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Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. Verdicts and Settlements

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Verdicts are handed down by judges and juries after a courtroom trial. Settlements are reached outside of court, monetary agreements made by both plaintiff and defendant to avoid a trial. Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., gets both types of results. Since 2001, Gabriel R. Lependorf and David E. Silverstein have set their sights on recovering maximum compensation for injured clients. We make sure that our partners handle every single case that comes to us personally.

We work harder and smarter in our personal injury practice, crafting strong cases for deserving clients. We go to war for our clients whether or not we see the inside of a courtroom. We have resources and experts to investigate and support every aspect of a client’s claim. We’re a boutique firm dealing exclusively with personal injury, work injury, and wrongful death, and we’ll stay that way.

Our lawyers have consistently achieved superior results for our clients. These successes have awarded us membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum AND the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. That’s exactly what it sounds like - our track record of winning multi-million dollar lawsuits speaks for itself.

Client Testimonial

"The settlement that we wound up with was beyond my expectations. You kept telling me to be patient and that things would work out. You couldn't have been more correct!"
- A.S.

Read some of our case results below!

$4.85 Million Settlement

Pedestrian Struck by Intoxicated Motorist

$2.5 Million Settlement

Top 20 Personal Injury Awards of the Year - Ten Honorable Mentions Over $2.5 Million


Doe v. Solid Waste Services Inc.

A trash hauling company agreed to pay $2.5 million to a motorist injured in a crash with one of its tractor-trailers, settling a suit in Essex County... Click here to read more.

$2.3 Million Settlement

Apartment Complex Injury

Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. obtained a settlement of 2.3 million dollars for a young Middlesex County woman who suffered injuries at her apartment complex. Pursuant to the terms of the settlement, which was reached after a day of mediation with a retired Essex County Superior Court Judge, the identities of the parties are to remain confidential... Click here to read more.

$2.1 Million Settlement

Hamilton Township Motorcycle Accident

In March 2018, Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., obtained a settlement for a Hamilton Township woman who was struck on her motorcycle as a work truck made a left turn in front of her, causing her multiple orthopedic injuries.

$1.5 Million Settlement

Somerset County Slip and Fall

A 77-year-old Somerset County resident accepted a 1.5 million dollar settlement on January 27, 2014 for injuries he suffered in February of 2000 following a slip and fall incident down a staircase at a restaurant in New Jersey... Click here to read more.

$1.2 Million Insurance Award

Arbitrator Awards $1.2 Million for Neck, Back Injuries in Car Crash

Poole v. National Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh: An arbitration panel on June 4 recommended an underinsured motorist's insurance award of $1.2 million for a woman's neck and back injuries in a rear-end car crash, though the plaintiff will recover only $900,000 in UIM benefits.

Sharon P., a saleswoman, was driving a company vehicle on Route 130 in East Windsor, when it was hit by another car, says her attorney, Gabriel Lependorf... Click here to read more.

$1 Million Settlement

Man Suffers Internal Injuries After Being Crushed by Box Truck

A 34-year-old Franklin Township, New Jersey man accepted a $1,000,000 settlement that resulted from injuries he suffered when a box truck backed up and crushed the man between the back of the truck and a firm snow bank... Click here to read more.

$960,000 Settlement

New Jersey Woman Injured in Van Accident

A New Jersey woman accepted a $960,000 settlement award for injuries she sustained in an automobile accident.

Jane Reynolds (real name withheld for privacy), was a passenger in a wheel chair equipped van when the van was struck by another vehicle that made a sudden left turn in front of the van... Click here to read more.

$900,000 Settlement

Tow Truck Operator Suffers Serious Injuries

At approximately 11:00 p.m. Dominick T. was operating a tow truck northbound on Route 9 in Lacey Township, New Jersey. When he reached the intersection of Bay Avenue, a vehicle driven by Derek M. disregarded the Stop sign and struck the tow truck. The impact caused the tow truck to slide into the southbound lane of Route 9 and strike another vehicle which was traveling southbound, head on... Click here to read more.

$875,000 Settlement

The Estate of Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Automobile

$750,000 Settlement

Pedestrian Struck by Delivery Van

On June 28, 2019, an 81-year-old Edison woman accepted a $750,000.00 settlement for orthopedic injuries sustained when she was struck as a pedestrian by a delivery van in the parking lot of a strip mall on April 21, 2017. The operator of the van was delivering packages for Amazon and was lost. Our client's injuries included a fractured hip and a fractured ankle. Over $200,000.00 was recovered from the defendant’s insurance company to pay for medical bills associated with the injuries.

$750,000 Settlement

Worker Slipped on Icy Walkway

On October 19, 2017, a 41-year-old Hamilton Township, New Jersey, man accepted a $750,000.00 settlement for lower-back injuries he suffered when he slipped on an icy, snow-covered walkway leading from his place of business to his company truck… Click here to read more.

