New York, NY (PRWEB) February 07, 2014
This Wednesday, February 5, 2014, New York accident attorneys Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP, released their most recent newsletter, "Trial By Jury, Volume IV." Block O'Toole & Murphy is a Manhattan based law firm that has represented serious injury victims in New York for years, recovering well over $700 million for their clients through top verdicts and settlements.
The newsletter, however, reveals that Block O'Toole & Murphy also fights in other ways for those in need. It reports, for example, that the firm hosts an annual wine tasting event for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, which draws more than 500 guests per year and has raised nearly $1 million for the charity in just the last two years alone. Another example highlighted by the newsletter is the firm's response to Super Storm Sandy, which included not only donations of money, clothing and supplies, but also individual firm members going to the hard hit neighborhood of Breezy Point to physically remove debris from devastated homes.
The newsletter also demonstrates Block O'Toole & Murphy's place as a top personal injury law firm in New York. It reports that Block O'Toole & Murphy returned more top, multi-million dollar personal injury verdicts and settlements than any other firm in New York in both 2012 and 2013, according to publications in New York Magazine and The New York Law Journal. The newsletter also reports recent case results, like the $22,500,000 settlement(fn1) obtained by Partner Daniel O'Toole in a negligent highway maintenance case against the State of New York, the largest reported settlement in the State for the year 2013; the $6.8 million jury verdict(fn2) obtained by Partners Jeffrey Block and Joseph Donahue for a union laborer impaled by uncapped rebar on a construction project and the $4 million settlement(fn3) procured by Partner Stephen Murphy on behalf of a "Good Samaritan" who was injured while trying to rescue a truck driver who became stuck on a railroad crossing, even as a massive locomotive was quickly approaching. These results have led to numerous awards and recognition for the firm's partners, as documented in the newsletter, including by "Super Lawyers," "Best Lawyers," "The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers," "The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum" and "The Irish Legal 100."
The newsletter goes on to highlight the firm's noted work on behalf of those injured in construction accidents, listing dozens of examples of the multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements obtained for injured workers of all kinds, including laborers, carpenters, iron workers, bricklayers, electricians, framers, inspectors, window washers and more. The newsletter reveals, again, that Block O'Toole & Murphy's fight on behalf of construction workers does not end in the courtroom. Partner Daniel O'Toole is the co-chair of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association "Labor Law Committee," a small group devoted to maintaining the legal protections afforded to construction workers, on which Partners Stephen Murphy and David Scher also serve.
The newsletter also announces recent internal developments at the firm, including the naming of two new partners of the firm – David Scher and Joseph Donahue – and the addition of new associate Michael Hurwitz and of counsel attorney George Freitag.
Noted Partner Stephen Murphy, "Our firm's charitable work, as well as our courtroom successes on behalf of our seriously injured clients, all come from the same place – our unwavering belief in hard work, dedication and truly caring for those in need."
The experienced injury attorneys of Block O'Toole & Murphy can always be reached for a free consultation by calling: (212) 736-5300 or by clicking on the firm's website below and initiating a free chat session.
1. Zouaoui v. State of New York, Court of Claims, Claim Number 115405.
2. Lopez v. The City of New York, et. al, Supreme Court, Kings County, Index Number 3698/2006.
3. Young v. Long Island Rail Road, et. al, Supreme Court, Queens County, Index Number 24083/2010.