Settlements & Verdicts

Negligent Security - In 1994, an eleven year old girl was sexually assaulted by a thirteen year old male at an apartment complex where the family resided in West Haven, Connecticut. As a result of the assault, the girl suffered from several injuries including severe mental trauma, post traumatic stress disorder, flashbacks to the assault, depression and suicidal thoughts. Suit was instituted against the owner and manager of the apartment complex in New Haven Superior Court. Following the pre-trial that was held the day this trial was scheduled to commence, the parties settled the case for a significant figure. The terms of this settlement are confidential.

Slip and Fall - In January 2010, a forty-five year old woman, was caused to slip and fall on black ice located in a parking lot of a commercial shopping plaza in Wallingford, Connecticut. As a result of the accident, the plaintiff sustained various injuries including a herniated disc at L3-4, herniated disc at C5-6, left hand numbness and an injury to her left shoulder resulting in adhesive capsulitis in the shoulder. Suit was instituted against the owner of the shopping plaza, who was also responsible to maintain the parking lot during the winter months, in New Haven Superior Court. Following a mediation that was held before trial, the parties settled for the sum of $100,000.00.

Legal Malpractice - In 1987, a fifty-eight year old woman was operating a Connecticut Transit bus when her bus was rear ended by a garbage truck owned by a local town. As a result of the accident, the woman sustained various injuries including two herniated discs in her lumbar spine requiring her to undergo surgery on her back. The woman had retained an attorney who had failed to send written notice to the town within the requisite six months and also failed to file suit against the town and the operator of the garbage truck. Attorney Michael Foley was retained by the woman in the case and instituted suit against the responsible attorney and her law firm for legal malpractice. Shortly before trial, the case settled for a significant figure. The terms of the settlement are confidential.

slip and fall accident - In 2010, a thirty-five year old Southington man sustained a severe sprain to her his ankle when he was caused to slip and fall on snow that was located on steps of an apartment building in Meriden, Connecticut. As a result of the injuries, he had to undergo extensive treatment on his left ankle including manipulation under anesthesia. Suit was instituted against the owner and property manager for the subject premises. The case settled shortly before trial for the sum of $110,000.00.

Lead Poisoning- A 3 year old Waterbury girl was diagnosed with lead poisoning following a routine blood test by her pediatrician. The case settled for the total sum of $200,000.

Premises Liability- 35 year old man sustained injuries to his left knee including a tear in the anterior horn of the medial meniscus and condromalacia patella, as well as a dislocation of the right shoulder, after he fell on ice at the SNET garage in Norwalk, Connecticut.  The client was subsequently required to undergo arthroscopic surgery on the left knee and his doctors indicated that he would need surgery on the right shoulder in the future.  The case settled for $80,000.00 shortly before trial.

Motor vehicle accident- 31 year old man sustained injuries to his back including a lumbar disc herniation at L5-S1 following a head on collision.  The case initially settled for the tortfeasor's policy limits of $50,000.00 and then settlement was reached with the client's underinsured motorist carrier for $30,000.00, for a total settlement of $80,000.00.

Motor vehicle accident - 77 year old woman sustained a torn rotator cuff in her shoulder while a passenger in a motor vehicle that was struck by another vehicle. The case proceeded to a binding arbitration and the arbitrator awarded the client the sum of $82.187.70.

Premises Liability - 45 year old man sustained injuries to his knee including a tear of the anterior crucitate ligament (ACL) and a tear of the lateral meniscus when he slipped and fell on icy stairs at the apartment where he lived. The client also developed a septic knee as a result of his injuries and had to undergo several surgeries on his knee.
The case settled for $180,000.00 shortly before trial.

Premises Liability - 44 year old delivery man slipped and fell on grease that was located on the steps leading to the basement of a restaurant where he was attempting to make a delivery. The client sustained multiple injuries including a tear of the medial meniscus of his left knee.
The case settled for $175,000.00 following a mediation that was held shortly before trial.

Motor vehicle accident - 51 year old woman was rear ended by another vehicle that had stopped behind her vehicle that was in turn rear ended by a third vehicle, causing her to sustain injuries to her neck and back. The client primarily treated with a chiropractor. The defendant was insured by Allstate.
The case settled for $35,000.00 following two days of jury selection.

Premises Liability - 25 year old woman sustained an injury to her back when she slipped and fell on water on the floor of a Shoprite Supermarket.
The case settled for $52,500.00 prior to trial.

Workers' Compensation - 27 year old woman sustained an injury to her knee while employed by Friendly's Corporation.
The case settled following a hearing before the Workers' Compensation Commission for $22,500.00.

Motor vehicle accident - 78 year old woman sustained a fracture of her hip when her 83 year old husband attempted to drive away after she had opened the rear door of her vehicle and was reaching into the backseat. The client was later caused to undergo surgery of her hip and the case later settled for the husband's policy limits of $100,000.00 with Allstate Insurance Company before suit was instituted.

