At Gassler & O’Rourke we have obtained numerous multi-million dollar awards for our clients.

While other practitioners may be more interested in a quick case settlement, the partners at Gassler & O’Rourke, are interested in maximizing their clients recoveries. We have even handled cases that other attorneys have rejected and were still able to achieve substantial client settlements.  Whether it is at mediation, arbitration or at trial, the attorneys at Gassler & O’Rourke are committed to winning.

construction accident

Carpenter Injured by Cutting Saw | $1,250,000. 58 year old, carpenter injured at construction site by modified cutting saw, permanent injuries to hand resulting in several surgeries and unable to return to work. Settlement, New York County, 2017.

motor vehicle accident

Rear end collision | $3.5 Million. 32 year old male, rear end collision, cervical herniated discs, resulting in 2 cervical spinal surgeries.  Plaintiff was unable to return to work as alarm installer.  Mediated Settlement, 2006.  Initial offer $1.5 million.

construction accident

Fall from five-story high scaffold | $3.4 Million. 47 year old Mason worker fell 5 stories off scaffold, right leg fracture with ORIF surgery, bilateral shoulder tears / surgeries. Summary Judgment granted on liability to plaintiff. Plaintiff was unable to return to construction work. Settled during trial, 2007. Initial offer $500.000.

construction accident

Suffered a severe back injury after a fall | $2.625 Million. 37 year old Asphalt worker fell one story while using jack hammer, vertebrae fracture, right ulnar nerve release surgery and 2 lumbar spinal surgeries.  Plaintiff was unable to return to construction work. Mediated settlement, 2006.

premises accident

Falling Object | $2,250,000.00.  Plaintiff, struck by falling object, neck injury and traumatic brain injury. Plaintiff unable to resume employment. Settlement before trial, 2015.

motor vehicle accident

Two-car accident results in lumbar fusion surgery | $1,825,000.00. 39 year old male, passenger in 2 car accident, lumbar herniated disc resulting in lumbar fusion surgery.  Case settled in 2011, after liability verdict in Bronx County.

motor vehicle accident

Cervical spinal surgery | $1.2 Million. 38 year old male postal worker, rear end collision, cervical herniated discs, resulting in cervical spinal surgery.  Plaintiff was unable to resume work as  a postal worker.  Settled before trial, 2003.

motor vehicle accident

Pedestrian struck by Garbage Truck | $1,175,000.00. Settlement December 2012, Supreme Court Nassau County, 72 year old female pedestrian struck by garbage truck. Evacuation of subdural hematoma, traumatic brain injury.

construction accident

Metal worker fell from ladder | $1,150,000.00. Verdict February, 2014, Supreme Court Kings County, 61 year old Sheet metal worker fell from ladder. Summary Judgement granted on liability. Broken left elbow, two surgeries unable to  return to work.

motor vehicle accident

Woman in rear end collision | $1.1 Million. 40 year old female, rear end collision, cervical herniated discs, resulting in cervical spinal surgery.  Plaintiff was unable to resume work as administrative assistant.  Arbitration award, 2009.  Initial offer $250,000.

bus accident

Lumbar Spine Surgery | $975,000.00. Settlement September 2015, Supreme Court Bronx County, 40 year old female passenger on bus involved in collision with another vehicle. Settlement during trial.

motor vehicle accident

Right Knee Arthroscopic Surgery | $907,500.00. Verdict October, 2012, Supreme Court Kings County, Defendant disputed liability. Plaintiff had right knee arthroscopic surgery.

motor vehicle accident

Rear end collision | $900,000.00. 48 year-old, passenger in a vehicle that was rear ended, arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgeries and neck/back bulging discs. Plaintiff was not able to return to work in construction. Mediated settlement, Kings County, December 2014

motor vehicle accident

Collision resulting in back surgery | $900,000.00. 28 year old female, vehicle struck in the rear, lumbar herniated discs resulting in back surgery.  Settlement before trial, 2002.

truck accident

Left-turn collision | $840,000.00. 60 year old, driver in a stopped vehicle was struck by an 18-wheeler truck turning left, aggravation of prior neck injury resulting in a 2-level cervical fusion surgery. Settlement, Queens County, 2015.

motor vehicle accident

Pedestrian stuck by SUV | $837,500.00. Settlement October, 2013, Supreme Court Nassau County, 42 year old male pedestrian struck by SUV. Skull fracture, traumatic brain injury, left hip fracture and left wrist fracture.

bus accident

Prison inmate sustained partial loss of vision | $700,000.00. 35 year old male prison inmate in bus accident sustained partial loss of vision in left eye.  Summary Judgment on liability.  Settlement, 2003.  Pre-litigation offer $3,500.

motor vehicle accident

Collision with tractor trailer | $635,000.00. Verdict June, 2011, Supreme Court Bronx County, 5 occupants in vehicle, rear ended by tractor trailer.  Tractor trailer had no visible damage.  4 passengers with neck/back injuries and driver sustained knee tear with arthroscopic surgery.