The lawyers at Sylvester Law Firm have handled over 1000 cases in their collective 100 years+ of practice. A sampling of some of the more notable cases is as follows:
$5,400,000.00 Recovery for wrongful death caused by the negligent operation of a motor vehicle.
$4,925,000.00 Recovery in a dram shop claim against the driver and liquor server for injuries received in a single car accident.
$4,850,000.00 Recovery for wrongful death claims against the operator of a motor vehicle driving at excessive speeds.
$2,800,000.00 Recovery for wrongful deaths due to Carbon Monoxide poisoning caused by the defective condition and negligence in the manufacture, sale, installation and service of the gas fired unit.
$2,500,000.00 Recovery for wrongful deaths in a recreational boating accident.
$2,500,000.00 Jury Verdict in a wrongful death claim against a trucking company in United States Federal District Court. The defendant claimed the middle age decedent had a very shortened life expectancy due to prostate cancer.
$2,000.000.00 Recovery for a birth injury against an obstetrician, pediatrician, and hospital for negligent care and treatment before, during, and after birth
$1,800,000.00 Recovery for wrongful death against the manufacturer of an automobile, the supplier of parts, and the operator of a motor vehicle.
$1,750,000.00 Recovery for failure to warn of the dangers in a recreational diving accident.
$1,500.000.00 Recovery for negligence of ski area in maintaining its premises.
$1,500,000.00 Recovery for failure to warn of the dangers in a recreational diving accident.
$1,500,000.00 Jury Verdict for a beginner/low intermediate skier for injuries caused by the
negligent maintaining and grooming of its trail.
$1,100,000.00 Recovery for the wrongful death of a 68 year female pedestrian.
$1,000,000.00 Recovery for delay in diagnosing and treating cancer.
$1,000.000.00 Recovery for failure to monitor a hospitalized patient.
$1,000,000.00 Settlement for a child age 10 who suffered head injury when struck by a vehicle while crossing a state road.
$900,000.00 Recovery in a case involving an accidental shooting.
$850,000.00 Recovery for failure of hospital to adequately monitor, care, and treat patient.
$775,000.00 Recovery against the negligent operator of a motor vehicle who caused a fractured and dislocated hip and fractured ankle to the two occupants of a vehicle he struck.
$750,000.00 Settlement for a motorcyclist who suffered a broken leg due to the failure of a motorist to maintain a proper lookout.
$750,000.00 Settlement for failure of anesthesiologist to provide adequate care.
$500,000.00 Settlement against a ski area for negligence in failure to properly inspect its trails, and remove hidden unsafe conditions.
$500,000.00 Settlement for a wrongful death case due to Carbon Monoxide poisoning for failure to properly install and provide adequate warnings relating to a gas fired hot water boiler.
$500,000.00 Settlement against a ski area for not closing an unreasonably dangerous trail after it had notice of the dangerous condition.
$350,000.00 Settlement for injuries caused by a defective condition and unreasonably dangerous printing press.
$350,000.00 Settlement for woman who suffered back injury.
$300,000.00 Settlement for low back and shoulder sprains caused by the failure of the operator of his motor vehicle to keep his car under proper control.
$250,000.00 Settlement to a pedestrian who suffered two broken ribs when hit by a motor vehicle in a crosswalk
A small sampling of additional types of cases we’ve handled are:
Recovery for the wrongful deaths of four passengers in a commercial airplane that crashed due to the negligence of the pilot.
Settlement during trial for the wrongful death of a motorcyclist caused by the negligence of a railroad, town, and city in designing, warning, and operating a railway crossing area.
Settlement during trial in United States District Court for the Wrongful Death of a passenger in a Motor Vehicle.
Jury verdict in United States Federal District Court in a case alleging pajamas worn by a young plaintiff were unreasonably dangerous and in a defective condition due to their flammability.
Defendant claimed they were safe since they passed the Federal Flammable Fabrics Act test.
Plaintiff countered by showing that a copy of the New York Times newspaper could also pass the Federal Flammable Fabrics Act test.
Jury verdict in United States Federal District Court for injuries sustained by a bus driver who was driving in the passing lane of the Interstate when he was blinded by a fog type cloud of mist from a State snow plow that was spewing hot hydraulic oil onto the cold pavement. Plaintiff alleged and proved the hydraulic system was in an unreasonably dangerous and defective condition.
Jury verdict in United States Federal District Court for negligence of a surgeon in failing to adequately monitor and treat a patient after surgery.
Recovery for wrongful death due to the failure of emergency room physicians and surgeons to timely diagnose and treat a life-threatening condition.
Recovery against hospital for failure to properly interpret test results.
Settlement for wrongful death in an electrocution case.
Jury verdict for injuries due to the failure of the physician to properly monitor a patient during experimental drug treatment.
Recovery for failure of hospital to adequately monitor, care, and treat a full term baby in utero.
Recovery for injuries caused by the negligence of the primary care physician in not properly monitoring and treating patient while on a potentially dangerous prescribed drug.
Recovery against healthcare providers for failure to timely diagnose and treat cancer relating to a woman’s reproductive system.
Recovery against a surgeon for serious burn injuries sustained during surgery.
Recoveries for drug prescription errors.
Recovery against the operators of a summer camp for failing to properly monitor and supervise plaintiff while in the camp pool.
A bad faith recovery from an insurer which arose out of a refusal by the insurer to pay its policy limits to a child who was a pedestrian hit by an automobile. The insurer paid twice the amount of insurance it provided.
Recovery for a skier who was injured during an evacuation from a ski lift.
Jury verdict in United States Federal District Court involving a customer who slipped and fell on a foreign substance hurting her back while shopping at a supermarket.
Numerous recoveries for people who slipped and fell on snow covered ice.
Jury verdict in United States Federal District Court for the failure of a ski area to safely operate and maintain its ski lift equipment.
Recovery against a collection agency for the wrongful death of a debtor due to a fatal heart attack caused by the agency’s harassing and intimidating tactics.
Numerous recoveries for back, neck injuries and/or nerve injuries sustained as a result of automobile accidents.