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ACCIDENT TYPE: Car Crash with fallen backhoe.
LOCATION: Route 128 in Waltham.
PLAINTIFF: 30 year old single male, white collar corporate company employee.
INJURIES: Herniated disc at L5-S1, aggravation of pre-existing lumber degenerative disc disease, 3 low back operations, substantial permanent partial impairment to the lumbo-sacral spine. Settled the day before trial was to start for $1.28 million dollars.

ACCIDENT TYPE: Car accident/hit by drunk driver.
LOCATION: Route 114 in Andover.
PLAINTIFF: 50 year old single male, gas station attendant.
INJURIES: Cervical sprain with aggravation of pre-existing degenerative joint disease, lumbar sprain with aggravation of pre-existing degenerative joint disease, permanent partial impairment of 10% of the whole person due to the neck and back impairments.
COURT: Essex County Superior Court in Lawrence.
JURY VERDICT: $350,000.00. Judgment with interest, $434,342.64.

ACCIDENT TYPE: Car accident in parking garage.
LOCATION: Cambridge.
PLAINTIFF: 56 year old male, auto mechanic.
INJURIES: Sprained left wrist and thumb, sprained left shoulder, tendonitis to the left thumb and left shoulder with permanent partial impairment to the left thumb and left shoulder.
COURT: Middlesex County Superior Court in Cambridge.
JURY VERDICT: $123,750.00. Judgment with interest, $176,890.73.

ACCIDENT TYPE: Car accident at intersection, fallen stop sign.
LOCATION: Winthrop.
PLAINTIFF: 82 year old widow.
INJURIES: Fractured left clavicle, permanent partial impairment to the left arm.
COURT: Middlesex Superior Court in Cambridge.
JURY VERDICT: $210,000.00. Judgment with interest, $261,450.70.

ACCIDENT TYPE: Car accident, rear-end collision.
LOCATION: Concord, Route 2.
PLAINTIFF: 35 year old divorced female, mother of 4, dental assistant.
INJURIES: Torn labrum of the right hip, sprained right knee, permanent partial impairment to the right hip and leg.
SETTLEMENT: $425,000.00.

ACCIDENT TYPE: Car accident, rear-end collision.
LOCATION: Danvers on Route 114.
PLAINTIFF: 66 year old married female, retired.
INJURIES: Cervical sprain with bulging disc at C5-C6, aggravation of pre-existing degenerative disc disease, cervical spine fusion operation at C5-C6 18 months after the accident, permanent partial impairment of the cervical spine.
ARBITRATION AWARD: In excess of the policy limits of $200,000.00. Case settled for policy limits of $200,000.00.

ACCIDENT TYPE: Car accident, Plaintiff's car struck by car exiting parking lot.
LOCATION: Waltham, Route 20
PLAINTIFF: 51 year old married male, laboratory worker at a manufacturing company.
INJURIES: Low back sprain, neck sprain, aggravation of pre-existing degenerative disc disease of the lumbar spine, disc protrusion at L4-L5, permanent partial impairment of the lumbar spine.
ARBITRATION AWARD: $125,000.00

ACCIDENT TYPE: Car accident, rear-ended.
LOCATION: Route 95/128 Waltham.
PLAINTIFFS: 36 year old female and 42 year old male, married couple, both employed, wife works for a private school and husband for a financial company.
INJURIES: Both sustained sprained neck and back, chiropractic treatment and physical therapy.
SETTLED: $50,000.00 for wife, $45,000.00 for husband.

ACCIDENT TYPE: Motorcycle cut off by car.
LOCATION: North Reading, Route 28.
PLAINTIFF: 45 year old male, single parent, operates and manages a business.
INJURIES: Fractured tibia and fibula of the right leg, two operations, permanent partial impairment to the right leg.
SETTLED: $600,000.00.

ACCIDENT TYPE: Motorcycle hit by drunk driver.
LOCATION: Mechanic Street, Foxboro.
PLAINTIFFS: 51 year old female and 53 year old male, married couple, riding on a motorcycle were struck by a drunk driver on his way home from his company summer picnic. Plaintiffs were both blue collar factory workers. The claims were against the company that hosted the picnic, the catering company that served the beer and the driver.
INJURIES: Male Plaintiff sustained fractures of his arms, pelvis, left leg and left ankle. Female Plaintiff sustained a left leg amputation above the knee.

Settled 3 weeks before trial date: $2.43 million dollars.

ACCIDENT TYPE: Trip and fall down stairs leaving work.
LOCATION: Oak Street, Newton.
PLAINTIFF: 47 year old single female, office administration work.
INJURIES: Concussion, mild traumatic brain injury with cognitive deficits and aggravation of pre-existing depression. The brain injury, cognitive deficits and depression were not diagnosed until approximately 25 months after the accident.

Settled by Mediation shortly before the trial date: $1.15 million ($950,000.00 for the third-party claim against the owner/landlord of the premises, $200,000.00 for workmen's compensation lump sum settlement).

ACCIDENT TYPE: Slip and fall on snow and ice, parking lot of commercial building.
LOCATION: Woburn.
PLAINTIFF: 55 year old married female, office administrative worker.
INJURIES: Fractured left wrist, left shoulder bursitis and capsulitis, multiple wrist and hand surgeries with complications, permanent partial impairment to the left arm and hand.
SETTLEMENT: $400,000.00.

