Verdicts & Settlements

October 20, 2021 $7 Million Settlement Reached After Patient Suffered Brain Injury at New Jersey Hospital

A $7 million settlement was reached after a patient suffered brain injury at a New Jersey Hospital. A 55-year-old Wall Township man was taken to the Emergency Department of a New Jersey hospital after falling off a 4-foot ladder and landing on his back.  He was diagnosed with an L1 compression fracture that did not…

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August 5, 2021 Colts Neck Man Receives $400,000 for Automobile Accident Injuries

A Colts Neck man accepted a $400,000 settlement for claims arising from a June 1, 2015 automobile accident with the help of Maggs McDermott & DiCicco.  The accident occurred when a vehicle attempted a left-hand turn onto Village Center Drive from Route 537 in Freehold Township, but instead turned directly into the lane and path…

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July 17, 2021 $250,000 Settlement For Trip and Fall Accident

James A. Maggs, Esq. and Victoria J. Adornetto, Esq. of Maggs McDermott & DiCicco, LLC recently settled claims for $250,000 on behalf of a 36-year-old man who was injured after tripping and falling down a deteriorated staircase. The Firm alleged that the fall was the result of a poorly maintained and decaying staircase behind a…

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July 20, 2020 Roof Collapse Leads To $2.5 Million Dollar Settlement

A 52 year old man from Keansburg, New Jersey was killed when a roof collapsed at a construction site at the Beachwood Shopping Plaza, a derelict set of 22 stores in Berkeley Township, New Jersey that were being demolished to make way for a new Town Center. The victim was an equipment mechanic but had no…

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July 20, 2020 SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE LEADS TO $900,000.00 SETTLEMENT

A Point Pleasant, New Jersey man, fell 15 feet to the ground when a scaffold collapsed beneath him while he was working to install second floor windows at a construction site. He suffered a displaced left hip fracture and displaced fracture of his left heel bone.  As a result, the man was required to undergo…

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July 20, 2020 Howell Woman Receives $2,230,000.00 to Settle Auto Injuries

A 44 year old Howell Township woman was seriously injured when a garbage truck owned by FCI Transport, Inc., Freehold, New Jersey, struck her Ford Explorer as the truck was backing down a dirt road. The woman had to be extricated from the vehicle by first responders. Thereafter, she was taken by ambulance to CentraState…

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June 8, 2018 $5.5 Million Paid to Disabled Driver

A Hazlet, NJ man was turning left into his driveway when he was suddenly struck by a commercial pick-up truck driven by an employee of a water delivery company. The accident exacerbated the man’s pre-existing back condition. Pain flared following the accident, which led to multiple surgeries, including spinal decompression with fusion of his back…

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September 22, 2017 $369,454 Awarded For September 11th Related Illness

A Toms River man who suffered from post inflammatory pulmonary fibrosis as a result of working around ground zero following the World Trade Center attacks was awarded $369,454 from the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. The Toms River man was employed with the NYC Transit Authority as a locksmith and carpenter. Following the 9-11 attacks…

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August 14, 2017 $750,000.00 to Settle Auto Injuries for Neptune Man

A Neptune man agreed to accept $750,000.00 to settle his claims against two separate parties, arising from a motor vehicle accident. The accident occurred when a vehicle driven by party #1, struck a vehicle being driven by party #2 in the rear on the Garden State Parkway. The Neptune man was a passenger in the…

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August 14, 2017 1.4 Million Dollar Settlement for Injured Doctor

A 37 year old doctor from Sayreville, sustained severe and disabling injuries when her Chevy Cobalt was rear ended by a Honda Accord. At the time of the accident, the driver of the Honda was delivering pizzas for a local Domino’s franchise. The victim was taken to the Emergency Room at the Raritan Bay Medical…

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May 1, 2017 Lakewood Man Settles Injury Claim for $500,000

A Lakewood man was a passenger in a vehicle proceeding northbound on New Hampshire Avenue in Lakewood, New Jersey, when a southbound SUV unexpectedly made a left turn, crossing over northbound New Hampshire Avenue, causing a collision. The accident occurred on October 28, 2013. The victim was a passenger in a Ford Taurus operated by…

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July 7, 2015 New Jersey Transit Pays $4 Million to Accident Victim

A Jackson man suffered significant and permanent injuries in a collision with a New Jersey Transit bus. After two years of litigation, our client received $4,000,000.00 from the State of New Jersey in settlement of his claims. The day of the accident, the man was driving north on the New Jersey Turnpike near Newark Airport…

