On November 1, 2019, Samantha was riding as a passenger in a vehicle that was traveling east on Route 6 in Seekonk, MA when a vehicle traveling south on Route 136 entered the intersection and the 2 vehicles collided. As a result of the collision, Samantha sustained a fractured left patella requiring surgery.A wind storm had knocked the power out and therefore traffic lights were not operational in the area at the time of the collision. The insurer for the Defendant argued that the town was liable, however we were able to gather sufficient evidence that despite the non functioning traffic light that our client still had the right of way and the Defendant was negligent. After Mediation Attorney Nel Destefano from Brian Cunha & Associates was able to settle the case for the policy limits.
The plaintiff, 46, from Fall River MA. was treated with Cool Sculpting a fat reduction treatment designed to Contour & sculpt your body through a radio frequency device. Due to operator error the Plaintiff suffered burns to her abdomen. After suit was filed Brian Cunha from Brian Cunha and Associates settled the case before mediator Suzanne Del Vecchio at Commonwaelth Mediation at an all day session.
The plaintiff, 56, tripped as he walked along a 30″ concrete wall separating two parking lots for businesses in Newport, RI. As a result of the trip the Plaintiff fell over the wall into the adjacent parking lot resulting in an arterial injury and the loss of his leg. Brian Cunha & Associates retained a construction expert who opined that the wall violated the local building code regulations requiring that a fence or barrier should have been constructed on top of the wall to prevent the very type of occurrence, resulting in the Plaintiffs injury. After discovery the case was mediated by Attorney Bill Poore from Providence Rhode Island and after a day long mediation the case settled for the above amount.
Plaintiff resides in Abington, MA – Accident occurred in Abington, MA
The Plaintiff, age 52, was involved in a motor vehicle accident when the Defendant went through a stop sign and struck her vehicle. The Plaintiff sustained injuries to her wrist, ankle, back and neck wherein she underwent extensive treatment. The insurance company’s initial offer on the case was $12,000. The position of the insurance company was that the Plaintiff’s injuries were pre-existing. The other issue in the case was that the Plaintiff’s SUV only sustained $75 in damage. Attorney Sharon D. Sybel retained the services of a physician who examined the Plaintiff and reviewed all of her medical records. The doctor was able to opine that although there was minor damage to the Plaintiff’s vehicle, the position of the Plaintiff’s hands on the steering wheel and her foot on the brake at the time of impact, was the cause of her injuries at the time of the accident.
After testimony from the Plaintiff and Defendant at the arbitration hearing, the arbitrator awarded the Plaintiff $172,044.50.