The firm has total recoveries greater than $500,000,000 over the years for those who have been injured and disabled. Here is a sample of the firm’s settlements and verdicts:
$29,500,000 – Pier Collapse Fatality – Philadelphia’s Pier 34 collapsed that resulted in the drowning of three woman and injury of 43 others. The estate of the family Gill & Chamas represented received $7.4 million.
$18,850,000 – A man was killed in a construction-site accident while he was standing next to a forklift when a backhoe reversed and crushed him between the two machines. The New Jersey Jury Verdict Review and Analysis stated that this Morris County case is one of the largest monetary settlements for the death of an unmarried man with no children in the history of the state.
$11,700,000 – An explosion occurred at an acetylene manufacturing plant in Perth Amboy that killed three workers and injured eight others. Gill & Chamas recovered $5.5 million of the settlement for the estate of one victim and six injured plaintiffs.
$10,000,000 – VERDICT – A truck driver developed a staph infection from a fall on a slippery pavement at his Middlesex County workplace. The infection traveled through the plaintiff’s spine and into his heart, which caused a growth of microflora on his mitral valve.
$9,000,000 – VERDICT – A brain injury was sustained by a Somerset County man whose vehicle was struck from behind by a car while sitting in traffic. The plaintiff was rendered unconscious and exhibited confusion and memory loss.
$8,662,500 – Burn injuries and wrongful death due to a house fire was started by a defectively designed dishwasher in Shrewsbury, NJ. The dishwasher was recalled because its design caused solution to drip onto the wiring harness, which allowed the wires’ insulation to deteriorate.
$7,677,000 – VERDICT – A Middlesex County jury awarded a verdict to a man who fell 20-feet at a residential construction work site and suffered multiple rib fractures as well and back injuries that required surgery.
$7,100,000 – The family of a man who was killed in a bicycle race agreed to settle their Middlesex County lawsuit. A competitive cyclist suffered a traumatic head injury when he collided with the chief referee in the race.
$7,000,000 – A Bergen County construction worker who was installing fire sprinklers for his employer was killed by a falling pallet of cinder blocks. The pallet fell from a sixth-floor balcony, which struck the plaintiff in the head.
$5,000,000 – A man was repairing a forklift at a construction site when he was hit by another forklift that was in operation. The plaintiff suffered serious injuries and has been declared permanently disabled.
$4,500,000 – An electrical engineer was fatally hit in Hillsborough while making a turn on his motorcycle.
$3,750,000 – A worker in Monmouth County was crushed at a recycling plant.
$3,400,000 – An airport baggage handler sustained back injuries in an accident involving baggage-hauling equipment in Essex County.
$3,250,000 –Medical Malpractice – misdiagnosis of cancer.
$3,200,000 – A worker at an airport injured his back in a slip and fall accident at his job.
$3,150,000 – Plaintiff’s father was unable to control car due to multiple sclerosis.
$3,000,000 – A man was ejected from a golf cart in Monmouth County.
$3,000,000 – A bicyclist was left paralyzed after being struck by a truck trailer in Union County.
$2,950,000 – A woman was struck from behind in her automobile on Route 9 in Monmouth County. As a result, she experiences severe cognitive dysfunction due to a head injury.
$2,900,000 – Reflex sympathetic dystrophy.
$2,750,000 – A pedestrian was hit by a truck.
$2,650,000 – Wrongful Death – A child was run over and killed when a school bus pulled away without checking to see whether anyone was in front.
$2,650,000 – Individuals were burned at a bar in Seaside Heights when a propane tank began leaking and was ignited by the heater.
$2,625,000 – Bricklayer left disabled from a ladder fall of about ten to fifteen feet.
$2,600,000 – Job fatality – 85 foot fall into catch basin.
$2,565,000 – Fall from platform at a restaurant deck.
$2,500,000 – A driver suffered multiple injuries including hip fractures when struck by a bus.
$2,500,000 – Auto collision– comatose condition – partial paralysis in right leg.
$2,500,000 – Medical malpractice resulting in coma and eventual death.
