Case Results

Head on Car Collision

Our client had the right of way as she passed through a green traffic signal when another vehicle ran a red left turn traffic signal and collided head on with our client’s vehicle. Among physical injuries, our client witnessed the severity of the injuries of the passengers of the other vehicle and suffered PTSD as a result. Within one year from the date of accident, we were able to secure the full Bodily Injury and Underinsured policy limits for our client.

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Head on Collision – $300,000.00 Settlement

Client was an elderly woman who was driving her vehicle on a Worcester highway when she was hit head on by a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction. The crash was violent and our client was caused to suffer multiple fractures and sprains. Client was able to recover very well in a short period of time and we were able to recover a settlement for the policy limits of $300,000.00.

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OUI – .18 Breath Test – Not Guilty

Our client was stopped by police after leaving a bar in Paxton, MA at 2:15am and committing marked lanes violations. The officer reported her having an odor of alcohol and slurred speech and asked her to perform field sobriety tests. After failing the field tests the officer placed her under arrest for OUI and transferred her to the station where she consented to a breath test which registered over double the legal limit at .18 BAC. A careful examination of the evidence determined that a contaminating event occurred before the breath test and we made a motion to suppress the breath test results. The judge agreed with use and the results were suppressed. Our client was later found NOT GUILTY after trial.

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Sexual Assault by Teacher – $300,000.00 Settlement

Clients were four young girls that alleged they were each sexually assaulted by a former teacher many years before when they were in the 3rd grade. Each client came forward at different times and gave very similar descriptions as to what happened to them. After the criminal case concluded, we brought suit against both the teacher and the school for various claims. The case presented difficulty as both defendants denied liability and the allegations took place many years prior. Approximately two years into the litigation, and after extensive investigation, the cases settled at mediation awarding our clients $300,000.00.

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OUI – .17 Breath Test – Not Guilty

Our client was travelling home late one night in Leicester when she was pulled over for speeding and marked lanes violations. The officer reported her having an odor of alcohol and slurred speech and asked her to perform field sobriety tests. After failing the field tests, the officer placed her under arrest for OUI and transferred her to the station where she consented to a breath test which registered over double the legal limit at .17 BAC. A careful examination of the evidence determined that a contaminating event occurred before the breath test and we made a motion to suppress the breath test results which was allowed. Our client was later found NOT GUILTY after trial.

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Hostage Victim – $150,000.00 Settlement

Client was a 15 year old boy that was lured into a garage by a few older teenagers. He was held against his will and was beaten over the next several hours. During this incident, our client was even held at gun point and pistol whipped. After the criminal case concluded against the older teenagers, we made demand upon the insurance companies that covered them. Though the insurance carriers denied liability pursuant to the “intentional act exclusion”, we were able to secure a settlement for our client at mediation in the amount of $150,000.00.

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OUI – .14 Breath Test – Not Guilty

Our Client was arrested and charged with OUI after police observed him make marked lanes violations at 12:20am. Client was asked to step from his vehicle and perform field sobriety tests which he was not able to do to the satisfaction of the officer. He was transported to the station where he consented to a breathalyzer test and registered a .14 BAC, almost double the legal limit. After careful examination of the procedures, we were able to show that the officers failed to follow proper breath test protocol and made a motion to suppress the breathalyzer results. The breath test was suppressed and the case was later tried before a jury and the client was found NOT GUILTY.

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Bicyclist Hit by Car – $100,000.00 Settlement

Client was in his early 40’s and was riding his bicycle through the city when he was struck by an elderly driver. Client was thrown from his bike and suffered a complicated ankle fracture. We were able to secure our client a policy limit settlement in the amount of $100,000.00 within a few months of the accident.

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3rd Offense OUI – Not Guilty

Client was arrested and charged with a 3rd Offense OUI, along with other counts, after police responded to the report of a motor vehicle accident. Officers arrested our client after he allegedly hit two parked cars and brought him to the police station where he was booked. Due to this being the client’s 3rd Offense, he faced up to 2 ½ years in the House of Correction and an extensive license loss. Though convicted of the other motor vehicle charges, the jury found our client NOT GUILTY on the OUI which would have carried a mandatory minimum jail sentence.

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Passenger Suffers Lacerated Liver

Client was the back seat passenger of a motor vehicle that was being driven by an intoxicated operator near Worcester. The driver struck a telephone pole head on and our client suffered various injuries with the most severe being a lacerated liver. Client was able to make a full recovery, though painful and lengthy. We were able to secure a $70,000.00 settlement for our client.

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