Personal Injury Litigation

Personal Injury Litigation

We have a wide range of experience with personal injury claims of all kinds. Whether you are injured on the job, at home, or anyplace else, we have the experience and expertise to handle your case successfully. We have tried to a verdict, and negotiated for significant settlements, hundreds of cases stemming from all kinds of situations – car accidents, boat accidents, defective machines and other products, landlord-tenant disputes, dog bites, obstacle courses, carnival rides, high voltage power lines, fires of different types and sources, construction sites, elevator maintenance, car rental contracts, hydraulic liftgates, industrial equipment of all kinds, loading docks, fence rollers, road and intersection design, alcohol-fueled altercations – and many more.  The cases have involved all kinds of personal injuries ranging from broken bones to scaring to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and death.

WE GET RESULTS

Conte v. Dayton Power & Light Co. - $3.5M Verdict plus $1M interest
Mr. Conte was painting a 120-foot watertower with high voltage power lines close by at a manufacturing plant in Sidney, Ohio.  Painting from top to bottom as he repelled down in a boatswains chair, when he got to the level of the power lines his extension pole hit one of the lines and he received a massive electrical shock.  The case went to trial against the plant’s owner and the local power company, and after three week at trial the jury awarded Mr. Conte $3.5 million. The power company refused to pay and took the case to the Court of Appeals where Mr. Murphy was again successful; the Court upheld the $3.5 million verdict and also awarded Conte almost $1 million in interest.  The Court’s decision is recorded at 215 F.3d 628 (2000).

Trucker v. Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P. - $450,000 Settlement

A truck driver was making a delivery in Rhode Island when he injured his shoulder – which his doctor later discovered to be a torn rotator cuff – while opening a lift gate on a Penske truck.  The lift gate had not been properly maintained but Penske fought the case by trying to blame the company that made the lift gate, Waltco Truck Equipment.  After collecting the evidence the Firm then brought a consumer protection claim against Penske who then agreed to attend Mediation.  After viewing the attached presentation. Penske agreed to pay $450,000 to settle the case and abandoned its claim that Waltco was responsible.

Worker v. Lundy’s Fence Company - $180,000 Settlement

Late one October night a Dunkin’ Donuts worker in Lynn, Massachusetts, had to close a sliding gate in a chain-link fence surrounding the store.  As she did so her hand got crushed in the unguarded pinch-point of the fence roller.   Fortunately her medical bills and lost wages were covered by workers’ compensation but pain and suffering were not, and never are.  The Firm was able to prove the company that installed the fence was liable for the worker’s injury.  Showing that the industry standard at the time required rollers to be guarded, and that guards were available when the defendant installed the fence, the Firm proved the poor installation was a cause of the injury.  Shortly before trial in Essex County the defendant’s insurer agreed to attend a day-long Mediation and settled for $180,000 which was more than the insurance company had set for its reserve.

OUR AREAS OF PERSONAL INJURY PRACTICE

Automobile Collisions
Have you been hurt in an automobile accident? We can help you recover damages for your bodily injuries for accidents involving the following:

  • No-fault Accidents
  • Drunk Driving Accident
  • Uninsured Motorist
  • Underinsured Motorist
  • Wrongful Death
  • Mechanical Defect / Malfunction
  • Highway Defects
  • Faulty Road and Intersection Design

Burn Injuries
Burns are among the most painful and long-lasting injuries one can suffer. We can recover damages for burns stemming from a variety of sources including:

  • Flame Burns
  • Chemical Burns
  • Electrical Burns
  • Contact Burns
  • Scald Burns
  • Ultraviolet Burns

Construction & Workplace Accidents
Have you suffered damages at work or while visiting a construction site? Here are some examples of the types of accidents that we handle:

  • Crane Collapses
  • Faulty Elevator Maintenance
  • Scaffolding Failure
  • Lack of Safety Equipment
  • Equipment Malfunction
  • Repetitive Motion Injuries
  • Lifting Injuries
  • Slip and Fall
  • Exposure to Toxic Substances
  • Employer Negligence

Premises Liability
Following are examples of the types of injuries a person might sustain due to poor property maintenance:

  • Porch Collapse
  • Roof Collapse
  • Fires
  • Elevator Drops
  • Stair Collapse
  • Lead Paint Poisoning
  • Mercury Poisoning
  • Asbestos Poisoning
  • Slip and Fall

Product Liability
Many injuries occur as a result of poor design, manufacturing defects, insufficient testing or warnings on various products, such as:

  • Pharmaceutical Products
  • Food Products/Containers
  • Childcare Products/Children’s Toys
  • Industrial Equipment
  • Automotive Parts
  • Machinery
  • Medical Devices
  • Household Products

Medical Malpractice
Are you a victim of insufficient medical care, such as:

  • Wrong Diagnosis/Failure to Diagnose
  • Delayed Treatment
  • Improper Treatment
  • Lack of Informed Consent
  • Pharmaceutical Errors
  • Surgical Errors
  • Emergency Room Errors
  • Birth Injuries
  • Hospital Negligence
  • Dental Malpractice
  • Chiropractor Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Malpractice or Abuse

Truck Accidents
Are you a trucker hurt on the job? Were you in an accident involving a truck?

  • Drunk Driving
  • Mechanical Defect/Malfunction
  • Employer Negligence/Liability
  • Truck Driver Error/Negligence
  • No-Zone Accidents