Personal Injury Synopses
Single Car Collision, Traumatic Brain Injury
Our client, a 42 year old husband and father of two children, was critically injured when he fell asleep at the wheel and his automobile crashed into a tree. The safety features of the automobile did not perform adequately and the unsafe seatbelt allowed him to slide into the steering column; the steering column failed to collapse, and the integrity of the drivers' compartment did not withstand the low speed collision. Our client sustained severe physical injuries, as well as a traumatic brain injury. The case settled after filing suit for a confidential amount.
Motorcycle Accidents, Severe Leg Injury
Our client, a 52 year old male, was traveling on I-93 North when he was struck by a motor vehicle attempting to make an improper U-turn. He was airlifted to a Boston hospital for emergency medical attention for his injuries, which included a severe fracture and laceration of his leg. He received medical care which consisted of multiple surgeries, physical therapy, rehabilitation and wound management. His injury resulted in a permanent disability. The case settled before suit for a confidential amount.
Rear End Collision, Neck Injuries
Our client, a wife and mother of three young children, was rear ended when she stopped to avoid a pedestrian in the roadway. Her car was hit from behind and sustained moderate rear-end damage. She sustained a severe strain to her cervical and lumbar spine for which she received medical treatment. After approximately seven months of physical therapy, she recovered from her injuries. The insurance company settled the case for a confidential amount after paying lost wages, medical expenses, and repairing the damage to her car.
Rear-end Collision Requiring Chiropractic Treatments
Our 20 year old client was injured when her vehicle was rear-ended by a careless driver. She sustained cervical sprain and lumbar strain. After treating with a chiropractor for approximately 14 weeks, her injuries resolved. We successfully reached a pre-suit settlement with the insurance company, which compensated our client for the damage to her automobile, her lost wages, her medical bills, and significant compensation for the pain and suffering associated with her injuries.
A 10 year old child attended a local fair with her parents where antique machinery was being displayed. The machinery was displayed in a hands-on fashion for adults and children to touch and feel. This very curious young girl was doing exactly that when one of the gears on the machine slipped cutting the tip of her index finger. Surgeons at a local medical facility were able to carefully reattach the tip of her finger. With the assistance of cosmetic surgeons, the finger almost appears normal and this young girl has regained the majority of her flexibility and dexterity with the finger. A settlement was reached, after filing a lawsuit but before going to trial. The child's mother was appointed guardian of her estate and the funds have been invested for this young girl until she reaches the age of 18.
Retaining Wall at Local School Collapses Causing Injury to Young Boy
Our 11 year old client was a student at a local elementary school. Following his after school program, he was sitting on a retaining wall in the parking lot of the school waiting for his parents to pick him up. The retaining wall was improperly designed and installed, and, for no apparent reason, collapsed severely injuring a portion of this young man's leg. Numerous surgeries were performed to repair his injured leg, which surgeries were followed by many months of physical therapy and disability. A favorable settlement was reached on behalf of this young man. His mother was appointed guardian over his estate and the funds were invested on his behalf until he reaches the age of majority.
Viscous Dog Bite, Facial lacerations
Our client, a 12 year old girl, was severely injured by a domesticated greyhound dog, which was previously used as a race dog. Without warning or provocation, the greyhound bit our client in her face, causing severe facial lacerations and injuries which required significant plastic surgery. A confidential settlement agreement was reached on behalf of our client. The settlement funds were invested in an annuity, which will be paid to her after her 18th birthday.
Grocery Store Slip and Fall, Neck and Back Injuries
Our client, a 62 year old woman, was injured when she slipped and fell in a grocery store isle on an unknown liquid. The isle clerk admitted to being aware of the slippery substance, which had previously been reported, but not yet cleaned. Our client suffered severe neck and back injuries, for which she underwent many months of physical therapy treatment. This case resolved prior to suit for a favorable settlement amount, which included payment for our client's pain and suffering, lost wages, and an amount for loss of consortium for her husband.
Motorcycle Accidents, Collision with an Uninsured Motorist
Our client was riding his motorcycle in Londonderry, New Hampshire when a truck suddenly pulled out in front of him. Our client braked hard to avoid the truck, but despite his best efforts, was hit by the truck and thrown off his motorcycle onto the ground. To add insult to injury, the truck driver had no automobile insurance. Our client underwent months of physical therapy to resolve his shoulder injuries. Ultimately, he had surgery to repair his torn rotator cuff. Our client incurred significant medical bills and lost wages resulting from his NH motorcycle accident.
Our client sought legal assistance from the motorcycle accident attorneys at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. Attorney Tenn brought a New Hampshire uninsured motorist claim against our client's own motorcycle policy, because the at-fault driver did not have any automobile insurance against which to bring a claim. Attorney Tenn successfully settled our client's claim for approximately Ninety Thousand Dollars ($90,000). Our client received compensation for his medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and his motorcycle property damage.
