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Neal A. Goldstein
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Neal Goldstein’s Legal Cases

4 total

  • Michael W. vs. Hans and Susan Lehnis

    Practice Area:
    Motorcycle Accident
    Outcome:
    Settled before verdict-$800,000.00
    Description:
    This motorcycle accident which was pending in Suffolk County involved our client who was a motorcycle driver and the defendant who was making a left hand turn. The defendants claimed that our client crossed over the opposite lanes of traffic and struck their vehicle. The evidence was clearly in our favor. The plaintiff had multiple arm and leg fractures and was hospitalized for weeks and received inpatient rehabilitation for many months. The main issue in the case was that the defendants were underinsured. The defendants insurance policy was only $100,000.00. The insurance carrier tendered their policy early on in the case but unlike many attorneys who would have gave up at that point we proceeded through extensive discovery and went to trial. After a long and exhaustive liability and damages trial the jury was sent to deliberate. During deliberations defense counsel made numerous offers and before the jury reached a verdict the matter settled for $800,000.00. The defendants agreed to pay $700,000.00 out of their own personal funds which is very, very rare. It was only through the determination of our client together with our firm's perseverance that such an extraordinary result was achieved.
  • Hilda B. v. The City of New York

    Practice Area:
    Car Accidents
    Outcome:
    Settled before verdict-$650,000.00
    Description:
    Plaintiff in her 40s was injured when she lost control over her vehicle after it went over an uncovered manhole in Brooklyn. She sustained head injuries which resulted in minor and temporary seizures. The City of New York commenced an action against its subcontractors. The City defended on the ground that they did not cause the problem and did not have notice. There was ample evidence that if presented to a jury would have justified a verdict for several hundred thousand dollars. The case was settled before trial for $650,000.00
  • Richard D. vs. Trizechan One New York Plaza

    Practice Area:
    Car Accidents
    Outcome:
    New York City Firefighter-$350,000.00
    Description:
    In this matter the client was in the line of duty as a New York City Firefighter when he was injured due to an explosion. The case was brought by multiple plaintiffs and involved numerous and complex theories of law. The plaintiff suffered a knee injury that required surgery. The was resolved at a court ordered mediation.
  • James D. v Schur Mgmt.

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    $380,000 settlement at mediation
    Description:
    Client was an elevator mechanic and working in an elevator shaft. He fell from a ladder that was broken and defective. He was taken to the emergency room where a diagnosis of a fractured calcaneus. He lost about about six moths of work after which he returned to full time employment as an elevator mechanic.The case went through depositions and lengthy discovery and the case was submitted to mediation. The case was resolved during mediation to the client's satifaction.