Naim Yilmaz, New York City

I was 32 years old and employed as an electrician on a large construction project in a skyscraper in New York City. While running large cable wire from a generator into the building, the spool of cable came free from the jacks it was positioned upon. The 2,000 pound cable came crashing into me with my ankle and back absorbing most of the impact. For the next 2 years I experienced severe pain, multiple surgeries with hardware installed into my ankle and back, constant visits to doctors, physical therapy and I became dependent on prescription medications that the doctors gave me for pain. My wife was pregnant at the time of the injury and we were getting excited to buy a house and start a family. Because of the injury, I was unable to go back to work. Sinel & Associates, PLLC, hired engineers and medical doctors with impressive credential to support my case against the building and the general contractor. At the completion of litigation, my law firm filed a summary judgment motion based on the New York State Labor Law. The Judge decided in our favor meaning the issue of liability or responsibility would not go to the jury in the event of a trial. After receiving that favorable decision, the insurance company and the excess insurance carrier for the building and general contractor agreed to go to mediation to avoid the risks of trial. Although the matter did not resolve at the five hour mediation, within several weeks, the insurance company contacted us and paid me and my family three million dollars. After a long struggle and a difficult litigation, Sinel & Associates, PLLC, was able to get me sufficient compensation to enable me to care for my family for many years to come.

Naim Yilmaz, New York City

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