Personal Injury Case Results – Wrongful Death
Subdural Hematoma – Wrongful Death; $2.75 Million
In 2011, the plaintiff’s decedent was operating a vehicle on a Massachusetts roadway when another vehicle, operated by the defendant, allegedly swerved into his lane of travel and stuck his vehicle head-on. The force of the impact was severe and the defendant operator died as a result of the injuries he sustained in the crash.
Trial report for this wrongful death case
Dram Shop – Wrongful Death; $225,000
The plaintiffs’ decedent, a 25 year-old man, visited a cocktail lounge located in the defendant’s hotel and consumed several “Long Island Iced Teas” within a 4-hour period. The plaintiffs’ decedent was an employee of the hotel and stayed in the lounge after closing and served himself beer from the tap. The plaintiffs’ decedent exited the lounge at approximately 3:30 a.m., and despite being extremely intoxicated, he attempted to drive himself home. En route, the plaintiffs’ decedent car exited the roadway and plummeted into Stony Brook River, killing him. This case was complicated by the decedent’s driving record, which included two prior DUI convictions, and the defendant’s argument that the negligence on the decedent’s part was greater than the defendant’s negligence, and thereby precluding liability. The case settled after one full day of mediation.
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