Ms. AB was an educator. While driving home one evening, a car headed in the opposite direction suddenly turned in front of her resulting in a collision. Our client’s car was totaled. Ms. AB suffered a broken wrist which required surgery as well as various bruises and contusions. The driver of the other vehicle was a foreign student who left the country shortly after the accident. Ms. AB’s medical bills as a result of the injuries amounted to thousands of dollars. This office initiated a lawsuit in the Middlesex Superior Court. We enlisted the help of an orthopedic specialist from Massachusetts General Hospital to evaluate her injuries and evaluate her permanent loss of function. As a result of the efforts of this office, Ms AB received a settlement of seventy-five thousand ($75,000.00) dollars together with the payment of her medical bills together with the cost of replacement of her vehicle.
Ms. KM was a passenger on a motorcycle operated by her husband. A car approaching the motorcycle from the opposite direction suddenly turned in front of them. Ms. KM was thrown from the bike striking her head on the curb. Ms. KM would spend months in a coma before regaining consciousness. After release from the hospital she began to exhibit the symptoms of severe head injury which went unnoticed. Family and co-workers made excuses for the changes in her personality and cognitive abilities. Prior to this accident, Ms. KM was an educator. Following this accident and her head injury she could no longer function in that capacity. She was eventually forced to retire. As a result of the work of this office, a lawsuit was filed. Experts in neuropsychology were hired to evaluate and detail the loss of cognitive ability. As a result of our efforts Ms. KM received a structured settlement valued at 1.3 million dollars. The settlement provided her with enough cash to purchase a home, lump sum cash payments over a 15-year period together with a monthly annuity with a 4% annual cost of living increase to provide for her future needs.