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Significant Cases: Larry E. Stern

Larry E. Stern

Direct Dial: 612-344-0359
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Years in Practice: 41

AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Product Liability

Office assistant  Mary Kay Houston

Paralegal  Kate Stifter

$ 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.
$ 1,000,000.00Settlement

Car Accidents

Brain Injuries

Description:
The client was driving and was struck by another vehicle that ran a red light. He suffered a brain injury plus a permanent injury to his spinal chord. He returned to work within a year after the accident but will likely require treatment for the rest of this life.
$ 1,000,000.00Arbitration Award

Auto Accident/Broken Bone

Leg Injury(Multiple Fractures)

Description:
This case involved a 40-year-old gentleman that was a pedestrian when he was struck by an automobile at an auto show. His left leg was run over and he suffered multiple fractures. He went through extensive therapy to save the leg and amputation could occur in the future. The defendants claimed the accident was the plaintiff's fault for stepping in front of the car and that the leg was going to be lost due to diabetes.
$ 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.
$ 450,000.00Jury Verdict

Train Accidents

Back Injury

Description:
A 60-year-old railroad worker fell from a boxcar. He suffered a soft tissue injury and suffered significant wage loss, which finally resulted in retirement from the railroad. The jury verdict was the largest ever obtained in the county for a personal injury.
$ 433,333.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Leg Injury

Description:
The case involved a 54-year-old woman whose leg was crushed by another vehicle as she was unloading packages from the trunk of her car. The defendant's insurance company eventually paid policy limits and the defendant eventually paid thirty three thousand dollars herself. The defendant paid the money only after Larry Stern showed up at her sentencing and persuaded the court she wasn't cooperative in disclosing assets.
$ 375,000.00Settlement

Dog Bites

Facial Scarring

Description:
A young woman suffered bad facial scarring as a result of a dog attack. There was a legal issue whereby defendants claimed that they were not responsible because under the law she was taking care of the dog. We defeated this claim and got insurance to pay a significant sum.
$ 335,000.00Jury Verdict

Car Accidents

Lis Franc Fracture

Description:
A 66-year-old man was struck by an uninsured motorist. The uninsured driver crossed the center line and this resulted in a high-speed head-on collision. The plaintiff suffered a lis franc fracture with resulting surgeries.
$ 321,000.00Jury Verdict

Slip, Trip and Fall

Broken Bone Injuries

Description:
Client slipped on an icy sidewalk in front of his apartment complex. He suffered a tibia fibula fracture that required surgery. He was 75 years old at the time of the verdict and had been retired for a number of years because of pre-existing medical problems.
Lawyer Team:
Alicia N Sieben
$ 250,000.00Jury Verdict

Train Accidents

Cervical-dystonia (Torticollis)

Description:
A 35-year-old railroad worker (brakeman) was on an engine that collided head-on with another train west of Denver, Colorado. The engineer next to him was killed and the client was lucky to escape with a soft tissue injury. The railroad claimed they were not negligent, but the jury determined otherwise.
$ 240,000.00Settlement

Train Accidents

Cervical-dystonia (Torticollis)

Description:
The plaintiff suffered a soft tissue injury to the neck resulting in a condition called torticollis as a result of auto accident.
$ 221,000.00Jury Verdict

Hunting Accident

Permanent scarring and possibility of symptoms from lead poisoning

Description:
This gentleman was shot while hunting in South Dakota. He made an excellent recovery after six months but was left with permanent scarring and the possibility of symptoms from lead poisoning. The jury did not buy the defendant's claim that someone else must have shot the plaintiff.
$ 215,000.00Settlement

Car Accidents

Talus Fracture

Description:
A 70-year-old gentleman was in car accident. He suffered a talus fracture which resulted in three surgeries. Liability insurance paid the policy and underinsured added to that settlement.
$ 200,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Hand Injury

Description:
The case involved a woman who suffered an injury to her hand when her airbag imploded, resulting in deformity after a car accident.
$ 195,000.00Settlement

