On this page, you will find information on many seriously injured people we have helped at Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C.
With over 50 years of experience in personal injury, our attorneys have won countless settlements and verdicts for our clients and their families so that they can pay medical bills, have money to live, and receive proper compensation for their pain and suffering. Since 1965, we have obtained more than $1 billion in compensation for our clients.
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Motor vehicle accident in which an automobile lost control and mounted the sidewalk, striking three pedestrians who were sisters (ages 48, 50, and 54). The oldest sister injured her right arm/shoulder with a fracture of the right humerus, requiring surgery with open reduction and internal fixation, and injury to her left knee with torn ligaments. The youngest sister suffered bilateral leg injuries with a right tibia fracture requiring available removal and internal fixation surgery and a left knee injury requiring multi-ligamentous reconstruction surgery. The middle sister suffered multiple bodily injuries with back pain. The Settlement represented the total amount of the available primary and excess insurance coverage.
Construction accident for a 23-year-old electrician who tripped and fell over metal studs scattered in a hallway on a construction site, creating a tripping hazard. He sustained injuries to both wrists with bilateral scapholunate ligament tears and carpal tunnel syndrome and required left wrist surgery. He also suffered a low back injury with radiculopathy requiring epidural steroid injections.
Construction accident for a 56-year-old electrician who stepped on debris while descending a ladder and twisted his left knee, with torn lateral and medial meniscus injuries requiring arthroscopic surgery.
Municipal liability/motor vehicle accident for a 54-year-old motorist whose car was struck by a police car traveling in the wrong direction during a pursuit and struck our client’s vehicle head-on. Our client sustained a neck injury with C-5 fractures and left vertebral artery injury.
Construction accident for 45-year-old mechanic’s helper who fell from a 12-foot A-frame ladder that tipped and fell. Our client sustained fractures of the left humeral shaft (shoulder) and right acetabulum (hip), requiring surgery with open reduction and internal fixation and injury to the lumbar spine.
Premises liability for a 43-year-old store employee who tripped and fell on a staircase leading to the basement storage room in the store where she worked due to a lack of proper handrails. She sustained lumbar spinal injuries, including herniated discs, with multiple surgeries and the installation of a spinal cord stimulator.
Construction accident for a 35-year-old electrician who fell while working in a manlift that was not fully enclosed and wrenched his shoulder when he grabbed onto the railing to prevent himself from falling out of the lift. As a result, he suffered a rotator cuff tear of the right shoulder, which required surgery and aggravation of prior cervical (neck) injuries requiring surgery.
Construction accident for a 36-year-old electrician who injured his left shoulder when his ladder shifted and fell. He sustained a left radial head fracture and SLAP [superior labrum] tear, which required arthroscopic surgery.
Construction accident for a 52-year-old electrician working on an A-frame ladder that shifted and fell. As a result, he suffered a lower back injury with disc herniations requiring discectomy and fusion surgery at L3-4 and L4-5.
During trial for municipal liability/motor vehicle accident for 41-year-old construction worker who was on his way to work on his motorcycle when he was struck by a municipal sanitation truck that made a left turn without yielding the right-of-way to our client, who was proceeding straight. Our client suffered a severe crush injury to the chest and abdomen with bilateral lung collapse, multiple fractures of the thoracic spine, numerous rib fractures, fractures of the right shoulder, right hand, and wrist requiring surgery, and left knee injury with torn meniscus requiring surgery.
Municipal liability/construction accident for a 45-year-old electrician laying out work for a municipal construction zone at a street intersection when a municipal street sweeper struck the significant metal stake that was part of the layout line and propelled it into his ankle. Our client suffered open pilon fractures of the tibia and fibula of his right leg, requiring surgery with open reduction and internal fixation.
Construction accident for 50-year-old female apprentice electrician who tripped and fell in a hallway over a misplaced dolly and suffered injuries to her elbow, wrist, and knee, with the knee injury resulting in consequential damage to her lower back; and she required surgery for her injuries.
During trial for construction accident for 34-year old union tunnel worker (a/k/a “sandhog”) who was working on the Second Avenue tunnel project when he was injured. He was standing on the platform of a large steel structure known as a “crown form” when the platform suddenly collapsed, causing him to fall 15 to 20 feet to the concrete floor below. As a result, he suffered severe injuries, including multiple facial and skull fractures, which required open reduction, internal fixation, and grafting, as well as a fracture of the right wrist, which required surgery, as well as psychiatric trauma and depression.
Medical malpractice for a 57-year-old man whose defendants failed to diagnose and treat his prostate cancer despite elevated PSA levels.
Medical malpractice for a 65-year-old man for improper lumbar epidural steroid injection administration, resulting in right foot drop.