Gerald G. Arze

Personal Injury Attorney In Brooklyn, New York

Gerald G. Arze Gerald G. Arze is a first generation American born to parents who emigrated from the South American country of Bolivia in 1969. He is fluent in Spanish. He graduated from St. Joseph's College in 1997 and attended Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, of Yeshiva University, which he graduated from in 2000. During law school, he was a member and Senior Managing Editor of the Cardozo Women's Law Journal. He was admitted to practice law in the State of New York and the Federal Bar in the Eastern District of New York in 2001. From September 2000 through April 2007, Mr. Arze was employed by several high profile law firms, where he was involved in complex personal injury matters, including labor law cases, medical malpractice actions, trip and fall cases, and automobile accidents.

Mr. Arze is a trial lawyer who presently handles a wide variety of cases including automobile accidents, construction accidents, lawsuits involving trip/slip and falls, and medical malpractice cases. Mr. Arze has amassed a successful record of verdicts and settlements. He has earned the respect of his peers and the Judiciary as an outstanding trial lawyer. The following is a representativesample of some Mr. Arze's most recent results:

  • $808,000 obtained after a jury trial for a construction worker injured in a fall down a chimney while doing brick pointing. The lawyers for the Defendant building owner contended that the worker made a good recovery, that he could return to work in the construction field, and that his present physical condition was being exaggerated at trial. The jury rejected their contentions, awarding the injured worker a verdict in his favor.
  • $670,000 for a woman who tripped and fell on a New York City sidewalk and sustained injuries to her knee. The City never deemed the case worthy of a settlement offer prior to trial;
  • $390,000 obtained after a jury trial for a pedestrian struck by a motor vehicle while crossing the street. The lawyers for the Defendant offered less than $40,000 in a settlement for her injuries at the start of trial, where she had sustained fractured ribs, and serious back and neck injuries. She claimed she was unable to return to work for approximately six months following the accident, and that she suffered from extreme pain on a daily basis in her back and neck approximately three years following the accident. The jury rejected the defense lawyers contentions of exaggeration and awarded Mr. Arze's client past pain and suffering, future pain and suffering, and future medical expenses.
  • $360,000 for a young girl who was riding her bicycle out of her driveway onto a roadway and was struck by a motor vehicle proceeding on the road. An offer of $60,000 was made by the defendants in the case representing what they perceived was the full value of the case;
  • $175,000 for a woman who was a passenger on a New York City Bus which was involved in an accident with another vehicle on the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel. She sustained injuries to her neck which required several years of physical therapy. An offer of settlement of the case was made at trial for $5,000.

Mr. Arze is a strong advocate for the rights of the injured as demonstrated by his active participation as a member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and the Brooklyn Bar Association.

Recently, he has been featured as a guest on a weekend radio program, station 1380 AM, providing legal assistance and information to listeners of its predominantly Spanish speaking audience.

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