Premises Liability

Hip Fractures

Description:
A 55-year-old woman was at her son's apartment when the deck collapsed. She suffered hip fractures as a result. Defendants denied liability and claimed they had no knowledge. After an exchange of information, the case was settled.
$ 190,000.00Settlement

Pedestrian Accidents

Broken Bone Injuries

Description:
An 87-year-old woman was walking in a gas station parking lot after filling up her gas container for a snow blower when she was struck by a vehicle. She suffered fractures but amazingly was back to doing most of her activities months later.
$ 170,000.00Jury Verdict

Construction Accident/Wrongful Death

Death

Description:
The plaintiff was killed while at work in the shop of his employer. A customer of his employer entered the cab of his semi, and the semi began to roll and it struck the plaintiff. The jury put much of the blame on his employer, which diminished the final amount received by the family of the plaintiff.
$ 165,000.00Settlement

Car Accidents

Broken Bone Injuries

Description:
A 35-year-old male suffered a fractured ankle and other injuries from auto accident. Fault was contested with each side having experts claiming the other party caused the accident. The plaintiff was in jail for an extended period of time after the accident and could not obtain necessary treatment.
$ 158,000.00Jury Verdict

Premise Liability

Massive hematoma

Description:
A 60-year-old woman fell going down a stairway at a restaurant. It was proven at trial that the restaurant was careless in having poor lighting. As a result of the fall, she suffered a massive hematoma in the leg which required surgery.
$ 150,000.00Jury Verdict

Car Accidents

Scarring and Aggravation of Pre-existing condition

Description:
A 63-year-old couple were hit head on by an oncoming motorist. She suffered scarring and he had a pre-existing condition which was aggravated, and resulted in surgery sooner than he might otherwise have had the surgery.
$ 150,000.00Settlement

Car Accidents

Fractures and Scarring

Description:
A 14-year-old girl was a passenger in a vehicle driven by her father that negligently left the roadway. She suffered factures and scarring. Insurance on the vehicle and the underinsured coverage paid the full policy without litigation.
$ 137,000.00Settlement

Car Accidents

Broken Bone Injuries

Description:
An 87-year-old woman was a passenger in a senior citiizens van which was struck by a driver who ran a red light. Mutlitple senior citizens were injured. The plaintiff suffered a fracture which required placement for a period of time in a nursing home.
$ 128,000.00Jury Verdict

Automobile Accident

Soft tissue neck & back

Description:
The plaintiff suffered a soft tissue injury when defendants' negligence caused plaintiff's vehicle to roll over. The defendants claimed the damages were only $10,000, but the jury felt they were 13 times that.
$ 125,000.00Settlement

Negligence

Fractured Ankle

Description:
An elderly woman was on a handicapped van in a scooter which tipped over when the driver did not safely strap her in. She suffered a fractured ankle.
$ 120,000.00Jury Verdict

Train Accidents

Back Injury

Description:
A railroad worker was injured near Portland, Oregon in a train wreck. Defendants claimed that the plaintiff was under the influence of drugs, but the jury did not agree.
$ 117,500.00Settlement

Semi-truck Accidents

Biceps Injury

Description:
A 57-year-old over-the-road trucker was struck on a highway in pennsylvania when another trucker carelessly passed. The plaintiff suffered a biceps injury which resulted in wage loss for a period of time, but he did return to work.
$ 115,000.00Settlement

Bar Altercation

Multiple Injuries Including Hearing Loss

Description:
A 24-year-old client was in a bar and was struck by another patron. The plaintiffs injuries included a claim for hearing loss. Liability or in other words fault, was disputed by the insurance company.
$ 112,500.00Settlement

Car Accidents

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Injuries to Shoulder, Knee, and Back

Description:
A middle-aged woman suffered post traumatic stress disorder and injuries to her shoulder, knee and back. She was hit by a motorist that lost control on slushy roads.