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Winning a Personal Injury Case Before the Trial Begins

In New York State, a motion for summary judgment asks the court to find a party should win part or all of the case as a matter of law. Instead of waiting for the trial and taking a chance that a jury will decide against you, the court can decide that you win. These motions for summary judgment are made by experienced lawyers who understand their importance and know what evidence and arguments need to be made to win. Motor vehicle accidents often have facts that warrant making a motion for summary judgment and need a new york motor vehicle accident attorney. When there is an auto accident involving a vehicle being struck in the rear by another vehicle, a court can decide that the striking vehicle is at fault as a matter of law for not keeping a safe distance, not properly applying the brakes, and not keeping a proper lookout. For an auto case, once summary judgment is granted the only issues remaining for trial will be whether the person sustained a serious injury as defined under the law and what amount of money should be awarded. Further, the plaintiff will be entitled to 9 percent interest on the damages award, accruing from the date summary judgment was granted until the date a jury returns a verdict, and continuing until the award is paid. Motions for summary judgment are also often made in construction accident cases involving height related accidents. These motions are usually made after the depositions of the parties are taken. For example, if a construction worker fell from a scaffold and was not provided a safety harness, the court can find as a matter of law that the defendant building owner and general contractor failed to provide proper safety devices pursuant to the New York State Labor Law, Section 240. Once a motion for summary judgment is won in a construction case, then the only issue for trial is the amount of money a jury will award. Once again, interest will accrue at 9 percent from the date of the judgment until the verdict, and then continuing until payment. At BBNR, we have been making and winning these motions for decades. We understand when these motions should be made, and what evidence needs to be submitted to win these motions. While there is no gurantee as the facts differ in each case, an injured plaintiff will feel more confident knowing that his case is being handled by an experienced personal injury law firm with a proven record of winning these motions. Some of the actual court decisions won for our clients are posted on our website, If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, call the experienced law firm of BBNR, A law firm you can trust.

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Construction Accident


$1.7 million verdict in New York County against the driver of a delivery truck who struck a man as he was crossing the street within the crosswalk in Manhattan.

Motor Vehicle Accident


$3.6 Million settlement in New York Supreme Court for a Spanish speaking construction worker who fell off a 6 foot ladder and landed onto metal and wooden debris. The worker required lumbar spinal surgery for his injuries and needed surgeries to both knees from the fall. The worker could not return to work and suffered depression from his injuries resulting in a suicide attempt.

Construction Accident


$3.2 million verdict in Queens Supreme Court for an undocumented Polish speaking construction worker who fell 12 feet during a demolition project. The worker fractured a vertebrae and herniated several discs in his spine requiring surgery. The plaintiff was unable to return back to work due to his injuries.

Motor Vehicle Accident


$1.5 million verdict in Supreme Court Kings County for a woman struck by a car that jumped the curb and hit the pedestrian while standing on the sidewalk across from Prospect Park, Brooklyn.

Slip And Fall Accident


$1.9 million verdict in New York Supreme Court for a bank manager who slipped and fell on a wet floor, resulting in spinal injuries. The building owner knew about a recurring leak inside the basement cafeteria but failed to correct the problem.

Construction Accident


$2 million settlement in Queens Supreme Court for Polish construction worker who fell 2 stories from a bucket. The worker’s supervisor told the construction worker to ride the material bucket down to use the bathroom because it would save time. The worker fractured his pelvis in several places requiring surgery and was unable to return to work.

Medical Malpractice


Defense counsel offers 11 cents to settle before trial and the jury renders a verdict of $4.5 million dollars for a medical malpractice victim and his wife. The action was commenced in New York Supreme Court for a patient who suffered massive internal bleeding during a lower back surgery when the surgeon negligently cut an artery and failed to promptly treat the condition, causing a loss of oxygen and injury to the brain. The anesthesiologist failed to properly monitor the patient’s vitals during the surgery and alert the surgeon of the drop in blood pressure.



$1.25 million settlement in New York Supreme Court against building owner for negligent security that caused two women to be assaulted while leaving work. A masked man entered their elevator from a floor that was supposed to be closed off for construction. The assailant used a metal pipe to attack the two women. The two women split the settlement monies.

Construction Accident


$1.5 Million settlement in New York Supreme Court for a construction worker who was struck by a piece of concrete that fell on his head and back. Workers above were chipping concrete despite knowing that people were working directly below them. The plaintiff required surgery on his neck but made a good recovery.

Medical Malpractice


$3.9 million settlement in Supreme Court Kings County for a Brooklyn man who suffered a stroke shortly following an eye surgery. The patient was given medical clearance for local anesthesia but instead was placed under general anesthesia for 7 hours. The patient’s blood pressure was not well controlled resulting in a 30 minute hypertensive emergency near the end of the operation. The patient died after 7 years of living in different nursing homes.


    I did not think myself that we will win this difficult matter and become victorious, especially after being rejected by numerous other attorneys…but your professionalism Brett, dedication and determination, not to mention a huge heart, was how we prevailed


    When I brought my situation to a local attorney he directed me to Brett Nomberg, and I’m so glad he did. Someone always was able to give me a status of what was going on. Your team made my wife and I realize we were dealing with a truly professional firm and at the same time, sympathetic to our needs. Great job. Excellent Customer Service.


    I want to thank you for all the help and support that was given to my parents by you and your colleagues. Your firm’s time, effort and dedication, is without question second to none and this led to a successful settlement


    We can’t thank you enough for the wonderful representation you provided and for believing in our case. It was very vindicating to have a judge and jury decide in our favor.


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