IX. PUBLIC HOUSING

  • $475,000 settlement on a case in which an Officer suffered a knee injury when he fell down a circular staircase. An architect determined the staircase did not conform to code and the unlawful nature of the staircase lead to the Officer’s fall.

  • $30,000 settlement on a case in which an Officer severed a finger when he fell while chasing a perpetrator and his ring got caught on a bent rusted spike situated on top of a Housing Authority fence.

  • Litigation pending on a case in which an Officer injured her knee when she fell down a flight of steps after tripping on known broken steps inside the PSA.

  • $25,000 settlement for an Officer injured as a result of falling in a staircase on liquids left in a public housing building.

X. DEFECTIVE ROADWAY

  • 1.4 million dollar settlement for an Officer severely injured after falling down a defective sewer drainage grate.

  • 1.2 million dollar settlement for a Sergeant severely injured after tripping on a depressed plumber’s cut in the roadway.

  • $500,00 settlement for Highway Officer who severely injured his wrist after his motorcycle hit a depression in the road caused by negligent construction.

  • Litigation pending for an Officer injured after tripping on an uneven bus apron.

  • Litigation pending for an Officer severely injured after tripping on a depressed plumber’s cut in the roadway.

XI. SCHOOLS

  • Litigation pending in a case in which an Officer fell in a City school due to worn out defective steps.

  • $25,000 settlement in a case in which a school safety Officer fell in a City school due to defective steps.

 

MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS

I. CITY/RECKLESSNESS

  • $1,085,000 settlement for a Manhattan South Officer who was injured when his partner proceeded in the opposite lanes of traffic causing a collision with a civilian motorist.

  • $1,000,000.00 settlement for a Manhattan North Officer who was injured when his RMP collided with another RMP who proceeded through a steady red light while responding to a 10-13.

  • $750,000 for Queens South Officer injured as a result of an RMP intersection accident with a civilian auto when the City failed to properly design and position the light stanchions.

  • $715,000 for Officer injured after his RMP struck a raised manhole cover.

  • $350,00 settlement for Officer injured after the airbags of her RMP did not deploy.

  • $750,000 settlement for Officer injured after his partner drove the RMP through a steady red light causing accident.

  • Litigation pending in several cases in which Officers were severely injured after police vehicles went through steady red lights striking the Officers’ RMP.

II. PRIVATE

  • $1,000,000 arbitration award for state trooper injured after being rear-ended on the Whitestone Bridge.

  • $850,000 settlement for Officer injured after being struck from behind by a leased vehicle while responding to a highway accident..

  • $315,000 settlement for Officer injured after being struck by a light pole. The pole had been previously struck by a Daily News Truck.

  • Numerous settled cases of motor vehicle accidents in which Officers received maximum insurance limits.

  • $750,000 settlement for Officer injured by civilian motorist while en route to an emergency run.

  • Litigation pending in several cases in which Officers’ were injured in motor vehicle accidents where the civilian motorists failed to yield to an emergency vehicle.

  • $225,000 for Officer injured his shoulder in a line-of-duty accident caused by a civilian motorist.

III. STOLEN VEHICLES AND SUM COVERAGE

  • $87,500 settlement from Officer's personal auto insurance SUM coverage who was injured by perp when perp assaulted Officer with stolen vehicle.

  • $66,000 settlement from Sergeant's personal auto insurance SUM coverage when perp assaulted Sergeant with a stolen vehicle causing Sergeant to sustain a serious injury.

IV. PULLING MOTORIST'S OUT OF VEHICLES

  • $25,000 maximum auto insurance recovery for Officer who injured his shoulder while wrestling with perpetrator in vehicle.

V. OFF-DUTY ACCIDENTS

  • Litigation pending in several cases in which Officers’ were injured in off-duty motor vehicle accidents where the civilian motorists were negligent in its operation.

VI. RETIRED MEMBERS OF THE SERVICE

  • $100,000 for retired Detective after injuring his knee in a motor vehicle accident.

  • $475,000 for retired Detective after being struck by a motor vehicle while he was walking his dog.

  • $75,000 settlement for a retired Police Officer injured in a motor vehicle accident.

  • $165,000 settlement for a retired Police Officer injured in a motor vehicle accident.

VII. FAMILY

  • $100,000 for father of Police Officer injured in a motor vehicle accident.

  • $500,000 for sister of Police Officer injured in a motor vehicle accident.

  • $735,000 settlement for a son of a Police Officer who was assaulted by a group of adolescents.

  • $20,000 for sister of Police Officer who fractured her foot after slipping on ice in front of her co-op.

  • $52,500 for sister of Police Officer who injured her hand in an automobile accident.

  • $100,000 for wife of Police Officer injured in an automobile accident.

 

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