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.
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.
Description: The case involved a 19-year-old young man who was a passenger in a car that left the roadway, and rolled over causing a severe neck injury resulting in quadriplegia. A structured settlement was put in place with these funds resulting in a return many times more than the actual settlement. This settlement allowed for lifetime care and income.
Description: A teenage girl was partially paralyzed when she tripped or fell into a swimming pool that was under construction at her family's home. The swimming pool contractor settled before trial and the jury found the girl's parents responsible for negligent supervision.
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.
Description: The case involved a 13-year-old passenger in a vehicle that pulled out in front of a truck. The truck was hauling gravel, and according to the weight sheet, was overloaded. The claim was made that the truck would have been able to stop if loaded properly. The case settled for the policy limits of $500,000.