$9.165 Million for a 26 year old construction worker injured in an explosion of a New York City Department of Environmental Protection manhole cover resulting in severe fractures to his legs and requiring numerous operations. We sued numerous entities who we felt were responsible for this explosion and our office was opposed by 12 law firms. This case involved complicated liability and damages issues and in order to establish liability and maximize our clients' recovery, we retained 6 of the top experts in the fields of science, construction safety, medicine, vocational rehabilitation, and economics. In order to leave no stone unturned, we conducted over 20 depositions of the defendants. This is believed to be the highest reported recovery for personal injuries by a victim of a manhole explosion in the United States. In the end, we successfully established liability on a majority of the defendants resulting in this settlement, part of which was structured, and is expected to yield the injured worker and his wife a payout of approximately $20 million dollars. Despite the extraordinary complexity of this case, we were able to resolve the case in 3 years.