Getting the Most for Our Clients

Construction Accident Law Firm Dedicated to Success.

We believe a law firm should be judged by results. Our proven and consistent record of superior results proves our ability to handle the most important and complex construction accident cases. We have a deep understanding and knowledge of the construction industry and the complex issues surrounding on-the-job injuries. We have decades of combined experience doing just one thing – and doing it at the highest level.

Our Results

$140,000,000
for victims of medical negligence
We served as co-lead counsel in arbitration award to 255 victims of medical negligence.
$23,394,775
settlement in consumer fraud case
Zaremba Brown recently served as co-lead counsel in a consumer class action case. Our work in this multi-district consumer fraud action resulted in a $23,394,775.00 settlement which was distributed to the class of purchasers.
$9,300,000
settlement for a pair of union laborers
$9,300,000 settlement for a pair of union laborers with back and neck injuries. This case settled on the literal eve of trial after the court rules that plaintiffs were entitled to summary judgement on Labor Law Section 240(1).
$8,943,143
settlement in a medical malpractice case
Our team settled a complex medical malpractice case with allegations of wrongful death for $8,943,143. The case settled as jury selection began and came on the heels of a failed mediation. The settlement included contribution from all defendants across multiple medical specialties.
$8,450,000
for a union sheetmetal worker
$8,450,000 for a union sheetmetal worker who was injured while cutting a duct on a ladder. This case settled at mediation while our motion for summary judgment was pending
$7,944,326
jury verdict in a medical malpractice case
Our team won a $7,944,326 verdict in a complex medical malpractice trial that took five weeks to complete. Our client was a young child with developmental delays and the claim was that the delays were caused by the malpractice of the defendant doctors. The defendant made no settlement offer before or during trial and took a “no-pay” position.
$6,500,000
settlement for a union sheetmetal worker
$6,500,000 settlement for a union Sheetmetal worker that was hit with a falling tool and underwent surgeries to his neck and back.
$5,700,000
jury verdict in a medical malpractice case
Our attorneys won a $5,700,000 jury verdict in a Bronx County medical malpractice case. Prior to the trial, the defendant took a “no pay” position and made no settlement offer. The unanimous jury verdict included $700,000 in past pain and suffering and $5,000,000 for future pain and suffering for our client who suffered a serious pressure ulcer and resultant nerve damage in his foot. Brian Brown led our trial team through this two-week trial.
$4,620,000
settlement for a union laborer
Settlement for a Union Laborer who was injured when he fell through an unsecured portion of a roof under demolition. Plaintiff suffered injuries to his neck and knee and was unable to return to construction work. This case settled at mediation prior to motion practice and the settlement ensures plaintiff and his family will be financially secure as he recovers from his injuries.
$4,275,000
for a union cement laborer
Our client was a Union Cement Mason who injured his back and neck when he fell thorough a scaffold.
$4,000,000
for a union concrete laborer
4,000,000 for a Union Concrete Laborer who fell from an 8-foot, a-frame ladder and sustained an injury to his lower back.
$3,900,000
settlement for a union electrician
Settlement for a Union Electrician who tripped and fell on scattered debris and material. Our client injured his back in the accident and this case was settled after two failed mediations and a successful appeal in which our firm made “new law” on cases brought under a particular section of the New York State Labor Law.
$3,900,000
for a union laborer
Our client was a Union Laborer who injured her neck when she was struck with a swinging load.
$3,900,000
settlement for a construction worker
Settlement for a construction worker who fell from a hanging scaffold when the pulley and rope broke. The plaintiff suffered a fractured heel and injured his lower back. The case settled at mediation.
$3,800,000
for a union carpenter
Settlement for a Union Carpenter who sustained a knee injury when he slipped on a ramp. This case settled just days before trial and the settlement was structured in such a way so as to provide for our client and his family for life.
$3,750,000
settlement during trial in an interstate trucking accident
Plaintiff suffered a comminuted sub-trochanteric fracture of his right femur with compartment syndrome. Plaintiff underwent emergency fasciotomy surgery to address the compartment syndrome as well as ORIF with inter-medullary rod to address the complex femur fracture. This case settled during the 8th day of trial in Bronx County Supreme Court. Prior to trial, the defendant’s best settlement offer was under $1,000,000.