$2,500,000 – Passenger injured in auto accident.
$2,500,000 – Assault by security guards at Ocean County Hospital.
$2,400,000 – A man died of injuries sustained in a fishing-boat explosion in Monmouth County.
$2,300,000 – A child was injured in a snowboarding accident.
$2,225,000 – Collision with steamroller. Closed head trauma & herniated disc.
$2,200,000 – VERDICT – Electrical explosion which caused burns.
$2,000,000 – A girl was fatally injured while crossing a street.
$2,000,000 – Fall down – slip and fall on snow on apartment building parking lot in Monmouth County.
$2,000,000 – Legal Malpractice.
$1,900,000 – A middle-aged woman was injured when her automobile drove underneath the rear of a tractor trailer.
$1,900,000 – A Monmouth County plumber was thrown from a ladder after contacting live wires.
$1,800,000 – A teenage girl was run over by a school bus.
$1,800,000 – A laborer was injured when the utility vehicle he was riding in tumbled down an embankment.
$1,750,000 – A Middletown man was struck by a vehicle.
$1,750,000 – A passenger was injured in a bus crash in Hudson County.
$1,700,000 – A truck driver was injured in a loading dock.
$1,700,000 – Workplace accident – Man fell twenty-four feet when decking gave way.
$1,650,000 – Automobile injuries.
$1,600,000 – Burns sustained on the job – skin grafts on arms and hands.
$1,500,000 – Workplace accident – Fall through skylight- cognitive deficits.
$1,454,500 – Motor vehicle accident resulting in orthopedic injuries and early retirement.
$1,450,000-Deliveryman injured by a bundle of New York Post newspapers thrown from a truck.
$1,410,000 – Wrongful death due to sale of alcohol to a minor.
$1,400,000 – Arbitration panel awards Milltown man after shot in the chest during a hunting accident.
$1,400,000 – Wrongful Death – Two brothers were killed in a car accident, where the car was driven by a teenager who was trying to talk to young women in another vehicle traveling at high speeds on the Garden State Parkway.
$1,300,000 – Tractor trailer accident – two disc fusion- chronic back pain.
$1,300,000 – Negligent repair of natural gas pipe line – severe burns.
$1,300,000 – A boiler technician suffered back injuries after a fall from a ladder.
$1,285,000 – Products liability – wrongful death – driver ejected through sunroof.
$1,250,000 – Spinal injury from rear-end collision.
$1,250,000 – Fall off of a ladder resulting in fractured vertebrae and inability to work.
$1,250,000 – A man suffered urological injuries after he was involved in an automobile accident in Atlantic County.
$1,245,000 – Pedestrian killed by a car on a state highway in Monmouth County.
$1,200,000 – A Rutgers nursing student suffering back injuries in an automobile accident.
$1,200,000 – Pedestrian hit by train.
$1,200,000 – Fatal Automobile Crash – A couple died when their vehicle was broadsided by a pickup truck while making a left turn out of a parking lot.
$1,200,000 – Pallet fell on plaintiff – injury to eyelid.
$1,200,000 – Workplace injury – multiple fractures of the right arm in an airport conveyor belt.
$1,200,000 – VERDICT – Slip and fall – compound leg fracture.
$1,200,000 – A woman was kicked in the head by a horse in Monmouth County.
$1,200,000 – Brain-damaged pedestrian.
$1,200,000 – Construction accident.
$1,170,000 – Collision with county driver – herniated disc loss of use of left hand.
$1,150,000 – Drunk driving crash.
$1,150,000 – A man was pinned between a trailer and the wall in a workplace accident.
$1,150,000 – A former police officer suffered injuries in a car accident while responding to an emergency call.
$1,125,000 – Mechanic died after a worksite accident.
$1,120,000 – Piscataway man was hit by a car as he left tavern intoxicated.
$1,100,000 – A man suffered head and pelvic injuries when his motorcycle collided with a car.
$1,100,000 – Auto accident on left turn.
$1,100,000 – VERDICT – A man suffered a severe leg injury in an industrial accident.
