Our client, a nearly lifelong resident of an iconic Brooklyn housing complex, tripped and fell over an uneven sidewalk. She, unfortunately, sustained a fractured ankle which required surgery inserting plates and screws to stabilize her bones.
Three years after the injury she remains in pain, has a limited range of motion, and the hardware that held her broken bones together is now a constant source of irritation.
Raphaelson & Levine brought suit in Kings County Supreme Court. After receiving an initial settlement offer of only $25,000 from the defense, under partner Andrew Levine's direction, our firm aggressively litigated the matter before Justice Sherman.
At the final pretrial conference, our firm delivered justice in the form of a settlement of $470,000 - more than 18-times greater than the defendant's initial offer.