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$ 1,425,000.00Settlement

Car Accidents

Son: Wrongful Death, Mother: Brain Injury & two Broken Ankles

Description:
The plaintiff was flying from Maryland to Colorado. She and her 13 year old son were returning from spring break. The plane was grounded in Minneapolis because of weather conditions in Colorado. The plaintiff had attended college in MN, so she called a friend to get together during her layover. The defendant joined them for dinner and offered to take the plaintiff back to the airport. The plaintiff was not aware that the defendant had been drinking prior to meeting them. On the way back to the airport the plaintiff noticed the defendant was traveling at a high rate of speed. The defendant's vehicle left the roadway and smashed into a steel barrier. The defendant had a BAC of .18.
$ 1,370,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Wrongful Death

Description:
The case involved a 27-year-old single male who on Thanksgiving Day was operating his truck with his best friend as a passenger. When passing through an intersection in South Minneapolis, they were struck by a City of Minneapolis squad car, which had come through a stop sign and lacked any emergency lights. Both the 27 -year-old male and his best friend were killed. This represents the largest jury award in Minnesota for death of a single young adult.
$ 1,275,000.00Settlement

Car Accidents

Head injury with dizziness and post-traumatic stress disorder

Description:
The case involved a store manager who suffered physical and psychological injuries following a rear-end motor vehicle accident.
$ 1,250,000.00Settlement

Car Accidents

Brain injury / Multiple fractures

Description:
The plaintiff was seriously injured in a collision when the vehicle she was traveling in as a passenger struck a semi-tractor/trailer, which made a left turn without yielding. The plaintiff sustained a brain injury as well as a fracture of her left shoulder and ribs.
The plaintiff made an excellent recovery but continued to have some residuals effects from her head injury, as well as some weakness of her left side.
$ 1,250,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Wrongful Death

Description:
The case involved an elderly woman who was a passenger in her daughter's car. It was hit head on by a car which had been racing another car and lost control.