Rear End Car Collision

Our client was a 22 year old nursing student who suffered thoracic and lumbar strains when her vehicle was rear-ended.  She was disabled from her part-time job for just a few weeks and was able to complete nursing school and obtain a hospital ICU nursing position.   The insurer’s settlement offer was $17,000.00.

Result: We arbitrated her case to an award of $150,000.00.

Motorcycle Accident Hit and Run

Our client was a 53 year old engineer, riding his motorcycle on a local street.  A car pulled from a highway exit directly into his path, causing our client to be thrown from his bike and suffer a right shoulder injury.  The driver of the car left the scene but was ultimately identified.  The insurer initially disputed liability, but we located witnesses and recovered 100% of our client’s damages.

Result: Recoverd 100% of damages and settled case for $70,000.00.

Slip and Fall Injury

A 68 year old retired Framingham man fell leaving a restaurant and sustained a right shoulder dislocation.  The stairs were within the applicable building codes but there was no clear definition at the edges and our client missed a step.  After his fall, red markers were placed at the edges of the steps.  The case was resolved with contribution from the insurers for both the restaurant and the architect/builder.

Result: We resolved the case for $125,000.00,

Postal Worker Attacked By Dog

A 37 year old postal worker being chased by a dog jumped over a fence to avoid it, and suffered a back injury.  There was no contact with the dog, but we were able to resolve his case from the dog owner’s insurer.

Result: We were able to resolve clients case for $60,000.00

Dog Bites Young Child

An 11 year old girl was bitten on the face by a neighbor’s dog.  Her medical bills were approximately $4,000.00 and the scar was approximately 2 cm. long.  We mediated her case to a resolution.

Result: We mediated her case to a resolution of $160,000.00.

Pedestrian Hit By Van In Parking Lot

Our client suffered a right leg fracture when she was struck by a van while crossing a parking lot.  The van driver alleged that she just slid on ice and landed under the van.  On that basis, the insurer denied the claim to two (2) prior attorneys.  We were able to recover the full policy limit.

Result: Recovered the full policy limit of $100,000.00 for our client.

Elderly Man Struck By Car

An 87 year old man was crossing the street, wearing dark clothing and far from the crosswalk, when he was struck by a car.  He suffered several fractured ribs.  Despite a witness who said that the driver was going within the speed limit and could not have avoided the accident, we settled his case.

Result: case was settled for $87,500.00.

Car Accident Injuries

On their way home from the Newton Wellesley hospital with their newborn daughter, a young couple was seriously injured in an intersection crash.  The 25 year old woman had an elbow injury and a head injury with facial scarring.  The 27 year old man had disc herniations.

Result: Both cases were mediated and settled for $400,000.00 each.

Pedestrian Struck by Motor Vehicle in Hospital Parking lot, Newton, MA: $100,000

INJURIES SUSTAINED:
Chronic pain syndrome.

AMOUNT OF AWARD/SETTLEMENT:
$100,000, the maximum amount available from the liability carrier.

ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF:
Steven M. Houde

CASE SUMMARY:
The plaintiff was walking through the parking lot of the Newton Wellesley Hospital when a car pulled away from the curb and struck her.  Liability was contested.

The plaintiff underwent a course of care, including physical therapy, steroid injections, and pain management.  She was limited in her employment due to her disability.

Plaintiff’s counsel successfully convinced the liability carrier of the negligence of their insured driver and the seriousness of the plaintiff’s injuries, and settled the case for the maximum policy limits.

Motor Vehicle Accident in Newton, MA: $100,000

INJURIES SUSTAINED:
Right wrist tendonitis and instability requiring wrist arthroscopy.

AMOUNT OF AWARD/SETTLEMENT:
$100,000, the maximum amount available from the liability carrier.

ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF:
Steven M. Houde

CASE SUMMARY:
The plaintiff was operating his vehicle through a four way intersection when a vehicle operated by the defendant drove around the right side of a car waiting to make a left turn, entered the intersection, causing the vehicles to collide.
The plaintiff sustained right wrist tendonitis and instability requiring wrist arthroscopy. Following the surgery, the plaintiff underwent a course of physical therapy for 2 months, at which time he was discharged.

Plaintiff’s counsel successfully convinced the liability carrier of the seriousness of the plaintiff’s injuries, and settled the case for the maximum policy limits.