Marie gave me the time to properly negotiate a fair settlement. After a few months of back-and-forth with the insurer, we resolved the case for over double the initial offer.
To prove the full extent of her injuries and that she had not completely healed, I set her up for an examination with Dr. Jones, whose report reflected that she never had any prior issues with her hip and low back, and the injury and residual issues with her hip and low back would likely be permanent. About a week after receiving the report, the offer more than doubled.
The dump truck operator violated one of the cardinal rules of construction site safety – never back up any vehicle if you do not know what is behind you. We filed a lawsuit on behalf of Officer Walsh against the construction company.
As usual, the insurers for the contractors and their attorneys tried to put all the blame on Officer Shea, for getting to close to the excavator. Our response was that the risk that someone is within the “swing radius” of the excavator is the exact reason why the operator needs to make sure that no one is in the area before swinging the excavator around. We did all the work necessary to take the case to trial. Once we had demonstrated that we were fully prepared to try the case if we did not get a decent settlement offer, the contractors’ insurers agreed to go to mediation. The mediation was conducted over ZOOM, and we were able to settle the case for $305,000.
Domestic violence is a significant problem in this country As we have written before, the law in Massachusetts is clear: the lawful orders of a Massachusetts police officer must be followed especially when making an arrest. As per Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 268 Section 32B, it is a crime to resist arrest. As Massachusetts police […]
It was a weekday, spring morning that started off like so many others. As he has done countless times over the years Mr. Jones wakes up, gets ready for work, says goodbye to his family and starts his drive to the office 30 minutes away. He drives a truck he borrowed from his boss because […]
Officer Palmer had the minimum allowable limits on his auto insurance the first time he was injured-on-duty. Thankfully, he changed this before he was injured a second time… CRITICAL CHANGES TO MASSACHUSETTS AUTO INSURANCE POLICY It was a fall Sunday morning and Ms. Jones got a later start than she wanted on her drive to […]
Randall Jones spends the day drinking and gambling at the casino. Just after midnight, Mr. Jones starts his drive home on a local highway. Without warning, Mr. Jones suddenly attempts a left-hand turn directly across the path of a vehicle travelling toward him from the opposite direction with a green light. Mr. Jones crashes […]