$3,650,000
settlement for a union laborer
Our client was a Union Laborer who was struck with a falling object and sustained neck and shoulder injuries. The plaintiff was struck when his co-workers failed to secure demolition debris
$3,650,000
settlement for a union member
Our client was a Port Authority Police Officer who was injured when he slipped and fell at a construction site and suffered an injury to his neck.
$3,640,000
for a union construction worker
Our client was a Union Construction Worker who was injured when a scaffold frame collapsed onto him. Our client suffered a neck injury and had post-concussion syndrome. This matter settled at mediation.
$3,500,000
for a union carpenter
$3,500,000 for a Union Carpenter who was struck by a falling object and sustained a neck injury. This case settled at mediation while our motion for summary judgment was pending.
$3,500,000
settlement for a union fire proofer
Settlement for a Union Fire Proofer who injured his wrist and neck when he fell through an unsecured stair case. This case settled at mediation while an appeal was pending on the lower Court’s interpretation of New York State Labor Law Section 240(1).
$3,500,000
for a union plasterer
Our client was a Union Plasterer who fell from a temporary staircase when a railing gave way.
$3,500,000
settlement during a medical malpractice trial
Our attorneys recently obtained a $3,500,000 settlement at trial for a child diagnosed with birth injuries, including Autism Spectrum Disorder. We alleged that the infant plaintiff suffered a birth injury due to the defendant ob/gyn\'s negligence in failing to convert the infant\'s delivery to a c-section. The infant plaintiff was hypoxic at birth and suffered from seizures. The defendant had contended that the plaintiff\'s injuries were not caused by the alleged malpractice, and the case settled for the full amount of the available insurance coverage.
$3,300,000
settlement in a medical malpractice trial
Our attorneys recently obtained a hard fought settlement of more than $3,300,000 in a complex medical malpractice case. The case settled during a three-week jury trial. This result is a true testament to our team\'s hard work and persistence as the defendants made no settlement offer whatsoever prior to the “eve of trial” and had taken a \"no-pay\" position throughout the litigation.
$3,250,000
for a union construction worker
Plaintiff suffered a fractured ankle when he fell from a ladder. Plaintiff won summary judgment in the Appellate Division for the 1st Department, and this case settled in the midst of a lengthy trial in Bronx County Supreme Court.
$3,200,000
a laborer
$3,200,000 for a laborer with a leg injury who slipped and fell on a ramp.  The settlement included a waiver of a 750,000 comp lien.
$3,200,000
settlement for a union plasterer
A 59-year-old Union Plasterer fell from a scaffold and sustained injuries to his lower back. This case settled after we successfully won a summary judgment motion in Supreme Court and were awaiting a damages only trial.
$3,200,000
for a union laborer
Our client was a Union Laborer who tripped and fell in a passageway and injured his back.
$3,136,404
settlement for a union worker
Settlement for a Union Laborer who was injured when he slipped and fell off an icy ladder. We argued that the GC and owner of the property had a duty to our client to provide him with a safe ladder. Our client sustained injuries to his shoulder and lower back, and this settlement will provide for him and his family for life. This case settled while motions for summary judgment were pending.
$3,113,900
settlement for a union plasterer
Settlement for a Union Plasterer who sustained neck and back injuries when he fell from a ladder. The case settled during trial and included a full waiver of the plaintiff’s workers compensation lien.
$3,000,000
settlement for a construction worker
56-year-old construction worker who fell from a ladder which was placed on top of a baker scaffold. Plaintiff sustained injuries to his lower back and neck. Defendant’s claimed that the injuries were preexisting and degenerative in nature. This case settled at mediation at the close of discovery.
$2,750,000
for a union affiliated laborer
$2,750,000 for a Union-affiliated Laborer who was injured when a ceiling he was demolishing collapsed. Our client sustained a fractured leg requiring surgery. We were able to win the case in Supreme Court by proving that the ceiling should have been properly secured during the demolition work. The defendant appealed our victory and the Appellate Division affirmed the decision in an opinion that clarified the law in New York. The defendant had argued that because our client had demolished the particular part of ceiling that collapsed on him, he was to blame for the accident. Our win in this case clarified the protections provided under the falling object portion of Labor Law Section 240(1).
