A YELLOW LIGHT DOES NOT MEAN GO
Persuading THREE different insurance companies that even if the defendant had a yellow light it was not a valid defense
$2 MILLION FOR OFFICER STRUCK ON DETAIL
What can officers do today to protect themselves in case they are catastrophically injured in the future?
JUDGE REBUFFS INSURANCE COMPANY AT TRIAL: OUR INJURED CLIENT RECOVERS $192,500
Our client Peter Campbell was involved in a motor vehicle crash. He was one of multiple passengers in the vehicle, a 2008 Acura sedan, and was seated in the back seat. Ron Simpson, the person driving the vehicle our client was in, negligently pulled out into an intersection, even though he had a stop sign, […]
DISTRACTED DRIVER CAUSES REAR-END CRASH RESULTING IN $140,000 SETTLEMENT
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.
$500,000 RECOVERED BY RETIRED OFFICER INJURED ON DETAIL
Officer Jay was working details in retirement when a drunk driver wiped him out. Without enough auto insurance to cover his injuries, he turned to us and we fought to get him what was fair.
$87,500 FOR PEDESTRIAN HIT IN MIDDLE OF THE ROAD THANKS TO EXPERT REPORT
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.
INJURY CLAIMS BY RESIDENTS OF OTHER STATES AND COUNTRIES
If you are injured while visiting Massachusetts from another state or country, there are important steps you should take to preserve your rights to compensation for your injuries, regardless of whether your injuries are new or an aggravation to a pre-existing condition. Massachusetts attracts over 20 million visitors each year, including vacationers and business travelers. […]
$7.5 Million Liquor Liability Settlement for Injured Motorcycle Passenger
Shortly after midnight, on the main street of a local town in metro-Boston, the 20-year-old boyfriend operates his motorcycle in a 30-mph zone. He approaches a curve in the road which he was very familiar with. The boyfriend brakes hard. The motorcycle skids, the boyfriend loses control and jumps off the motorcycle. The female passenger […]
BARS AND CLUBS TO REOPEN … LIQUOR LIABILITY CASES TO FOLLOW
Bars and nightclubs across Massachusetts are starting to re-open as the pandemic restrictions are gradually reduced. Bars will be allowed to re-open for Memorial Day weekend, and nightclubs will be able to open up on August 1. That is certainly something a lot of people will be excited about, and some may get a bit […]
PERSONAL UMBRELLA POLICIES MAY NOW COVER INJURIES CAUSED BY NEGLIGENT MOTORISTS
A few years ago, I wrote about Arthur Vee’s case. Arthur was riding his motorcycle when he was cut off by a motorist who was turning left into a gas station. Arthur suffered horrific, permanent injuries to his leg. The defendant operator had $250,000 of coverage on his auto policy; however, I discovered after filing […]
INJURED MASSACHUSETTS POLICE OFFICER WINS ARBITRATION FOR AGGRAVATION OF PREEXISTING CONDITION
Preexisting conditions do not prevent you from recovering compensation for injuries caused by someone else’s negligence. The law in in Massachusetts is clear, you are entitled to full compensation for any aggravation of a preexisting condition, which means compensation for however the condition is made worse. This is just as true for Massachusetts Police Officers […]
$128,519 ARBITRATION AWARD FOLLOWING $2,321 OFFER FROM DEFENDANT’S INSURER
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 […]
$100,000 ARBITRATION AWARD AFTER REJECTING $3,000 FINAL OFFER FROM CLIENT’S INSURER FOR WRIST INJURY
There was never any question who was at fault for the motor vehicle accident – Jane Dose crossed over double yellow lines and crashed into the front driver’s side of a vehicle in which my client, Karla Platte, was a front seat passenger. Rather, there were disagreements as to the dollar value of Mrs. Platte’s […]
$100,000 FOR MASSACHUSETTS POLICE OFFICER INJURED IN CAR ACCIDENT BY HIT AND RUN DRIVER WHILE ON A DETAIL
What happens when a car hits a Massachusetts Police Officer on duty and drives away before anyone catches its license plate? The officer’s salary and medical bills will be covered under Chapter 41, but who pays for all the overtime and detail shifts that officer misses while out injured and the massive disruption to the […]
$250,000 FOR OFFICER INJURED ON ROAD DETAIL WHO LEARNED A VALUABLE LESSON FROM A PRIOR INJURY
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 […]