Kristy Lorance v. Beams Industries, Inc., et al, Payne County (Oklahoma)
District Court No. CJ-2001-129
Type of Action: Go-kart accident; negligence; products liability
Injuries: Burst fractures of the C4 and C5 vertebrae.
Result: $880,000.00 Settlement
Date of Settlement: 2004
Plaintiff, an eighteen year old high school senior was injured on “senior skip day” when she and her friend went to a local go kart track. The go kart she was driving was only equipped with a shoulder belt and no lap seat belt. As a result, when another go kart collided with her, she slid down in her seat and suffered burst fractures of the C4 and C5 vertebrae. More...
Jane Doe, et al v. Alamo Rent A Car, Middlesex Superior Court
Type of Action: Negligence
Injuries Alleged: Mild traumatic brain injury; exacerbation of pre-existing orthopedic symptoms
Special Damages: $50,136.05 in medical expenses plus present value of past and future lost earning capacity.
Result: $559,326.16 Verdict (representing verdicts of $300,000 for plaintiff mother and $60,000 for each of two child consortium plaintiffs plus pre-judgment interest)
Date of Verdict: August 9 , 2006
Plaintiff was injured while a passenger on a shuttle bus operated by the defendant car rental company which was taking her from the car rental drop off to the Phoenix, Arizona airport.
A portion of the bus’ ceiling crashed onto the plaintiff’s head and knocked her unconscious. More...
Northridge Homes, Inc. v. John W. French & Associates, Inc., et al. Suffolk Superior Court C.A. No: 97-2281-H
Type of Action: Architectural Malpractice and Chapter 93A.
Damages Alleged: Inadequate attic ventilation throughout a twelve building housing cooperative leading to repeated extensive ice damming and roof leaks.
Date: May 23, 2000
Plaintiff, a 98 unit housing cooperative, retained the defendant architectural firm to provide architectural services in connection with the renovation and rehabilitation of plaintiff’s buildings. One major purpose of this work was to improve attic ventilation. More...
Anonymous v. Anonymous, et al Plymouth Superior Court
Type of Action: Auto Accident
Injuries Alleged: Open fracture of right tibia and fibula
Special Damages: $41, 350.76
Result: $400,000 Settlement
Date: December 2006
At the time of the accident plaintiff was an eighteen year old college student, majoring in criminal justice. He was injured when the defendant operator’s car crossed the center line and crashed into plaintiff’s SUV. More...
Boesch v. “Anonymous, Inc.”, Middlesex Superior Court
Type of Action: Dramshop
Injuries Alleged: Shattered spleen; pulmonary contusion; pneumothorax; fractured ribs; fractured jaw; sinus fracture; basal ganglion bleed
Result: $350,000 Settlement During Trial
Date: November 8, 2002
In March 1999 on an early Sunday morning, a drunk driver crossed the median separating the entrance and exit ramps on Route 3 and Route 113 in Tyngsboro and slammed his Ford Bronco into the injured plaintiff’s pick up. More...
McMahon, Bouvier, and Slavin v. Murphy, Suffolk Superior Court C.A. No. 99-3326-E
Type of Action: Premises Liability—Fire Escape Collapse
Injuries alleged: Open compound ankle fracture with insertion of surgical hardware (plaintiff #1); C5-6 intervertebral disc (plaintiff # 2); pelvic fracture and concussion (plaintiff # 3)
Result: $337,595.30 Settlement
Date: January 29, 2002
The three plaintiffs were injured when they were on an outdoor stairway/fire escape which collapsed. The stairway/fire escape was attached to the second floor of a triple decker, which was rental property owned by the defendant. More...
Rodriguez, et al v. Cambridge Housing Authority, Middlesex Superior Court C.A. No: 95-4904
Type of Action: Premises Liability
Injuries Alleged: Severe emotional distress, cuts, trauma from being “hog-tied”
Verdict: $268,400 total jury award (prior to adjustment for State Tort Claims Act)
Date: August 17, 1999
This case arose out of three home invasions occurring over approximately a three week period at a housing project in Cambridge, MA. The plaintiffs were a mother and her two sons. The youngest son resided with his mother and was twelve years old at the time of the home invasions. More...
Jones v. “Anonymous, Inc.”, Suffolk Superior Court C.A. No:
Type of Action: Amusement Ride Accident
Injuries alleged: Herniated intervertebral disc at the C6-7 level; fractured right wrist; a 4-5 cm forehead laceration with permanent scar, myofascial pain syndrome; traumatic injury to lumbar spine; recurrent headaches; post traumatic stress disorder and depression.
Result: $185,000 Settlement
Date of Settlement: July 20, 2000
The plaintiff, a (then) thirty-three year old woman, was injured while a passenger inside a “Gravitron” amusement ride which spins at high speed as the passengers rise to the ceiling. The plaintiff became trapped, upside down and backwards behind a portion of the ride, and spun around in this position. More...
Pearson v. “Anonymous, Corp., et al.”, Bristol Superior Court
Type of Action: Trip and Fall
Injuries alleged: Injuries to left leg and knee including meniscal tears, subluxation of patella, and required arthroscopic surgery exacerbating pre-existing osteoarthritis.
Result: $180,000 Settlement
Date: December 17, 2004
Plaintiff, a fifty one year old postal clerk was injured when he tripped over uneven pavement in the parking lot of the apartment complex where he lived. The defendants were the entity which owned the apartment complex and the corporation which managed the property and was responsible for maintaining it. More...
Speranza v. Shon’s Scientific Refrigeration Service Co., Inc., et al
Norfolk Superior Court C.A. # 09-402-C
Settlement Amount: $140,000
Action: Automobile Accident
Injuries Alleged: torn labrum left hip, soft tissue injuries to neck, shoulder and lower back
Date of Settlement: May 10, 2010
This case involved complex issues of causation and delayed diagnosis. Plaintiff, a forty five year old woman, was injured in December 2006 when her car was rear-ended, while stopped, by the defendant’s truck. She was taken to the emergency room where she was treated and released. At that time her charted complaints were of neck, back, and leg pain. More...