Bicycle Accidents, Negligence Victim
In August, 2010, our client was riding his bicycle on a nature trail in Manchester, New Hampshire. As he rounded a corner, he suddenly noticed that two maintenance workers were blocking the trail. Our client applied his brakes, but was unable to stop and crashed to the ground. Our client sustained a concussion and fractured both of his arms. He was taken by ambulance to the Catholic Medical Center where he was treated for his injuries. Our client underwent a lengthy course of physical therapy to resolve his arm fractures.
Attorney Tenn initiated a claim against the maintenance company whose workers were negligently blocking the trail. Attorney Tenn successfully settled the case for an amount that provided our client with compensation for his medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering, all as allowed under NH law.
2009 Automobile Collision – Whiplash Injuries and Ankle Pain
In October, 2009, Patricia was driving on Chestnut Street in Manchester, New Hampshire when another motorist failed to stop at a posted stop sign and crashed into Patricia's automobile. Patricia's vehicle sustained extensive front end damage and, due to the pain that she was immediately experiencing, she was transported by ambulance to the emergency room for medical care and attention. According to the on-call physician, Patricia sustained whiplash injuries to her neck along with minor injuries to her foot and ankle. Patricia contacted the insurance company for the at-fault driver who immediately offered her a small settlement, even though Patricia was still receiving ongoing and active medical care for her injuries. Not comfortable dealing with the insurance company any longer, Patricia contacted Tenn And Tenn, P.A. for legal representation.
The personal injury attorneys at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. scheduled an immediate appointment with Patricia to discuss her motor vehicle accident and her concerns. Tenn And Tenn, P.A. contacted all involved insurance companies, including the automobile insurance carrier for Patricia and the at-fault party. Once Patricia reached a maximum medical endpoint and completed all of her medical care, Tenn And Tenn, P.A. worked to secure Patricia a full, fair and adequate settlement. Patricia had incurred medical bills from her physical therapy visits, chiropractic care and orthopedic treatment, all of which were necessary to assist in her rehabilitation. Attorney Tenn settled Patricia's bodily injury claim with the at-fault driver's insurance company for Seventy Five Thousand Dollars ($75,000). Patricia received full compensation for her property damage, her physical injuries, including pain and suffering, and the lost wages she incurred as a result of the at-fault driver's negligence.
Physical Force Used on Student Resulting in Broken Bones
In November, 2009, a young student was attending a special needs school for children with behavioral and emotional disorders. Employees of the school are trained to deal with students' strong emotional outbursts and are authorized by the school to use physical restraint, if necessary. After the child had an emotional outburst following a verbal altercation with another student, he was physically restrained by a staff member at his school. The employee used such force in taking the child "to the ground", that the child sustained a broken tibia. The child underwent closed reduction surgery where screws were placed in his ankle.
The family contacted Attorney Tenn to investigate the incident. A claim was initiated against the special needs school on behalf of the child for the injury he sustained due to the excessive force used by the teacher. After voluntary settlement talks with the school's insurance company came to a standstill, Attorney Tenn placed the matter into mediation and obtained a settlement of Seventy Five Thousand Dollars ($75,000) for the child. Thereafter, Attorney Tenn helped the child and his family place the monies into a structured annuity, such that the funds will continue to increase until the child reaches the age of majority.
Motorcycle Rear-Ended – Torn Meniscus Knee Injury
On a sunny day in August, 2010, Paul was riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle through the town of Bedford, New Hampshire. While stopped at a traffic light, Paul was struck from behind on his motorcycle by a woman who was not paying attention. Paul sustained significant injuries to his knee including a meniscal tear. Paul underwent surgery to repair the torn meniscus and treated with months of painful physical therapy to rehabilitate his knee. In the eight (8) months following the motorcycle accident, Paul incurred significant medical bills.
A claim was brought by the NH Motorcycle Accident Attorneys at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. on Paul's behalf against the negligent driver who struck him from behind. Compensation was sought for Paul's motorcycle damage, lost wages, medical bills, and for the permanent disability he sustained to his right knee. Attorney Tenn settled Paul's case prior to presentment to a jury for approximately One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000). Following Paul's settlement award, Attorney Tenn negotiated Paul's outstanding medical bills to minimize the repayment amount, which in turn, helped maximize Paul's in-pocket financial recovery.
Taxi Accident with Mother and Children Passengers – Concussion and Whiplash Injuries
Missy and her children were traveling in a taxi cab in Manchester, New Hampshire in October, 2010, when the taxi driver crossed a double yellow line into oncoming traffic, causing a serious collision. Missy sustained injuries including a concussion, lacerations to her face and contusions to her chest, back and legs. As a result of the collision, Missy spent three days in the hospital. Missy was diagnosed with post-concussive syndrome and whiplash injuries. She reported to a neurologist to treat her memory loss and headaches which developed following the collision; and to a physical therapist to treat her neck and back pain. Missy's two (2) young children sustained minor injuries which resolved quickly.
Missy contacted Tenn And Tenn, P.A.'s personal injury attorneys to handle her claims against the negligent taxi driver. Attorney Tenn settled each child's personal injury case and obtained a Ninety Thousand Dollar ($90,000) settlement for Missy. Our injury lawyers also worked to negotiate down her health insurance lien in order to maximize her financial recovery.