Settlements & Verdicts

Top Settlements and Verdicts for Edelstein Martin & Nelson

Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyer, Lawren J. Nelson, Settles Slip and Fall Case for $155,000

The firm’s 41 year old female client (an independent cleaning contractor) went to the Defendants’ vacation home located in the Poconos to perform interior cleaning services.  After arriving in the morning and cleaning the inside of the home the client exited the front door of the home, took a few steps and slipped and fell to the ground. The client sustained severe injuries to her right ankle diagnosed as a tri-malleolar fracture and underwent two separate surgeries. The Defendants’ contested liability but the case was resolved by Lawren J. Nelson, Esq.  in the amount of $155,000.00. Read more here.

Open Manhole Cover Leads To Six-Figure Settlement in Premises Liability Case

The lawyers at Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP represented the injured man who fell into an open manhole while walking down a Philadelphia sidewalk at nighttime.  The Philadelphia personal injury law firm of Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP assisted the injured man in filing suit against multiple Defendants.  Trial attorney Lawren Nelson reached a confidential six figure settlement with the final defendant on the fourth day of trial.

Six Figure Settlement Against U.S. Government For Injured Pennsylvania Resident

The lawyers at Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP recently settled such an action under the Federal Tort Claims Act for six figures for a woman in Pennsylvania injured by a U.S. mail truck. Our client arrived at a community mail box to retrieve her mail as a U.S. mail truck was leaving.  The driver negligently placed the vehicle in reverse and ran her over causing significant physical injuries to the woman. Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP attorneys assisted the woman in filing a lawsuit under the Federal Tort Claims Act to help her recover compensation for her injuries.

Six Figure Personal Injury Settlement for Rear End Car Collision in Montgomery County

The Philadelphia personal injury lawyers at Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP recently settled a lawsuit for a victim of a rear end collision in Montgomery County. The man suffered serious physical injuries including thoracic disc herniation which impaired the man’s ability to perform his normal daily activities.Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP trial attorney Lawren J. Nelson settled the matter for $125,000.00.

Six Figure Settlement in Philadelphia Lawsuit due to Slip and Fall Accident

Lawyers at Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP recently obtained a six figure settlement for a woman who slipped and fell on a piece of loose carpeting while walking down the stairs in her rental home. While descending a second floor staircase in her Philadelphia rental home, a 41 year old woman slipped on a piece of loose carpeting which caused her to fall into her living room.  She suffered serious physical injuries to her knees which required multiple surgeries. Trial attorney Lawren J. Nelson settled the matter prior to trial for $315,000.00.

Philadelphia Lawyers Obtain Six Figure Settlement for Bicyclist Injuries

The experienced lawyers at Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP represented a Chester County, Pennsylvania, 43 year old man who suffered severe injuries after riding his bicycle into a hole on a poorly maintained roadway. In addition to head trauma which required plastic surgery, the man suffered serious orthopedic injuries. We are pleased to report that Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP trial attorney Lawren J. Nelson obtained a confidential six figure settlement for the injured man.

Six Figure Confidential Settlement for Injuries Obtained by Philadelphia Personal Injury Law Firm

Our client arrived at the community mail box to retrieve her mail as the US Postman drove off. While getting her mail she did not notice that the mail truck had stopped, and a few seconds later, the mailman negligently placed his vehicle in reverse and ran over our client.  She suffered a broken wrist, shoulder injuries requiring surgery and fractured ribs.  Our law firm filed claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act and after lengthy negotiations resolved the claim with the US Government for a six figure undisclosed/confidential amount.

$2.5 Million Recovery for Medical Malpractice Case by Philadelphia Lawyers

Our firm represented a 79-year-old woman who was admitted to the hospital with a history of passing out. She was released two days later without the discharging doctor reading the Carotid Doppler Study, which was available to him prior to discharge. Seven days later the plaintiff suffered a severe stroke rendering her partially disabled. Our firm tried the case before a specially-appointed Arbitrator, and an award in favor of the plaintiff was entered for $2.5 million.

$2.4 Million & $1.5 Million Settlements for Truck Accident

Our Philadelphia lawyers obtained settlements of $2.4 million and $1.5 million for two clients that were involved in a collision on I-95 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Our clients had pulled onto the shoulder of I-95 in an attempt to aid another motorist when a pick-up truck hydroplaned, veered off of the roadway, and struck our clients’ vehicle.

$1.5 Million Settlement for Construction Accident Secured by Philadelphia Lawyers

Our client, while digging a hole in a shopping center parking lot with his co-workers, suffered a severe electrical shock when he struck underground wires. He seemed to be getting better, but he unexpectedly died 18 months later. An electro-cardiologist retained on behalf of the client opined that electrical shock caused heart damage, which eventually led to his untimely death. This matter settled the day before trial for $1.5 million.