Motor vehicle accident - 21 year old woman from England who was working as a camp counselor in Connecticut over the summer was a passenger in a motor vehicle that was struck by a drunk driver. The client sustained scarring to her face and head and developed emotional trauma from the accident.
The case settled for the defendant's policy limits of $50,000.00 after suit was filed.

Motor vehicle accident - 50 year old woman was injured when her vehicle was rear-ended by the operator of another vehicle who drove away after he struck the client's vehicle. The evading operator was uninsured and was later found to be in prison on unrelated charges. A claim was made for uninsured motorist benefits and the case proceeded to a binding arbitration where the arbitrator awarded the client the sum of $66,668.84.

Motor vehicle accident - An entire family consisting of a husband, wife, son and daughter were stopped at a red light when the operator of another vehicle struck their vehicle head on and fled the accident scene. All four family members sustained neck and back injuries and treated with a chiropractor.
The case settled for a total of $70,500.00 prior to trial.

Motor vehicle accident - 42 year old man was injured when his vehicle was rear ended by a large wrecker truck as he was sitting in traffic on I-91 in Meriden, Connecticut. The client sustained injuries to his neck and back in the accident.
The case settled for $74,000.00 shortly before trial.

Motor vehicle accident - 38 year old woman sustained injuries to her neck, back and knee when her vehicle was struck by another vehicle as she was driving through the parking lot of the Meriden Mall.
The case settled for the defendant's policy limits of $50,000.00 shortly after suit was filed.

Motor vehicle accident - 52 year old man was struck by another vehicle that proceeded through a blinking red light and broadsiding his vehicle. The client sustained injuries to his left hand and wrist in the accident.
The case settled for the defendant's policy limits of $25,000.00 prior to suit.

Motor vehicle accident - 18 year old man was rear-ended by another vehicle as he was proceeding on I-84 in Newtown, causing him to sustain neck and back injuries. The client treated with a chiropractor. After the other operator's policy limits of $20,000.00 were obtained prior to suit, a claim was made for underinsured motorist benefits against the client's insurance company. The case proceeded to a binding arbitration and the arbitrator awarded the client the total sum of $30,200.00, less the amount recovered by the other operator's insurance company.

Motor vehicle accident - 68 year old woman, her 42 year old son and 50 year old daughter-in-law were passengers in a vehicle that was rear ended by a delivery truck, when the woman's husband stopped near a cross walk because he observed a boy starting to cross in the crosswalk with his bicycle. The woman sustained multiple fractured ribs and was hospitalized for several days. The son and daughter-in-law sustained relatively minor injuries.
The case settled for the sum of $100,00.00 shortly before trial.

Train Accident - Engineer injured by a runaway high rail crane while working on a flatbed high rail vehicle in Queens, New York.
Case settled for $8,000,000.00 following the second day of mediation.

Medical Malpractice - Failure to diagnose subarachnoid hemorrhage in a 43 year old woman resulting in her death.
Case settled for $1,000,000.00.

Motorcycle accident - 40 year old motorcyclist was struck and killed by a vehicle which made an improper left-hand turn.
Case settled for $850,000.00 prior to suit.

Premises Liability - 13 year old boy sustained a severe eye injury when struck by a motor vehicle when playing manhunt with other children at a friend's house.
Jury verdict of $485,000.00 against the homeowner who was responsible for supervising the children.

Motor Vehicle Accident - Mother and son were struck head on by a drunk driver. The mother sustained extensive facial scarring in the accident.
Case settled for $431,500.00.

Motor Vehicle Accident - Husband and wife were rear-ended by a vehicle while waiting to tum into their property. The husband sustained an odontoid fracture of the cervical spine which caused him to undergo a posterior C 1-2 fusion with instrumentation surgery.
The case settled for $300,000.00.

Motor Vehicle Accident - 20 year old man sustained soft tissue injuries to his neck and back when he was struck by a motor vehicle while walking near his home.
Arbitration award of $72,000.00.

Motor Vehicle Accident - 22 year old woman sustained a traumatic brain injury and other injuries while a passenger in a van that was involved in a single vehicle roll over accident in Vermont.
Case settled for $300,000.00 prior to trial.

Motor Vehicle Accident - 42 year old woman was struck by a speeding vehicle as she attempted to make a left-hand turn while leaving her place of employment.
Case settled for $250,000.00 prior to trial.

Workers' Compensation - Partial settlement in the amount of $240,000.00 for past and future COLAS for a 51 year old man who was injured in a slip and fall at work.
Case remains open.

Motor Vehicle Accident - 45 year old woman sustained injuries to her neck and back in a rear-end motor vehicle accident.
Case settled for $190,000.00

Motor Vehicle Accident - 41 year old man was struck by a vehicle while exiting the highway resulting in herniated discs in his neck, which required him to undergo cervical discectomy and fusion surgery.
Case settled for $250,000.00 prior to trial.

