Archives for Cases & Verdicts

Bicyclist Strikes Jogger: $1.15 Million Dollars

While she was jogging on a public bike path, our client was run down from behind by a bicyclist. Our client suffered a skull fracture, a fractured clavicle, several rib fractures and a left rotator cuff tear. Subsequently she developed left sided hearing loss and tinnitus and vision changes. The bicyclist denied fault and we brought a lawsuit. After extensive pre-trial discovery, we were able to settle the case after a day-long mediation for $1,150,000.00.
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Categories: Cases & Verdicts and Injury.

Foreseeable Crush Injury: $1 Million Dollars

Type of Case – Massachusetts Workers Compensation Accident Settlement – $1,000,000.00 History Our client worked as a maintenance person for a large Massachusetts defense contractor in one of its manufacturing plants. On the day of his accident, our client was required to lower an industrial bucket filled with water and mop from one level in the building to another. In order to assist employees in moving material from one level to another, the employer had installed a scissors lift. A scissors lift is a flat piece of steel powered by a hydraulic ram to raise and lower it. The scissors
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Categories: Cases & Verdicts and Injury.

Slip & Fall on Wet Floor: $725,000

Type of Case – Framingham Injury Attorneys and Negligence Case – Failure to Properly Protect Elderly Patron from Dangerously Wet Floor Settlement – $725,000.00 History A totally independent elderly woman who lived alone and drove entered a fast food restaurant by an entrance that did not have a weather carpet over the ceramic tiling flooring. Two other entrances did have such protective weather carpeting. Outside the restaurant there was a snow cover and a cleared walkway but it was wet and water was tracked in from the doorway our client used. As she entered, she slipped and fell fracturing her
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Truck Door Strikes Driver: $650,000

Our middle aged client was a delivery driver for an utility. He was assigned a medium sized box truck with a 6’ x 4’ foot side utility door weighing more than 100 pounds. When opened, the utility door was connected to the truck body by a passive post and grommet system that relied on friction to keep the door open and stable. While he was heaving a large bag of scrap wire into the side utility door, the door became detached from the truck body, and struck our client in the back of the head/neck driving him down to the
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Auto Accident/Broken Arm: $350,000

Elderly client was a front seat passenger in her husband’s car when they were involved in a head on collision. She suffered a broken arm and broken leg and underwent surgery. The issue in the case was which car crossed the yellow center line causing the collision. The drivers blamed each other. There were no independent witnesses. We were able to convince the insurers for both drivers to offer the full amount of their insurance policies to settle the case.
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Categories: Cases & Verdicts and Injury.

Auto Accident /Neck Injury: $300,000

We obtained a settlement of $300,000 for our middle-aged house painter who was injured in an auto accident. The challenge in the case was the recovery of his substantial lost wages despite his self-employment. We were able to gather enough evidence of his work and earnings history to convince the insurer to include all of his lost wages in the settlement.
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Sexual Assault of Minor – Sale of Defendant’s home

A pre-teen was sexually molested by her elderly adult neighbor. The neighbor was convicted of indecent assault and battery and jailed. We brought a lawsuit against the abuser for civil battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The defendant’s homeowners insurer denied insurance coverage because the abuse was intentional. In order to get compensation for our client, the defendant and his wife agreed to sell their mortgage free suburban home where the abuse occurred with one-half of the proceeds going to our client and the other half to the abuser’s wife.
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Preventable Suicide Attempt: $300,000

Type of Case – Greater Boston Negligence Attorneys – Failure to Protect Disabled Student Settlement – $300,000.00 History An eighteen year old disabled residential student of a non-profit school jumped approximately 30 feet from the roof of the school building in an apparent attempt to kill herself. The mission of the school was to provide educational services to adolescence and young adults who were challenged physically as well as by problems such as childhood abuse and mental illness. Prior to living at the school, our client was an inpatient at a local state mental hospital because she twice climbed on
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Categories: Cases & Verdicts and Injury.

Toddler Struck by Delivery Vehicle: $130,000

Type of Case – Boston Metrowest Negligence Attorneys – Failure to Observe Pedestrian Settlement – $130,000.00 History While visiting a strip mall, a two and half year old boy suddenly ran from his seven year old sister and onto a parking lot where a pizza delivery vehicle was backing out of a parking space. The child was struck by the car. We were able to demonstrate through depositions of witnesses and of the defendant operator that he never looked in his rear-view mirror before he placed his vehicle in reverse and backed up striking the child, knocking him over and
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Categories: Cases & Verdicts and Injury.

Alleged Back Injury

Type of Case – Massachusetts Maritime Personal Injury Case – Maritime Injury Attorneys Defense Verdict for Boat Owner History In this case the Firm represented the defendant who was the owner of a 95 foot commercial fishing trawler. The plaintiff who sued our client was an experienced commercial fisherman who worked as a deck hand aboard the vessel. The plaintiff alleged that the Captain ordered the three member crew to clean, break down and neatly pile a retrieved fishing net together with all of its associated gear. The combined weight of this net and gear was estimated to be 1,000
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