$1 Million Settlement for Product Liability Lawsuit

Our client sustained serious injuries to his arm and wrist while he was working on a horizontal milling machine. A product liability suit was initiated against the manufacturer of the machine, and the case settled prior to trial for $1 million.

$750,000 Verdict for Forklift Accident

Our client suffered a calcaneus (heel) fracture when he was struck by a forklift while standing on a loading platform. The jury returned a verdict with delay damages exceeding $750,000.

$ 690,000.00 Lump Sum Settlement for Long Term Disability Claim

Our client, a general surgeon, was denied long term disability benefits from a private disability insurance company.  Under the terms of the policy, our client was entitled to disability benefits if he sustained an injury or sickness, was unable to perform the substantial and material duties of his occupation and was under the care of a physician.  The insurance company initially denied benefits stating he was not regularly engaged in his occupation at the time that he became disabled.   We filed an appeal with the insurance company and proved that our client deserved to receive the benefits enumerated in his long term disability insurance policy.

$250,000 Settlement for Slip & Fall Injuries in Pennsylvania Personal Injury Lawsuit

In September of 2005, a $250,000 settlement was obtained for 63 year old female, school teacher from Lehigh County Pennsylvania who sustained serious injuries after slipping and falling in a supermarket. Plaintiff was caused to slip and fall after she stepped in a puddle of liquid laundry detergent on the store’s floor. Her injuries consisted of knee contusions and a disorder known as “cervical dystonia” which was treated with botox injections at a world renowned medical center located in Bethesda, Maryland. Plaintiff and her husband brought a lawsuit against the supermarket for her injuries and damages. The Defendant, supermarket, contested liability and damages in this case which was ultimately settled at a pre-trial mediation conference.

$ 205,000.00  Recovery (plus monthly benefits of $12,000.00 until age 65)  for Long Term Disability Claim

Our client, a corporate transactions lawyer (a very stressful occupation), was suffering from heart disease.  He had quadruple by-pass surgery and aortic valve replacement, and was also suffering from other disabilities.  He was denied long term disability benefits from his insurance company after filing a claim.  The insurance company stated he could only collect disability benefits if he was unable to perform the duties of an everyday lawyer.  We argued that under the terms of his own policy our client just needed to prove he was unable to perform the specific duties of his practice which he performed prior to the time of his disability.  Our client’s physician stated that the stress of his own occupation made his symptoms worse.  We filed an appeal with the insurance company and proved that our client deserved to receive the benefits enumerated in his long term disability insurance policy.

$171,000 Recovery for Premises Liability Case

In a premises liability case, our client was assaulted outside of a sports bar in Philadelphia by another patron and sustained injuries that included multiple facial fractures. A $171,000 award was obtained and paid by the bar for failure to provide adequate security.

$110,000 Verdict for Premises Liability Lawsuit

In a premises liability case, our client was injured in a local Philadelphia supermarket when several large cans of green beans fell onto her foot, causing infection and, later, the amputation of two of her toes. A jury award inclusive of costs and interest was secured on behalf of the client in the amount of $110,000. The jury found that the supermarket had negligently stacked the display of cans in the aisle, causing them to fall onto the client’s foot.

$30,000 Settlement for Bad Faith” Insurance Lawsuit

Our client’s computer (with an estimated value of less than $2,000) was stolen from his apartment while he was away on vacation. His insurance company refused to honor his claim, even though the insurance policy specifically covered these losses. A “bad faith” insurance lawsuit was filed against the insurance company, and a settlement was secured against the carrier for $30,000, more than 15 times the value of his computer!

Six Figure Recovery for Defective Product Lawsuit

The Philadelphia personal injury lawyers at Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP secured a substantial six-figure recovery from a major automobile manufacturer for a woman who sustained back injuries while exiting her vehicle after it unexpectedly caught fire. This fire, which destroyed her automobile, was caused by a defective wiring harness behind the dashboard of the vehicle.

Other Six Figure Recoveries

The Philadelphia personal injury law firm of Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP has also secured numerous six-figure recoveries for individuals who sustained damages and injuries related to car accidents, including uninsured and underinsured motorist claims, and premises liability matters involving defects on other’s property. We have also been very successful in securing large settlements and recoveries for clients who have been wrongfully denied disability benefits from their insurance carriers.

Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP is currently handling a class action lawsuit against automobile manufacturer Hyundai for alleged defective designs concerning the sensors that deploy the front passenger airbags in its Elantra model.

In addition, the Philadelphia personal injury lawyers of Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP has vast experience in handling mild traumatic brain injury cases, which, as a general rule, are vigorously defended by insurance companies.

If you want to learn more about settlements won by the highly regarded Philadelphia personal injury law firm of Edelstein Martin & Nelson, LLP, or if you want to find out how they can help you receive the settlement you deserve for injuries suffered in car accidents, medical malpractice, product liability, construction accidents, dog bites, or premises liability, contact us in Philadelphia today.