Many Seeger Weiss cases receive national attention
In June, 2009, Seeger Weiss staunchly represented 11 victims and their families in the Wildcats Bus Accident Case, after the defendants’ agreed during trial to accept 100% of the responsibility for the tragic crash. The horrific accident, which resulted in four fatalities and countless other serious injuries, occurred when a Coach Canada bus carrying an “under 21” Canadian female hockey team named the Wildcats veered off of Interstate 390 near Rochester, New York and struck a parked tractor-trailer on the shoulder of the roadway. Led by Christopher Seeger, Moshe Horn and Marc Albert, the Seeger Weiss team took more than 20 depositions, reviewed thousands of pages of documents and retained multiple experts in preparation of the trial in the Supreme Court, Livingston County. Seeger Weiss’s victory at trial was covered by various news outlets in both the United States and Canada.
Seeger Weiss’s continuing fight for rape victim Maria B., who was brutally assaulted inside a New York City subway station while two Transit employees watched and failed to take appropriate action received national attention in April, 2009. In the course of discovery on the case, we exposed the Transit Authority for its complete and utter disregard for safety, failing to equip their stations with such basic safety devices as a public address system or alarm. Seeger Weiss’s efforts to change longstanding New York law which granted municipalities such as the NYC Transit Authority immunity from suits like Maria B’s, including our recent filing of an Appeal on the issue, demonstrates Seeger Weiss’s willingness to take on difficult cases. The story was covered by the Today Show, Inside Edition, CNN, ABC News, CBS News, the New York Daily News and the New York Post, among other news sources.
What sets Seeger Weiss apart are our results. Just a few of our recent successes are as follows:
- $3.25 million settlement on behalf of a 10 year old boy who suffered a brain injury due to a hospital’s failure to timely diagnose and treat bacterial meningitis
- $1.4 million verdict on behalf of a 53 year old Metro North Railroad employee who suffered a severe ankle injury as a result of a slip and fall accident in the Met Life Building in New York City.
- $800,000 settlement on behalf of a 30 year old man who suffered a serious gun-shot injury to his lower leg in a hunting accident. The second part of this case against non-settling defendants is being filed in Federal Court in California.
- $2.9 million settlement on behalf of the family of a 41 year old successful technologist who was tragically killed in a boating accident in Greenport, Long Island.
- Confidential seven figure settlement on behalf of 10 students of a “public act” New York school who were victims of physical and verbal abuse at the hands of the school’s staff.
- $1 million settlement on behalf of a laborer who suffered a significant leg injury while working in a trench at the “Ground Zero, World Trade Center” site.
- $600,000 settlement obtained during trial in July, 2009 on behalf of a FDNY project manager for injuries sustained to his lower back and bilateral knees as a result of a fall over a defective step at a construction site.
- $600,000 settlement on behalf of a widow and two children who lost their father due to medical malpractice when the treating physicians failed to diagnose and treat a serious heart condition. After several other law firms declined the case, Seeger Weiss filed an action on behalf of the family, and obtained a significant recovery for the family just before the start of the trial.
- $816,000 settlement on behalf of a 57 year old woman who suffered a serious neck injury as a result of a fall from a height of approximately ten feet while trying to exit a “virtual reality” attraction at the Empire State Building.
- $850,000 settlement on behalf of a 71 year old woman who suffered significant cognitive impairment when she fell over a protruding piece of metal in the ground at a park in Brooklyn, causing her to strike her head.