Toddler Struck by Delivery Vehicle: $130,000

Type of Case – Boston Metrowest Negligence Attorneys – Failure to Observe Pedestrian
Settlement – $130,000.00


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 causing the hot exhaust and muffler system to come in contact with his chest and neck.

In addition to obtaining the full amount of the insurance policy from the automobile involved, an additional claim was made against the pizza shop owner for negligently employing the driver. The case settled for $130,000.00. The additional monies obtained from the pizza shop business insurance policy allowed for a sufficient structured settlement for the child assisting with his care at present and providing money for college in the future.

The Boston Metrowest Negligence Attorneys at our firm provide legal services to individuals, families and businesses throughout the Greater Boston region as well as all of Massachusetts.  Located in the Boston Metrowest town of Framingham, our attorneys serve adjacent communities including Ashland, Cambridge, Dedham, Dover, Hopkinton, Holliston, Lowell, Marlborough, Maynard, Medfield, Natick, Needham, Newton, Sherborn, Sudbury, Waltham, Wayland, Wellesley, Weston, Middlesex County and Worcester County.

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