Case Examples


Golkow Hessel’s accomplishments, verdicts and settlements have been featured in publications such as Philadelphia Magazine, The Legal Intelligencer, The Pennsylvania Verdict Reporter, The New Jersey Verdict Reporter, The Florida Verdict Reporter, and Pennsylvania Damages. 


 Motor Vehicle Accidents 


  • $12 million for pedestrian struck by motor vehicle (verdict)
  • $4.75 million for brothers injured/killed in car accident (verdict)
  • $1.5 million for family of a pedestrian killed by motor vehicle (verdict)
  • $1 million for a motorcyclist injured in an accident with another vehicle
  • $1 million for family of young man killed by drunk driver
  • $951,000 for pedestrian struck by tractor trailer (verdict)
  • $400,000 for woman who suffered an eye injury from an air bag 
  • $340,000 for man injured in car accident
  • $174,700 for man who injured back in accident with tractor trailer (verdict 

 Products Liability 


  • $15 million for work who injured hand using shear (verdict)
  • $2.98 million verdict for man injured using meat chopper (verdict)
  • $2.025 million for man injured in a mill (settlement during trial)
  • $1.3 million for worker who fell from defective hydraulic lift resulting in elbow injury 
  • $1.25 million for man who sustained brain damage while installing a product on his truck
  • $928,909 for worker injured in forklift accident
  • $750,000 for estate of man electrocuted by faulty product
  • $725,000 for woman injured on bagel machine (settlement during trial)
  • $610,000 for family of man killed while using an industrial scooter
  • $500,000 for man injured on farm equipment
  • $425,000 for victim of food poisoning (settlement during trial)
  • $375,000 for man who broke his hip when a hunting stand broke (settlement during trial)


 Construction Accidents


  • $1.48 million for a man who was burned in an industrial accident
  • $1.3 million for worker who fell from defective hydraulic lift resulting in elbow injury 
  • $950,000 for a construction worker injured after falling off landing that was missing railing
  • $900,000 for man burned when storage tank ruptured
  • $850,000 for a worker crushed by a fork lift
  • $700,000 for client against contractors that negligently caused flood
  • $500,000 for a construction worker who injured his foot in a crane accident
  • $460,000 for construction worker injured in an excavation accident
  • $399,750 for worker who suffered rotator cuff injury due to negligent forklift operation
  • $350,000 for worker exposed to toxic chemicals


 Premises Liability, Slips, Trips & Falls and Similar Cases


  • $2 million for client who was injured due to trip and fall.
  • $1.8 million for client who fell off ladder
  • $1 million for client recovered from retail store for negligently starting fire
  • $775,000 for a client who sustained a broken back after being required to jump out of a burning building
  • $375,000 for a slip and fall client who suffered neck and shoulder injuries (verdict)
  • $350,000 recovered for a slip and fall in hospital
  • $350,000 for client who slipped and fell outside hotel
  • $350,000 for a man assaulted by a bouncer at a nightclub (verdict)
  • $300,000 for a slip and fall client who fractured his ankle due to fall in mall (verdict)
  • $270,000 for mail carrier bitten by dog
  • $100,000 for woman injured due to fall at wholesale club (verdict)

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