$1,060,000 – Three men were hurt in a fiery car crash after a night of drinking.
$1,050,000 – A Highlands woman was hit by a car while jogging.
$1,045,116 – VERDICT – Slip and fall on ice – herniated disc.
$1,030,000 – Tractor trailer collision – fusion in lower back.
$1,023,450 – Motor vehicle accident resulting in orthopedic and neurological injuries.
$1,000,000 – A man injured his back after a 24-foot fall at a construction site.
$1,000,000 – A Pop Warner football coach was assaulted by a parent.
$1,000,000 – VERDICT – Products liability – fractured thigh bone.
$1,000,000 – Workplace injury – Plaintiff sideswiped by truck -broken elbow, neck cervical herniation with fusion.
$1,000,000 – A Monmouth County man was injured while on job when a concrete pump pipe broke causing him to be hit with concrete.
$986,871 – Traffic accident – failure to yield.
$950,000 – Worksite accident
$950,000 – Tractor trailer collision torn rotator cuff
$950,000 – Tractor trailer accident- Closed head injury and multiple internal injuries
$950,000 – Rear end by tractor trailer – Herniated discs, broken nose
$925,000 – A plaintiff was served while visibly intoxicated and was then hit by a car.
$925,000 – A worker suffered serious leg burns in an explosion caused by leaking fumes from a cylinder of propylene gas on a truck.
$905,000 – A forklift operator died in a collision with a dump truck.
$900,000 – A man slipped on loose bricks and suffered injuries to his knees and back.
$900,000 – Traffic injuries.
$900,000 – Trucking accident.
$884,000 – Dram shop liability.
$875,000 – Fatal auto accident in Freehold, NJ.
$875,000 – Motorcycle injuries.
$875,000 – Automobile and truck accident.
$870,000 – Slip and fall.
$850,000 – Wrongful death.
$850,000 – Medical Malpractice – Missed diagnosis from primary care physician
$850,000 – Workplace accident.
$850,000 – Two men working on a construction site fell from scaffolding that they had assembled.
$840,000 – VERDICT – Driver was hit twice at an intersection on Route 35 in Hazlet.
$800,000 – Workplace injury – punctured eye.
$800,000 – VERDICT – Illegal u-turn by defendant – severe head injuries, facial fractures resulting in nasal reconstruction
$800,000 – Loss of vision in one eye of child
$790,000 – A man from Hillside was rear-ended in his vehicle and suffered neck and shoulder injuries that required surgery.
$775,000 – A Matawan man was injured when his vehicle was struck from behind by a truck.
$757,000 – VERDICT – Work related injury – Spinal injuries
$750,000 – Trip and fall – Fractured patella
$750,000 – Medical malpractice – Vesico Vaginal fistula
$750,000 – A Millstone woman was involved in a head-on collision in Middlesex County.
$750,000 – Automobile injuries.
$750,000 – A pedestrian was struck by a bus and suffered a degloving injury to his right hand and forearm.
$750,000 – Medical malpractice resulting in loss of spleen and kidney dysfunction.
$750,000 – A man was struck from behind in his automobile on the New Jersey Turnpike, suffering low back injuries that required surgery.
$737,500 – A man was injured when he was hit by a truck at a construction site.
$702,500 – Delayed call to police.
$700,000 – VERDICT – Automobile accident – Herniated disks.
$700,000 – VERDICT – Defendant ran red light – Herniated lumbar and lumbar and cervical disc bulges.
$700,000 – A man suffered leg injuries in a 240-foot scuba dive.
$685,000 – Workplace trip and fall resulting in orthopedic injury and early retirement.
$675,000 – Fatal Car and truck accident.
$675,000 – Auto and truck collision – left turn.
$665,000 – Motor vehicle accident involving intoxicated driver resulting in orthopedic injuries and diminished ability to work.
$650,000 – Motor vehicle accident resulting in orthopedic and neuropsychological injuries.
$650,000 – Death of pedestrian.
$635,000 – Molestation by head of ministry – Psychiatric Injury – Adjustment disorder.
$625,000 – Trucking accident.