$2,750,000
for a union laborer
$2,750,000 for a Union Laborer with a fractured ankle upon being struck by a falling object. This case settled after we won our motion for summary judgment and won an appeal affirming the Court’s decision.
$2,500,000
for a union affiliated concrete worker
$2,500,000 for a Union-affiliated Concrete Worker who suffered a hip injury when he tripped and fell on debris improperly left on the job site. We were able to win this case before trial when the Court agreed with our argument that the defendant violated New York State safety rules and decided that the defendants were fully liable for the plaintiff’s injuries.
$2,500,000
for a union laborer
Obtained $2,500,000 for a Union Laborer who tripped and fell on a job site and injured his hip. This case settled after we won our motion for summary judgment.
$2,500,000
for a union laborer
$2,500,000 for a Union Laborer who was injured when he fell from a height. Our 54-year-old client sustained a back injury and was forced to retire early as a result. This case settled while our motion for summary judgment was pending.
$2,500,000
settlement for a union carpenter
Settlement for a Union Carpenter who injured his knees when struck by a job site delivery truck. This settlement was reached at mediation on the \"eve of trial\".
$2,495,000
settlement for a union laborer
Obtained $2,495,000 for a Union Laborer who injured his back when he fell from a ladder. The case settled while our motion for summary judgment was pending.
$2,485,000
for a union affiliated laborer
$2,485,000 for a Union-affiliated Laborer who was injured when a six-foot ladder tilted and fell. Our client sustained neck injuries in the incident. We won this case during the motion phase of the case when the Court ruled that the defendants were absolutely liable for the accident for failing to provide a spotter or other fall protection.
$2,400,000
for a laborer
$2,400,000 for a laborer who fell from a ladder and injured his back . This case settled while our motion for summary judgment was pending.
$2,400,000
for a laborer
$2,400,000 for a laborer who fell in a hole while performing demolition and injured his shoulder and knee. This case settled while our motion for summary judgment was pending.
$2,400,000
jury verdict in a medical malpractice case
Verdict in a Dutchess County Medical Malpractice Trial. The award included $2,000,000 for pain and suffering and comes after the defense counsel took a rigid “no pay position” and refused to even consider the possibility of settlement when raised by the Court. Our client was the widow of a man who committed suicide after being negligently discharged from a local hospital in violation of established policy and procedure.
$2,400,000
settlement for a union construction worker
Plaintiff was a 61-year-old Local 28 sheet metal worker that fell off a ladder while reaching over his head. Plaintiff sustained neck, elbow and shoulder injuries and could not return to work. The case settled while motions for summary judgment pursuant to Labor Law Section 240(1) were pending by all sides.
$2,400,000
settlement for a union construction worker
This settlement was obtained for a Union Construction Worker who fell down a staircase on the job and suffered neck, knee and shoulder injuries.  This case settled while motions for summary judgment were pending.  The defendants moved for summary judgment arguing that Labor Law Section 240 did not apply to the facts of the case because of the location of plaintiff’s accident and we vigorously opposed the motion driving the parties to a settlement.
$2,400,000
settlement for a union construction worker
This settlement was obtained for a Union Construction Worker who was injured when a wall collapsed on his leg causing a fracture.  This case settled while motions for summary judgment were pending.  The defendants moved for summary judgment arguing that neither Labor Law Section 240 or 241(6) applied to the facts.  We argued that the facts of this case could expand the rights of recovery under Section 240 and our argument led the parties to settlement.
$2,200,000
settlement for a union construction worker
Obtained a settlement for a Union Construction Worker who fell from a ladder and suffered a lower back injury. The Plaintiff worked for 58 days prior to reporting the accident. The case settled while motions for summary judgment were pending.
$2,150,000
settlement for a cement mason Foreman
$2,150,000 for a 39 year-old cement mason Foreman who slipped and fell on snow and ice on the roof of the building she was constructing and sustained injuries to her back requiring a laminectomy. This case settled while our motion for summary judgment on liability was pending.
$2,100,000
settlement for a sprinkler installer
$2,100,000 for a 29 year-old sprinkler installer who fell from a ladder and sustained injuries to his neck and left knee. This case settled after we were granted summary judgment.
$2,100,000
settlement for a plumber
$2,100,000 settlement for a plumber who suffered a neck injury when he fell from a ladder.
