tow truck.
  • A $1.05 million settlement on the day of jury selection for a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle which mounted the sidewalk causing multiple fractures.
  • A $1 million settlement, after summation at a 3 week long trial, on behalf of the head of personal security for a major rock band who was struck by a vehicle driven by the Mexican Secret Service while trying to prevent what he thought was an attempted kidnapping of the band.  The defendants (the concert promoters) had offered $50,000 at the beginning of the trial.
  • Numerous recoveries for victims of rape and sexual assault, including a $900,000 settlement for a 7 year old boy who had been sodomized by another boy at camp.
  • Recovery of $900,000 in a result that established new case law in a Labor Law Section 241(6) case for a laborer who was injured when a 90 pound piece of ice fell from the roof of a power plant under construction in Plattsburgh, New York.
  • An $850,000 settlement for an Erb’s Palsy victim.
  • A $745,000 post trial award for a firefighter.
  • Numerous awards in lead paint poisoning cases, some of which settled for $575,000, $475,000, $390,000, $310,000, $300,000, $285,000 and other amounts.

Call David A. Kapelman for a free consultation.  You will not be charged any attorneys fees unless we recover damages for you.  Expenses are payable at the conclusion of your case.  Hablamos Espanol

* These results are case specific and are not necessarily a reflection of the recovery in any other case.