A landmark settlement for a 10-year-old boy whose leg was amputated after being buried under a pile of concrete after the wall of a building on the Grand Concourse collapsed on him. The building's owner received a violation for failure to maintain the exterior building wall, and the family hired our firm to receive justice.
While headed to their dad's apartment, looking forward to a sunny day at a local city pool our client and his brother were critically injured when a cascade of bricks and cinder block fell from the Bronx storefront. The building collapse resulted in a severe injury including a severed leg six inches above the ankle. An attempt to save the child limp was attempted by the medical staff at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia, however, the severity of the injury required the young boy's leg to be amputated.
Our firm litigated a multi-million dollar settlement on behalf of the child's family. The amount of compensation awarded was consistent with the highest awards ever upheld by the appellate courts in the State of New York for an injury similar to this little boy’s injury.