$2,100,000
verdict for a union carpenter
Our team got a verdict for a Union Carpenter who suffered injuries to his knee on a worksite. The jury delivered the verdict against the retail mall developer.
$2,050,000
settlement in a medical malpractice case
We obtained a medical malpractice settlement in Middlesex, New Jersey, for failure to diagnose a brain abscess on the “eve of trial.”
$2,025,000
settlement for a union member
Our client was injured at work when struck by oncoming traffic. The defendant had just $1,000,000 in insurance, but we obtained more than double the recovery by arguing that a conflict in the insuring agreement enlarged the insurance.
$2,000,000
settlement for a union laborer
A Union Laborer sustained a neck injury when he was struck by a falling object. This case settled while summary judgment motions were pending.
$2,000,000
settlement in a construction accident case
We obtained a settlement for a 63-year-old Union Construction Worker who complained of lower back pain and had arthroscopic surgery to his knee. This settlement was reached at mediation after our client was granted summary judgment pursuant to Labor Law Section 240(1).
$2,000,000
settlement in a construction accident case
Our team obtained a settlement for a Union Construction Worker who was granted Summary Judgment under Labor Law Section 240(1), and complained of knee, shoulder, neck, and back injuries. The settlement was reached despite the plaintiff’s poor work record and advanced age.
$1,500,000
settlement in a medical malpractice trial
Our attorneys settled a complex medical malpractice case in Richmond County during the third week of a hotly contested trial. The names of the parties must remain confidential (under a court order). However, the defense team vigorously contested liability and took a \"no-pay\" position until settlement day.
$1,500,000
settlement for the victim of a trucking accident
Plaintiff was injured when her vehicle was hit in the rear by a commercial truck. She sustained neck injuries, which kept her out of work for a short time.
$1,375,000
settlement in a medical malpractice case
Our team settled a wrongful death case after taking depositions of the defendant’s doctors whose testimonies established a violation of anesthesia protocols.
$1,375,000
settlement for a union laborer
We obtained a settlement for a Union Laborer who injured his knees and shoulder when a falling object struck his body.
$1,350,000
settlement in a medical malpractice case
Our client was the plaintiff\'s decedent in a case where a hospital negligently allowed an admitted psychiatric patient to commit suicide despite a clearly stated suicidal ideation.
$1,200,000
settlement for a bricklayer
We obtained a settlement for a bricklayer who was injured when he tripped and fell on construction debris and sustained a shoulder injury.
$1,125,000
jury verdict in a NYCTA case
We obtained $1,125,000 for a woman who sustained a leg injury when she fell in the “gap” while exiting a New York City Subway car. The plaintiff suffers from “RSD” due to the injury, and the defendant made no serious settlement offer before trial. The New York County Jury sided with our client and held the Transit Authority completely responsible for our client’s injury.
$1,000,000
settlement in a construction accident case
Our attorneys recently obtained a settlement of more than $1,000,000 total value for a construction worker struck by a man-lift during a quality inspection. The 12-ton man-lift struck our client during a routine quality control inspection and resulted in our client sustaining a fractured leg and a ruptured disc in his back. We brought our claims under Labor Law Section 241(6) for the defendant’s failure to maintain a safe workplace.
$1,000,000
settlement in a construction accident case
Our attorneys recently won a settlement of more than $1,000,000 total value for an injured pedestrian struck by an oncoming vehicle. This case was unique because three other prominent law firms rejected it since the offending driver did not have insurance. However, we identified a viable defendant - the owner of a charter bus that illegally parked by a fire hydrant and obscured the offending driver’s view of our client. Through extensive investigation and applying FMCSA regulations, we obtained a settlement that will take care of our client for life.
$1,000,000
for the family of prominent news reporter
Zaremba Brown recently obtained a significant settlement on behalf of the Estate of Paul Smith and his wife. Paul Smith was a decorated veteran and helicopter pilot who manned ABC News\' \"Chopper 7\". Mr. Smith tragically died when he was struck by an \"out of control\" taxi cab which jumped the curb in front of the restaurant where Mr. Smith had just finished celebrating a family member\'s birthday. Following the settlement of the underlying case, our attorneys obtained an additional $750,000 settlement on behalf of Mr. Smith\'s widow relative to the medical care she received immediately following the accident. It was our contention that she had suffered nerve damage leading to a \"drop foot\" as a result of medical malpractice.