$695,000 Settlement

Bergen County Construction Accident Victim

A Bergen County man, who was injured in a construction site accident, accepted a settlement in the amount of $695,000. Alfonso T., age 57, suffered significant injuries when he fell 30 feet down an elevator shaft while working on a building in Jersey City, New Jersey as a union carpenter... Click here to read more.

$625,000 Settlement

Trip and Fall Injuries

A 42-year-old Hamilton Township, New Jersey, woman accepted a $625,000 settlement for injuries she sustained while working as a Clerk for the State of New Jersey. The woman tripped on an uneven threshold that connected two buildings the State of New Jersey had leased from a private real estate company... Click here to read more.

$525,000 Settlement

Slip and Fall at Condominium Complex

The family of a deceased man accepted a settlement of $525,000 against a condominium complex and snow removal company for a slip and fall accident.

The condominium complex, located in Princeton, New Jersey argued that they had done everything that they were obligated to do by contracting with a large snow removal company and having them come out to the complex to perform snow removal and ice treatment several hours before the fall took place... Click here to read more.

$500,000 Settlement

Fatal Pedestrian Accident

The Estate of a 75-year-old Pennington, New Jersey woman accepted a $500,000 settlement following a fatal accident that took place in Somerset County, New Jersey on November 7, 2013... Click here to read more.

$400,000 Settlement

Soft Tissue Injuries in NJ Car Accident

Logan v. Porter: Robert L. accepted a settlement of $400,000 for injuries that he sustained in an automobile accident. Our client sustained soft tissue injuries to his neck and back and alleged a closed head injury... Click here to read more.

$395,000 Settlement

Rear End Car Collision

A 41-year-old Upstate New York Operations Manager of a concrete company settled his Bergen County New Jersey claim for $395,000 on September 8, 2014... Click here to read more.

$375,000 Settlement

Injuries in Slip and Fall Accident

At 10:45 a.m. on Jan. 27, the plaintiff, a resident of Canal Pointe condominium community in West Windsor Township, opened her garage door and walked down her driveway to toss a bag of garbage in the trashcan. She slipped on black ice and fell, injuring her wrist.

During the mediated settlement with attorney Louis DeMille, Canal Pointe Condominium Associated agreed to pay $335,000 and The Brickman Group LLC agreed to pay $40,000... Click here to read more.

$375,000 Settlement

Residual Problems from C2 Fracture Only Issue Left for Trial

A plaintiff Anthony G., a 66-year-old retired vice president for Chase Manhattan bank, was driving his 1997 Honda Prelude west on Sunset Road in Pequannock Township in Morris County. Joseph B. was driving his 1996 GMC Jimmy 4X4 north on West Parkway. Joseph came to a stop sign at the corner of West and Sunset and allegedly ran it, striking Giordano on the driver's side... Click here to read more.

$370,000 Settlement

Pedestrian Struck By Car While Crossing Street

An Essex County Superior Court Judge awarded $370,000 to a Millburn High School 17 year old senior for injuries he sustained while crossing Millburn Avenue in front of Millburn High School on December 13, 2009. The plaintiff was struck as a pedestrian by a Gray BMW... Click here to read more.

$370,000 Settlement

Injuries in New Jersey Car Accident

Plaintiff Vivek M., a software engineer, 48, was driving a sedan in the left hand lane on Route One South in West Windsor Township. Near the road's intersection with Harrison Street, a vehicle being driven by Paula M. came from plaintiff's right, pulled in front of his lane of travel and came to a stop. Paula could not stop in time and a collision occurred... Click here to read more.

$300,000 Settlement

Child Fall from Apartment Window

Luciano v. Wood Street Housing Partners: A Mercer County judge approved a $300,000 payment to a child who fell from an apartment window that lacked window guards despite his mother's request for them... Click here to read more.

$225,000 Settlement

Bicyclist Fell Avoiding Pickup Truck, Damaging Both Wrists

Plaintiff, 34, rode his bicycle down Wyoming Avenue in South Orange, with his 2-year-old son strapped in a children's seat on the back. As plaintiff was about to pass Redmond Road, a black Toyota pickup made a right turn in front of them. In order to avoid contact with pickup, plaintiff veered sharply off the shoulder and into a grassy yard, where the bicycle fell to the side. Plaintiff extended both hands to break the fall... Click here to read more.

$200,000 Settlement

Franklin Township Bike Accident

Bridgen v. Ablett: John B. accepted a settlement of $200,000 for injuries he sustained while bicycling in Franklin Township, New Jersey... Click here to read more.

$167,100 Settlement

Child Dog Bite Injuries in Mercer County

The parents of a 4-year-old girl accepted a settlement that will result in a total payout of $167,100. The settlement was approved by a Mercer County Superior Court Judge... Click here to read more.

The firm’s principals, Gabriel R. Lependorf and David E. Silverstein, have each been representing injured victims in the State of New Jersey for over twenty five years.

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