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$ 12,000,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Severe spinal cord injury resulting in ventilator dependent quadriplegia

Description:
The 16-year-old plaintiff was a passenger in a vehicle being operated by a friend, also sixteen years of age. The driver lost control and the vehicle flipped over. The plaintiff sustained a severe spinal cord injury which left her paralyzed from the neck down and dependent upon a ventilator. The defendant's insurance company denied coverage for the crash, asserting the vehicle involved was removed from the insurance policy one month before the crash.
$ 9,500,000.00Settlement

Car Accidents

Tetraplegia

Description:
A 29-year old father of two was rendered tetraplegic in a rollover collision in which he
was a passenger. Challenging issues included the fact that both the client and the driver
had been drinking. Names of parties and other details confidential.
$ 1,800,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Daughter - fractures and head injury with personality change, Death of her unborn son, Mother - fracture and head injury.

Description:
The case involved a woman and her pregnant daughter who were injured by a careless truck driver.
$ 1,750,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Severe orthopedic injuries

Description:
A young woman suffered severe orthopedic injuries in an automobile collision with a drunk driver. The driver had inadequate insurance, but his employer was found liable because he was returning from a golf club where he had made arrangements for a social event sponsored by his employer, and was therefore legally proven to be on the job at the time of the accident.
$ 1,750,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Abdominal Injuries/Internal Injuries

Description:
A 32-year-old single man with a spotty employment history suffered severe abdominal injuries when a commercial van lost control on an icy road and hit his car head-on. Although our client had been drinking, defendant ultimately admitted fault as part of an agreement to submit the case to binding arbitration rather than jury trial. A settlement was negotiated before arbitration.