ACCIDENT TYPE: Slip and fall on snow and ice, condominium parking lot.
LOCATION: Reading.
PLAINTIFF: 50 year old woman, clerical office worker.
INJURIES: Right ankle fracture.
SETTLEMENT: $85,000.00

ACCIDENT TYPE: Trip and fall, snow covered drain pipe on homeowner's sidewalk.
LOCATION Belmont.
PLAINTIFF: 60 year old male. Works as barber.
INJURIES: Right hip fracture, operation for a partial hip replacement, permanent partial impairment to the right leg.
SETTLEMENT: $100,0000.00 (homeowner's policy limit).

ACCIDENT TYPE: Trip and fall on debris at private home.
LOCATION: Melrose.
PLAINTIFF: 40 year old single male, mentally impaired man on SSI.
INJURIES: Fractured right hip, operation with insertion of screws to repair the fracture.
SETTLEMENT: $133,000.00.

ACCIDENT TYPE: Dog causing injury. Dog jumped into swimming pool at private house and accidentally scratched a guest's face.
LOCATION: Hubbardston.
PLAINTIFF: 20 year old male, kitchen worker in restaurant.
INJURIES: Laceration to face, stitches to repair the wound, left with facial scar.
SETTLEMENT: $75,000.00.

ACCIDENT TYPE: Fall from dance platform at club.
LOCATION: Boston.
PLAINTIFF: 25 year old female, single parent.
INJURIES: Fractured humerus of the left shoulder.
SETTLEMENT: Settled at mediation: $75,000.00

ACCIDENT TYPE: Construction site, fall from swing staging.
LOCATION: Everett gas tank terminal.
PLAINTIFF: 37 year old male, painter.
INJURIES: Low back sprain with aggravation of previously asymptomatic degenerative disc disease, permanent partial impairment of the lumbar spine.
SETTLEMENT: $150,000.00

ACCIDENT TYPE: Truck crash into rear-end of car.
LOCATION: Route 60, Revere.
PLAINTIFF: 49 year old married female.
INJURIES: Neck and back sprains, chronic and permanent low back pain and partial impairment.
ARBITRATION AWARD: $235,000.00, including pre-judgment interest.

ACCIDENT TYPE: Table saw accident- unguarded blade. Owner had removed guard.
LOCATION: Framingham.
PLAINTIFF: 35 year old female. Works as hairdresser.
INJURIES: Severed left thumb while using friend's table saw at friend's house.
SETTLEMENT: $300,000.00 (homeowner's insurance policy limits).

ACCIDENT TYPE: Construction- Worker's Compensation.
LOCATION: Boston.
PLAINTIFF: 38 years old, married male with 2 children.
INJURIES: Injured right hand jack hammering. Raynaud's syndrome to the right hand, multiple hand surgeries, permanent impairment to the right hand, disabled from construction work.
SETTLEMENT: Workmen's compensation lump sum settlement of $265,000.00 after previously recovering $158,000.00 in workmen's compensation weekly benefits.

ACCIDENT TYPE: Forklift accident in warehouse.
LOCATION: Woburn.
PLAINTIFF: 32 year old, married male, warehouse forklift operator. Co-worker struck Plaintiff with a clamp truck.
INJURIES: Fractured pelvis, peripheral nerve injury.
SETTLEMENT: After opening statements at Jury Trial at the Middlesex County Superior Court in Cambridge the case settled for $362,000.00.

ACCIDENT TYPE: Construction site-exploding fire hydrant.
LOCATION: Logan Airport, East Boston.
PLAINTIFF: 62 year old, married laborer.
INJURIES: Lumbosacral sprain, aggravation of pre-existing degenerative disc disease, disc herniations at L3-4 and L4-5 with sciatica into right leg.
SETTLEMENT: $490,000.00 ($350,000.00 for third-party claim against general contractor and property owner, $140,000.00 for workmen's compensation lump sum; also additional $126,000.00 was previously recovered in weekly workmen's compensation benefits).

ACCIDENT TYPE: Construction site slip and fall on icy step.
LOCAITON: Boston, MA residential condominium building.
PLAINTIFF: 25 year old single laborer.
INJURIES: Fractured ankle with onset of post-traumatic arthritis.
SETTLEMENT: $150,000.00.

ACCIDENT TYPE: Construction site - lifting materials.
LOCATION: Boston, MA commercial building.
PLAINTIFF: 40 year old married roofer.
INJURIES: Low back sprain superimposed upon pre-existing degenerative disc disease, lumbar spine surgery, permanent partial impairment of the lumbar spine.
SETTLEMENT: $150,000.00 workmen's compensation lump sum after previously recovering $79,000.00 in weekly workmen's compensation benefits.

ACCIDENT TYPE: Construction site - lifting heavy steel panel.
LOCATION: Everett, MA.
PLAINTIFF: 49 year old married laborer.
INJURIES: Cervical sprain with radiating pain into left arm, permanent partial impairment of the cervical spine.
SETTLEMENT: $103,700.00 workmen's compensation lump sum after previously recovering $89,000.00 in weekly workmen's compensation benefits.

ACCIDENT TYPE: Construction site- lifting heavy wooden plank.
LOCATION: Malden, MA.
PLAINTIFF: 39 year old married laborer.
INJURIES: Lumbar sprain, aggravation of pre-existing degenerative disc disease
SETTLEMENT: $50,000.00 workmen's compensation lump sum after previously recovering $99,200.00 in weekly workmen's compensation benefits.

ACCIDENT TYPE: Slip and fall on ice- condominium outdoor mailbox area.
LOCATION: Tewksbury, MA.
PLAINTIFF: 26 year old married, pregnant woman.
INJURIES: Torn cartilage in knee, post-surgical thrombophlebitis complication,
permanent partial knee impairment.
SETTLEMENT: $465,000.00.