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July 6, 2015 $3.5 Million Awarded in Auto Injury Case

A Jackson man was traveling on West Veterans Highway on a rainy evening when he was struck head on by a police car traveling in the opposite direction. The man was severely injured as a result of the collision, suffering the loss of vision in one eye and severing a facial nerve. The man’s wife…

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July 5, 2015 $2.95 Million Paid to Forklift Accident Victim

Two insurance companies agreed to pay $2.95 million to settle a Monmouth County suit by a tow truck driver who suffered fractures and internal injuries in a forklift accident. Our client was seriously injured when a forklift fell on him as it was being lifted onto the bed of a truck by an excavator. Mr….

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July 4, 2015 $1.805 Million Awarded to Parkway Construction Zone Fatality

A New Jersey man was operating a water truck in a construction zone on the left shoulder of the Garden State Parkway in Berkley Township when a car went through a line of cones and struck him. The victim suffered rib fractures, a lacerated spleen, lower spine fracture and other internal injuries, and, sadly, died…

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July 3, 2015 Woman Awarded $1,000,000 for Auto Accident Injuries

A Brick woman was driving on Chambers Bridge Road in Lakewood when she was suddenly struck from behind. Her injuries included a disc herniation, disc bulge, and torn ligaments in her neck, causing radiating pain down her left arm. The woman, an insurance claims adjuster, was unable to return to work. The injuries she suffered…

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July 2, 2015 $1.2 Billion Judgment Against Iraq Resolved

The Firm’s international practice played a historic role in successfully resolving a 21-year, $1.2 billion dispute between the Firm’s clients, the Republic of Iraq and Iraqi Airways Company on the one hand, and Kuwait Airways Corporation and the Emirate of Kuwait. The dispute arose in August 1990 when Iraq, then under the control of former…

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July 1, 2015 Dog Bite Victim Receives $650,000 in Settlement

A New Jersey man was helping his neighbor unload his pick-up truck when he decided to pet the neighbor’s Rottweiler. Over the years, the man had become familiar with the dog, had petted it on prior occasions, and always thought the dog was friendly. But, as he turned away, the Rottweiler suddenly attacked him. The…

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June 30, 2015 $1 Million Awarded for Automobile Injuries

A young woman suffered serious injuries, including the loss of her spleen due to a car accident. She retained Maggs & McDermott to represent her in her claim against the other driver. On November 27, 2007, the client’s was awarded $1,000,000.00 for her injuries. The woman was entering an intersection on Route 35 north in…

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June 29, 2015 $990,000 Paid to Construction Zone Accident

An electrician, was crossing the Rt. 70 bridge from Brick into Brielle when he was suddenly struck head-on by a driver who was under the influence of drugs and alcohol. At the time of accident, the Rt. 70 bridge was under construction. The victim suffered a punctured diaphragm, multiple fractures, contusions and internal injuries. He…

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June 28, 2015 $500,000 Awarded to Slip and Fall Victim

A Belmar man and restaurant manager accepted $500,000 to settle a lawsuit for back injuries suffered while picking up an order at a meat warehouse.  The man slipped while descending a steel staircase from the second to the first floor of the warehouse in Neptune and fell on concrete. He claimed that workers washing the…

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June 27, 2015 Trustee of Estate Misappropriates Children’s Inheritance

A local lawyer and brother of a New Jersey woman, set up a trust for his sister. He made himself the trustee, and was responsible for paying his sister’s living expenses and distributing the balance of the trust to her children upon her death. The woman’s children retained Maggs & McDermott to pursue their inheritance…

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June 26, 2015 Theft of Trade Secrets, Unlawful Competition, and Industrial Espionage Result in Criminal Conviction and Settlement

It’s a long way from New Jersey, but two lawyers from Maggs & McDermott spent eight years chasing down corporate pirates based in California’s Silicon Valley. Their efforts paid off when these pirates were sentenced for conspiring to steal blue prints and selling bootleg semiconductor parts. The client was MEC Technology, Inc., a Toms River…

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June 18, 2015 $755,000 Paid to a Condominium Resident Following Fall from a Tree

A Freehold man, 68, was trying to be helpful when he climbed a tall ladder to assist his Condominium Association in cutting down a dead tree limb on the property owned by the Association. The limb broke unexpectedly, hitting the ladder on which the man was standing and knocking him twenty six feet to the…

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