Duane R. Morgan
Duane R. Morgan has been practicing exclusively in the area of personal injury since 2004, and was named as a 2011-2012 Rising Star by Super Lawyer. He specializes in trial practice of construction accidents, automobile accidents, premises accidents and product defect cases.
$13,262,000: A union crane operator fell from a crane injuring his shoulder and sustaining a concussion.
Mr. Morgan has obtained numerous verdicts and multimillion dollar settlements for his clients, including $3.25 Million for a scaffold worker that was hit on his hardhat by a falling object. The client went to the doctor only three times in the first 7 months and continued working for 10months after his accident. The case settled after jury selection in New York County.
He also obtained $2.9 Million settlement for an Albanian maintenance worker that suffered from Post-concussion syndrome after a grate fell and struck him on the head;
$3,250,000 for a scaffold worker was struck by a falling scaffold pipe, injuring his neck and back;
$2,900,000 to a janitorial worker sustained an injury when an air conditioner fell on his head;$2,200,000 for a laborer who fell off a baker scaffold, injuring his neck and back;
$1,500,000 for a woman walking on the sidewalk who was struck by a forklift, injuring her neck and back;
$1,500,000 for a construction worker who fell off of a ladder, reinjuring his lower back upon which he had a prior surgery;
$1,370,000 for a worker who injured his lower back after being struck by a car which ran a red light;
$1,300,000 to a hospital worker who slipped and fell, injuring his neck and back;
$1,250,000 for a plumber who tripped over a piece of debris at a construction site, re-injuring his lower back;
$1,250,000 for a non-union plumber who tripped on a brick left on the stairs causing him to fall and re-injure his lower back. The plumber suffered a similar injury 10 years ago in a car accident;
$1,050,000 to a construction worker who fell into a hole while making a delivery, injuring his back;
$1,000,000 verdict for an undocumented immigrant who had his hand caught in a pasta maker at a popular New York restaurant;
$875,000 for a worker who fell down stairs, injuring his knees and shoulder;
$775,000 settlement for an Albanian that lost the index finger on his non-dominant hand in a construction accident involving a grinder;
$750,000 for a teacher fell into a hole in school, reinjuring his back;
$700,000 verdict for an 80-year-old-woman who sustained a fractured ankle when she stepped off a city bus that failed to kneel the bus;
$650,000 to the driver of a car who was rearended and injured her neck;
$600,000 settlement against a general contractor, for a non-union plumber who injured his knee and shoulder;
$550,000 for a construction worker who fell off a wall and reinjured his back;
$500,000 verdict for a woman who tore a ligament in her wrist when the mirror of a passing van struck her hand.