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$ 4,500,000.00Settlement

Pedestrian Accidents

Brain Injuries

Description:
A 3-year-old boy was running to his babysitter in crosswalk in a recreational area when he was struck by a truck. He suffered numerous injuries but the most severe was a brachial plexus (loss of use of right arm) and a brain injury (several difficulties in cognitive functioning are consistent with brain trauma). He was able to maintain his grade level after the accident but continues to receive counseling. Settlement was $4.5 million with a structure that Guarantees payment of $10,014,632.00 with a probable payment of $20,551,285.00.
$ 2,000,000.00Settlement

Pedestrian Accidents

Death

Description:
The case involved a 50-year-old woman who was walking down a street in downtown Rochester. The defendant driver who was drinking coffee and eating a doughnut lost control of his truck and drove up on the sidewalk and struck and killed the woman.
$ 1,900,000.00Settlement

Pedestrian Accidents

Death

Description:
A Woodbury family lost their infant daughter when she and her grandmother were struck as they crossed Radio Drive.
$ 716,000.00Arbitration Award

Pedestrian

Spinal Cord Injury

Description:
The case involves a man who was in the middle of a busy road picking up the contents of his wife's purse, when an inattentive driver hit him. The plaintiff was thrown up onto the hood of the car and then on to the pavement.
$ 500,000.00Settlement

Pedestrian Accidents

Injury to Children

Description:
A mother and her three children were struck while walking on a parkway sidewalk by a defendant who was under the influence of drugs. The insurance company denied coverage and the matter was litigated in court. The judge ruled in favor of the injured family members and they received a substantial award for injuries suffered.