Practice Overview

In today’s environment, obtaining just compensation for injuries caused by another’s careless or reckless conduct is no easy task. Insurance companies have a singular goal–to pay you as little as possible. Tort reform legislation has placed arbitrary and unfair limitations on damage recoveries. Fighting insurance carriers and corporations can be an expensive and time-consuming proposition.Yet, anyone who has suffered a serious or catastrophic injury knows how such a tragic event can change a life forever. One day, you are healthy, working to support your family and enjoying life’s everyday activities. The next, you are unable to earn a living, constantly in pain and the unpaid medical bills are adding up. Even less severe injuries cause disruption to your everyday life and unanticipated expenses. You never asked to be placed into this position, and all you really want is to be treated fairly and to be able to put the accident behind you.Sonkin • Koberna’s trial lawyers have been fighting for just compensation for injury victims for many years. In a wide variety of personal injury and wrongful death cases, many of which were tried to verdict after insurance carriers refused to offer just compensation, Sonkin • Koberna has obtained significant recoveries for its clients. We are driven to seek accountability and compensation for pain and suffering, lost income, medical expenses, long term care and emotional distress. In wrongful death cases, we are dedicated to ensuring that family members who have lost a loved one are appropriately compensated for their loss, and that needed financial support is recovered.


  • Motor vehicle and truck collisions
  • Workplace accidents
  • Premises liability
  • Medical malpractice
  • Nursing home negligence
  • Construction site accidents
  • Product liability

We also represent injured workers in all aspects of their workers’ compensation claims. To learn more about this related practice area, visit our Workers’ Compensation page.


  • Recovered $2.9 million jury verdict for a laid off factory worker against radiologist who overlooked evidence of mass on patient’s kidney following emergency room visit, resulting in delayed diagnosis of renal cell carcinoma
  • Secured seven-figure settlement of wrongful death claims for family of high school student killed in single car automobile collision
  • Secured settlement of $815,000 for worker who suffered injuries following explosion of natural gas pipeline
  • Recovered $650,000 settlement for worker who injured his back, neck and shoulder in industrial explosion
  • Secured $325,000 jury verdict for elderly woman who suffered a shattered knee cap in disputed intersection collision
  • Recovered $450,000 settlement of intentional tort claims on behalf of family of industrial worker who was suffered fatal injuries after hydraulic curing oven door struck worker in the head
  • Obtained $132,000 jury verdict for woman who suffered back injuries after falling into her mother’s recently dug and snow-covered grave because cemetery failed to mark the grave site or place warnings
  • Recovered $225,000 for woman who sustained hand and wrist injuries following collision with snow removal equipment in parking lot
  • Recovered policy limits for family members severely injured in one-car collision caused by driver falling asleep and driving off road
  • Procured $60,000 settlement for passenger in vehicle who suffered back and knee injuries when vehicle was struck from behind by truck
  • Obtained $42,000 jury verdict for nurse who suffered broken sternum in head-on collision caused by driver inattentiveness
  • Recovered $500,000, policy limits, for family of woman struck and killed in restaurant/bar parking lot, and $52,000 in additional settlement funds in Dram Shop claim against the restaurant/bar
  • Recovered substantial settlement for family of 78-year-old man who suffered fatal injuries after his vehicle was forced off interstate bridge by driver who failed to yield and entered into his lane of travel
  • Recovered $130,000 settlement for motorcyclist who suffered shoulder injuries in collision caused by driver failing to yield right of way
  • Obtained $75,000 settlement for woman who underwent reconstructive surgery on her nose following dermatologist’s failure to diagnose basal cell carcinoma
  • Recovered $19,000 for woman who suffered hand and wrist injury after falling stepping around an ice bin while exiting a resort hotel in Florida
  • $125,000 recovery for 61 year old machine operator wo suffered an aggravation of pre-existing degenerative conditions in his cervical and lumbar spine in automobile collision
  • Recovered $100,000 for college student who suffered concussion and symptoms of post-concussion syndrome following intersection collision
  • Recovered $205,000 for injuries to 18 year old student who fell off rock climbing wall, injuring both heels (owner of climbing wall failed to install padding beneath the wall)