$620,000 – Auto injuries.
$600,000 – A woman suffered a neck injury when plaster fell from a bathroom ceiling as she was taking a shower.
$600,000 – Ceiling collapse. – Cervical fusion.
$600,000 – Trip and fall on gas valve – Trigeminal neuralgia.
$600,000 – Fire Fatality.
$597,000 – Motor vehicle accident involving hit and run driver resulting in orthopedic and neurological injuries.
$592,750 – Dram shop – Fractured jaw requiring open reduction and internal fixation of a plate and screws, fractured patella, & wrist.
$575,000 – Van broadsided by delivery truck – Injuries to ears, & knees.
$556,000 – VERDICT – Impalement on beer cooler – Lacerations and scarring.
$550,000 – VERDICT – Low impact rear-end collision – Resulting in two spinal operations.
$540,000 – VERDICT – Defendant ran stop sign – Concussion, herniated disc.
$525,000 – Truck collision.
$525,000 – Automobile injuries
$515,000 – Slip and fall.
$515,000 – Altercation – Stroke and paralysis.
$500,000 – Workplace injury – Four herniated discs.
$500,000 – Women struck by train – Removal of vertebrae.
$500,000 – Collision with school bus – Herniated discs requiring surgery
$500,000 – Improper sonogram diagnosis of unborn fetus – Fetus was born with no legs.
$500,000 – Step broke on delivery truck – Surgical removal of vertebrae
$500,000 – A medical services technician suffered injuries in an automobile accident.
$500,000 – A pipe fitter was injured at work when he tripped and fell over equipment.
$500,000 – An Old Bridge man suffered back injuries in a car accident.
$500,000 – A bicyclist was hit by a vehicle and suffered a head injury.
$500,000 – A Hoboken man suffered burns to his back.
$500,000 – Pedestrian struck by motor vehicle accident resulting in orthopedic and neuropsychiatric injuries and a diminished ability to work.
$500,000 – A man fell down outside of a restaurant which resulted in a fractured hip requiring a hip replacement.
$490,000 – A 50-year old Bayonne man was injured when his porch stairs collapsed in a rainstorm in Hudson County.
$475,000 – VERDICT – Ambulance stopped short – cervical and lumbar spine – brain injuries.
$475,000 – Product misuse.
$450,000 – VERDICT – Plaintiff forced into utility pole – herniated disc – facial plastic surgery.
$450,000 – Fall from pony.
$422,526 – VERDICT – A man slipped down a set of basement stairs while installing a furnace and injured his knee.
$400,000 – Gas cylinder explosion – Arthroscopic surgery.
$400,000 – A 45 year-old man was injured when steps collapsed causing him to undergo knee surgery.
$400,000 – An elderly man sustained a head injury when he was hit by an automatic door at a store.
$400,000 – A man suffered injuries when an overfilled compressed gas cylinder became airborne and struck him.
$400,000 – A driver of a car was hit by a tire which dislodged from a tractor trailer.
$373,316 – VERDICT – Slip and fall in supermarket- total knee replacement.
$350,000 – Plaintiff bicyclist struck by van – closed head trauma-fractures to orbit and jaw.
$350,000 – VERDICT – Rear end collision-lumber herniation.
$350,000 – A police officer was rear-ended while effectuating a motor vehicle stop on the shoulder of the road. He suffered back injuries as well as injuries to his shoulder that required arthroscopic surgery.
$340,000 Slip and fall – Fractures to bones around eye and post traumatic headaches.
$338,000 – VERDICT – Decedent’s vehicle struck propane tank.
$325,000 Failure to stop at red light – Herniated disc requiring surgery.
$325,000 – A man fell from a window when the instructor of a mandatory training exercise failed to secure his harness.
$315,000 – VERDICT – Negligence on the part of tavern security -fractures to zygomatic arch and mandible.
$300,000 – A woman fell ten feet from a porch that did not have a railing or provide warning of danger.
The information stated herein should not create any unjustified expectation that similar results can be obtained for others without regard to the specific factual and legal circumstances.