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Leitner Varughese Warywoda Recovers the 15th Largest Settlement Injury in New York

Updated: May 20, 2021

New York personal injury and wrongful death law firm Leitner Varughese Warywoda PLLC is honored to report that a recent firm victory of $1,500,000.00 was selected as the 15th highest injury settlement in the Top 20 Personal Injury Settlements in New York list just published by

According to to the publication, Top Verdict recognizes U.S. law firms and attorneys who have obtained one of the highest jury verdicts, settlements, court or arbitration awards in the Nation or an individual State, in a particular area of law, and year. Top Verdict recognizes attorneys and law firms based on historic facts and not on the opinion of others - whether that of peers or a panel of experts. Top Verdict does not select attorneys; they recognize their specific, factual achievement(s).

In this action for motor vehicle negligence, the 84-year-old plaintiff pedestrian contended that the defendant driver negligently traveled in reverse and through an intersection as the defendant attempted to obtain a parking spot that was near a bus stop. The plaintiff contended that as a result, he was struck and sustained a closed head injury and difficulties with concentration, short-term memory and balance. The plaintiff was an impatient for approximately one month. He continued therapy for approximately one year and ultimately made a relatively good recovery. The defendant maintained that the plaintiff was negligent in stepping into the roadway.

The plaintiff would have countered that stepped into a bus stop to be able to observe if a bus was approaching, and the plaintiff would have asserted that in view of the actions of the defendant driver, who traveled in reverse for some distance and through an intersection, it was clear that the defendant acted in a very negligent manner, causing the collision.

The plaintiff suffered a closed head injury and intraparenchymal hemorrhage. Following the approximate one-month in-patient hospitalization, the plaintiff required extensive therapy, including PT to address his balance issues. The therapy continued for approximately one year. The plaintiff maintained that although he ultimately made a relatively good recovery, he will permanently suffer some difficulties with short term memory, concentration and balance.

About Leitner Varughese Warywoda

Leitner Varughese Warywoda is a cutting-edge litigation and trial law firm uniquely experienced in handling high-profile, complex lawsuits involving serious injuries and wrongful death. The Firm has specific interest in handling cases of neglect and abuse involving nursing home residents and medical practice. In just the past few years, the Firm's Partners have facilitated in the recovery of over $200 million on behalf of clients that were injured as a result of car and truck accidents, construction accidents (involving New York State Labor Law violations), slip/trip and falls, and defective pharmaceuticals, including the recovery of over $100 million alone in verdicts and settlements on behalf of the victims of nursing home neglect and abuse and medical malpractice. Numerous Leitner Varughese Warywoda jury verdicts and settlements have been recognized among the top largest personal injury jury verdicts in New York State and in the United States, and have been featured in the Top New York Verdicts and Verdicts and Settlements Hall of Fame publications. Leitner Varughese Warywoda attorneys are routinely heralded as preeminent trial lawyers by nationally acclaimed organizations including the National Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Super Lawyers, American Academy of Trial Attorneys Premier 100, Medical Malpractice Top 25 Trial Lawyers, Rue Ratings Best Attorneys in America, America’s Top 100 Attorneys, and National Academy of Jurisprudence Premier 100 Trial Attorneys, New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers, Best Attorneys of America - Lifetime Charter Member, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys, Inc., Top 10 Attorney Award for State of New York, Peritum American Attorneys, and Personal Injury Law Experts. The attorneys at Leitner Varughese Warywoda are routinely called upon to handle high-profile and newsworthy cases, many of which have been televised or reported on in national and regional news and media outlets, including the New York Law Journal, New York Times, New York's Top Verdict & Settlements, the New York Post, the New York Daily News, Channel 7 Eyewitness News, CBS News, NBC News, Best of Long Island Press, Newsday, News 12 Long Island, Long Island Herald, Daily Mail, and FIOS 1, amongst others.


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