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Welcome to the Results page of Sakkas, Cahn & Weiss, LLP, where excellence in litigation meets unparalleled client service. Our firm takes pride in not just representing, but championing the causes of those who seek justice. Here, we showcase a selection of our significant settlements and verdicts, illustrating our commitment to securing outstanding outcomes for our clients.

At Sakkas, Cahn & Weiss, LLP, we believe in making a difference—one case at a time. Our legal team combines in-depth legal knowledge, sharp negotiation skills, and a passionate advocacy to ensure that each client’s rights are fully represented. Whether it’s a complex personal injury case, a challenging medical malpractice lawsuit, or any legal battle in between, our track record speaks volumes of our dedication and success.

The cases highlighted on this page are a testament to our strategic approach and our relentless pursuit of justice. Each settlement and verdict represent not just financial compensation, but a closure and a step forward for our clients. We are honored to have been able to make such a significant impact in their lives.


$242,500 awarded to a Staten Island housewife who, while visiting friends, slipped on their tiled kitchen floor, fracturing her ankle and requiring an open reduction/internal fixation (ORIF). In opposition to the defendant’s argument that they had no notice of the dangerous condition, we gathered through testimony that the same tile had been removed and replaced in another section of the house because of its slippery nature, and the kitchen had multiple sources of water – a leaking refrigerator, a dog’s water bowl, and kids swimming in the family pool and tracking wet feet across the kitchen.


$240,000 awarded to a gentleman whose vehicle was rear-ended by an out of state driver that was driving his daughter’s vehicle on the Southern State Parkway. Plaintiff sustained a herniated L2-3 disc in his lumbar spine, requiring a laminectomy. We collected $50,000 from the daughter’s general liability policy and then recovered another $190,000 from the defendant’s policy that was available on his own car in another state.


$240,000 arbitration decision for a 79-year-old male pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle while crossing a busy street in Westchester. As a result of the incident, the plaintiff suffered a fractured ankle and required rotator cuff surgery. Questions existed as to whether the plaintiff or the driver of the BMW had the light in their favor, and plaintiff was found to be 66 percent at fault.


$240,000 awarded at arbitration to a law school professor from Greenwich Village who was struck by a nursing home ambulette while on his bicycle. It was undisputed that the ambulette was improperly traveling in an emergency lane. As the plaintiff merged into said lane, he was struck and thrown from his bike, losing consciousness and suffering L4 and L5 compression fractures.


$239,300 award for an 84-year-old Alzheimer’s patient who was injured while being transported by ambulette. The victim, who suffers from peripheral vascular disease, sustained a large gash on her lower leg. The victim’s medical conditions left her body unable to heal the wound, and her lower leg had to be amputated.


$235,000 awarded, following jury selection, to a day laborer, who was injured on the job when a gas line exploded due to the general contractor failing to adhere to the requirements of the Industrial Code and retain a safety coordinator in violation of Labor Law §241(6) and Labor Law §200. The plaintiff suffered a traumatic brain injury and was unable to return to work.


$230,000 awarded at mediation just prior to trial to a 38 year old man that was driving his car straight when a pick-up truck attempted to make a left turn and struck the plaintiff’s car. The plaintiff suffered tears in his knee and shoulder, as well as herniated discs in his lumbar spine, but opted only to have surgery on his knee due to a pre-existing blood disorder that made surgery inherently dangerous.


$225,000 paid to the family of a 15 year old boy in Westchester County, who was struck by an SUV in front of a school, while riding a motorized bicycle. The young man suffered an orbital roof fracture, lingering headaches and road rash. Defendants alleged the bicycle required a license and was illegal, to which we argued that a pedestrian, cyclist, or person on a scooter should be seen by the driver of a heavy automobile.


$224,000 for a common law couple in their 60’s who were heading home in a sports car in Queens when they were cut off by a garbage truck. Their vehicle became trapped under the vehicle and dragged. The husband sustained a torn bicep and the wife sustained soft tissue injuries, including a bulging disc in her neck.


$220,000 settlement with the City of New York for a woman who suffered a fractured elbow requiring ORIF surgery for injuries she sustained when crossing a pedestrian foot bridge in Queens. Plaintiff proved the City had been on notice by a two-year-old Department of Transportation memo indicating the bridge was decaying and recommending it to be repaired immediately.


$215,000 for a Federal Express employee chased from a home at which he was delivering a package by a pit bull. The worker sustained bites on his hands and legs and after the insurance carrier refused payment, the owner of the dog, an NFL player, paid from his own pocket.


$205,000 awarded before trial to a 14 year old girl that sustained burns from a heating pad while attending a summer camp for kids with disabilities. The plaintiff suffered paraplegia from a prior accident and had reduced sensation in her lower body. The facility placed heating pads on the infant’s lower due to low back pain and then left her unsupervised. The plaintiff fell asleep and awoke to a 2 cm x 3 cm third degree elliptical burn.


$205,000 for a 68-year-old man who tripped and fell. The victim’s fall was attributed to a pothole in a Queens parking lot. As a result of the fall, the victim sustained a rotator cuff tear that required surgery to repair.


$205,000 awarded to a Bronx woman who sustained a rotator cuff injury when the elevator in which she was riding misleveled 17 inches higher than the hallway, causing her to step out into mid-air and fall.


$200,000 awarded to a 60 year old woman who slipped on ice in her building lobby. The water came from a water pipe that had frozen and cracked when an empty apartment in the building with a cracked window allowed cold winter air to decrease the temperature to freezing.


$200,000 for a woman injured at a New York City restaurant when a door stopper inside the front entrance and missing its rubber edge, caught on the plaintiff’s ankle. The plaintiff required 14 sutures and developed an infection, which required a 3 day hospital admission.


$200,000 policy limits awarded to the family of an 86-year-old New Jersey man who was killed when a truck struck his vehicle.


$200,000 awarded to this Nassau County products liability victim, when the defective table saw he was using malfunctioned and partially amputated the tips of three fingers, requiring surgery to reattach the tips and physical therapy to learn how to use the hand again.


$195,000 award from a homeowner’s insurance policy for a 25-year-old man. The plaintiff, who had his jaw fractured and wired when a neighbor punched him, argued that the action was not an assault (which would not be covered under a homeowners insurance policy) but rather the unintentional result of an intentional act.


$185,000 for an Israeli man who was visiting a cousin in Brooklyn. The cousin had renovated the basement to his home without assistance, and in doing so created a dangerous stairwell with unequal risers that created tripping hazards. The plaintiff fell down the stairs and sustained bimalleolar fracture that required surgery.

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