Verdicts and Settlements

Motorcycle Accident. Young male riding his motorcycle in the city, rode over an unrepaired defect in the street causing him to lose control and fall.  Client sustained a fractured leg and ankle.  No other vehicles were involved in the accident. Claim was made against the city for negligent maintenance of the road.  Settled for $675,000.

Truck Accident: Male driving his personal vehicle to work was hit head-on by an 18 wheeler.  The driver of the transfer truck fell asleep immediately prior to the accident and crossed the center line.  Client sustained a fractured knee and pelvis, and closed head injury.  Medical expenses of $191,000. Settled for $1,000,000.

Truck Accident: A client driving a transfer truck was forced off the road and down an embankment when another transfer truck failed to yield at an intersection. The client sustained a compression fracture of the spine and a herniated disc.  Medical expenses of $16,000.  Settled for $325,000 ($130,000 for injury claim, plus $195,000 for workers compensation claim).

Personal Injury. Male client attending a business meeting, injured when the chair he was provided by the host facility collapsed.  Sustained herniated disc to the low back.  Settled for $370,000 ($200,000 for injury claim, plus $170,000 for workers compensation claim).

Automobile Accident.  Passenger in vehicle sustained neck injury when struck by another vehicle, necessitating fusion surgery in the neck. Four separate motor vehicle insurance policies were located, and each paid their liability limits.  Total settlement of $235,000.

Workers Compensation.  Middle-aged roofer, fell from a third story house while replacing a roof.  Sustained fractured heel, fractured wrist, compression fracture and bulging disc in his spine.  Client received $949,000 in benefits, including $455,000 settlement.

Workers Compensation.  Construction worker struck in the rear while traveling to a job in company-owned truck.  Sustained multiple bulging discs in the back.  Combined settlement from injury claim and workers compensation $608,000.

Automobile Accident.  Driver struck head-on when an oncoming vehicle crossed the center line in a straightaway.  Client sustained a fracture of the foot and ankle. Settled for policy limits of $175,000.

Workers Compensation.  Construction worker, injured when he feel from a ladder.  Surgery done to repair torn shoulder, and surgery to fix herniated disc in neck. Client received $350,000 in benefits, including $175,000 settlement.

Workers Compensation.  Construction worker sustained fractured neck and shoulder, torn rotator cuff, and head injury when he fell while at work. Client received $515,000 in benefits, including $180,000 settlement.

Workers Compensation.  Construction worker, injured his back trying to climb out of a hole.  Herniated disc in low back, surgery.  Client received $494,000 in benefits, including $125,000 settlement.

Workers Compensation.  Residental remodeler sustained a herniated disc while moving a door. Surgical laminectomy and discectomy performed.  Client received $361,000 in benefits, including $165,000 settlement.

Workers Compensation.  Truck driver noticed the onset of low back pain over several weeks, but had no specific event which caused his injury.  When his doctor told him that truck driving had caused his back pain, a workers compensation claim was filed.  The claim was denied, but the hearing Judge ruled that the back pain was work related.  Client received medical care for his back, pay for missed time from work, reimbursement for out of pocket medical expenses, and he returned to work with his Employer.