Underinsured Motorist Claim - 47 year old man was rear-ended by an underinsured driver resulting in a herniated disc to his neck.
Arbitration award of $140,000.00 against the underinsured motorist carrier.

Motor Vehicle Accident - 43 year old man sustained a scaphoid fracture of the wrist when he was struck head on by another driver.
Case settled for $ 135,000.00 shortly before trial.

Uninsured Motorist - 46 year old woman struck by an uninsured driver resulting in injuries to her shoulder and knee.
Case settled for $125,000.00 with her uninsured motorist carrier.

Premises Liability - Arbitration award in the amount of $74,334.12 for a 40 year old woman who fell while delivering mail at a homeowners' property.

Premises Liability - Settlement of $100,000.00 for a 63 year old woman who tripped and fell while exiting a store.

Motor Vehicle Accident - 24 year old man sustained a herniated disc in his back following an accident while a passenger in a company owned van. Client was required to undergo an anterior lumbar discectomy and fusion surgery with insertion of interfixed cages.
Case settled for $300,000.00.

Uninsured Motorist Claim - 22 year old man sustained facial scarring while a passenger in an uninsured vehicle which struck a concrete wall.
Case settled for Allstate's uninsured motorist policy limits of $100,000.00.

Construction Accident - 40 year old male Pipe fitter/HVAC mechanic sustained a severe injury to his knee when he fell through an open expansion joint during construction at a hospital. Client was required to undergo three surgeries on his knee including an arthroscopy with chondroplasty and arthroscopy, debridement and micofracture of the medial femoral condyle and an arthrotomy and autologous chondrocyte implantation of the trochlear groove and the medial femoral condyle.
Case settled for $225,000.00.

Premises Liability- 32 year old woman sustained displaced fractures to both elbows when she slipped and fell on ice in a parking lot at work. Client was required to undergo open reduction and internal fixation surgeries on both elbows.
Case settled for $160,000.00.

Dog Bite - 38 year old man bit in the face by a Dalmatian while on the homeowners' premises.
Settlement for $90,000.00.

Premises Liability - 43 year old woman sustained a traumatic brain injury when she was struck in the head by a case of water while shopping at a Stop & Shop Supermarket.
Case settled for $250,000.00.

Motor Vehicle Accident - 45 year old garbage truck driver was struck by a truck while standing next to his vehicle which was parked at a loading dock.
Case settled for $125,000.00.

Motor Vehicle Accident - 25 year old female passenger sustained post traumatic stress disorder following a motor vehicle accident when her vehicle was struck by a drunk driver.
Case settled for Allstate's policy limits of $100,000.00.

Premises Liability - 88 year old man sustained a fractured hip when he tripped and fell on interior stairs at a hotel that lacked a handrail.
Case settled prior to trial for $150,000.00.

Premises Liability/ Reckless Service of Alcohol to an Intoxicated Person - 44 year old man was killed in a motor vehicle accident after he was served alcohol at an establishment when he was legally intoxicated.
Case settled for $75,000.00 following a mediation after suit was instituted.

Premises Liability - 41 year old man slipped and fell in water on the floor of a supermarket.
Case settled for $50,000.00 shortly after suit was commenced.

Premises Liability - 41 year old man sustained a severe bum on his leg when served hot coffee at a McDonald's Restaurant.
Case settled for $30,000.00 prior to suit.

Negligent Security Claim/Sexual Assault - Eleven year old girl was sexually assaulted while a tenant at an apartment complex.
The case settled on the day of trial and the terms of the settlement are confidential.

Sports Accident - Eleven year old girl sustained injuries to her teeth during gymnastics class.
Case settled for $37,000.00 prior to trial.

Premises Liability - 50 year old woman sustained multiple injuries including blunt trauma to her face and a nasal bone fracture when she slipped and fell on ice at a car wash.
Case settled for $55,000.00.

Legal Malpractice - 63 year old woman sustained a herniated disc in her neck when the bus that she was operating was struck by a town garbage truck. Client was required to undergo cervical fusion surgery. Suit was filed against her attorneys after they failed to institute suit against the town within the applicable statute of limitations period.
Case settled prior to trial and the terms of the settlement are confidential.

Fraud and Negligent Misrepresentation - As barter for rendering typographical services, a typographer received alleged rare coins from a coin dealer who grossly misrepresented the grading and value of the coins. Plaintiffs verdict, including punitive damages, of $80,000.00 was upheld on appeal to the Appellate Court in Naughton vs. Hager, 29 Conn. App. 181, cert. denied, 224, Conn. 920 (1992).

Motor Vehicle accident- two British nannies injured in motor vehicle  collision. Verdict for 125,000. Reprint from CTLA Law Reporter



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