Negligent Security Settlement

Two million dollar recovery for family of woman shot and killed while visiting apartment complex. We were able to demonstrate the apartment complex design and lack of security features made it a target for crime. Police officers, detectives, and expert witnesses were all utilized to showcase the failed security measures in place by defendants. The case was heavily worked-up and settled just days before trial.

$2,000,000.00

NEGLIGENT SECURITY

Man attacked outside of Boston nightclub walking to his car.

Victim alleged security failures led to heightened propensity for attack in neighboring parking lots and public streets.

$138,000.00

NEGLIGENT SECURITY

Man suffered gunshot injury by apartment complex intruder. Settled prior to trial.

$110,000.00

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES

Motor vehicle crash.

Fractured wrist in contested liability car crash. Defendant initially disputed liability. Case resolved following Defendant’s deposition.

$125,000.00

BAD-FAITH INSURANCE CLAIMS

Wire-fraud intercepted by Chinese hackers. Insurance initially denied claim. Later pays full proceeds.

Client attempting to make investment via wire transfer has funds intercepted by Chinese hackers.  His initial insurance claim was denied.  After Combies Hanson, P.C. served a letter alleging unfair and deceptive insurance practices, the insurer changed its liability decision and issued full reimbursement of the loss.

$109,000.00

PRODUCTS LIABILITY CLAIMS

Safety glass injury.

Injury caused by door manufacturer’s failure to use safety glass in accordance with glazing standards. Client, a college student, sustained injuries to his forearm when glass shattered resulting in scar to his wrist.

$105,000.00

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES

Passenger vehicle crash.

Passenger in vehicle driven by friend struck a telephone pole causing broken leg. Full policy limits paid.

$100,000.00

PRODUCTS LIABILITY CLAIMS

Hernia mesh products liability case.

Represented client in Federal Court of Rhode Island against manufacturer of hernia patch for selling a defective product.

$80,000.00

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES

Motor vehicle highway crash.

Driver struck by truck resulting in head injuries. Insurer initially denied liability. Following discovery, policy limits paid in full.

$100,000.00

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES

Shoulder separation.

Client struck by speeding vehicle on highway resulting in separated shoulder necessitating occupational therapy.

$85,000.00

PRODUCTS LIABILITY CLAIMS

Products Liability.

Worker loses portion of fingertip while operating scissor-lift in elevator.

$75,000.00

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES

Arthritic knee condition disputed as accident-related.

Woman driving into parking garage struck by bus. Despite minor damage to her car, she alleged significant injuries requiring surgery to her knee. Defendants contested any injuries were related, noting that she did not seek immediate medical attention. Case resolved prior to trial.

$75,000.00

Nursing Home Neglect

Client, a man with both physical and mental impairments, was neglected by health care staff at nursing home leading to the development of painful pressure ulcers, dehydration and septic shock requiring emergency care.

$60,000.00

MOTORCYCLE, BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN CRASHES

Motorcycle crash leads to serious injuries.

Recovered $250,000.00 for client on motorcycle struck by vehicle that did not have right of way at intersection. Client sustained numerous bone fractures and road-rash scarring. Negotiated healthcare lien to less than $1,000.00.

$250,000.00

MOTORCYCLE, BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN CRASHES

Pedestrian struck by cyclist.  Home-owners insurance covers claim.

Woman walking on sidewalk falls trying to avoid a cyclist. Combies Hanson, P.C. made successful claim against cyclist’s homeowner’s insurance policy.

$125,000.00

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES

Motor vehicle crash resulting in serious injuries.

Victim made full recovery in less than one year. Full insurance proceeds paid.

$250,000.00

MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES

Motor vehicle crash resolved less than one month before trial after failed mediation.

Highest offer at mediation – fifty thousand dollars -- was recommended by well-known retired judge and mediator. Combies Hanson, P.C. refused and prepared for trial. Case resolved for ten times the amount one month prior to start of trial.

$500,000.00

MOTORCYCLE, BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN CRASHES

Nantucket Island.

Cyclist injured by vehicle swerving too closely causing him to lose control.  Shoulder injury requiring surgery.  Policy limits paid in full prior to first deposition.

$100,000.00

MOTORCYCLE, BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN CRASHES

Underinsured motorist claim.

Underinsured motorist claim. Client injured by motorist carrying minimum insurance coverage of $20,000.00 while walking across the street. Combies Hanson recovered additional $80,000.00 from client’s own insurance policy. Injuries resolved completely by the time of settlement.

$100,000.00

MOTORCYCLE, BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN CRASHES

Bicycle injury.

Young man on bicycle struck resulting in broken wrist.  Full insurance proceeds paid prior to any court filings.

$100,000.00

MOTORCYCLE, BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN CRASHES

Pedestrian accident.

Woman struck while crossing street, suffering serious injuries. Defendant disputed liability, claiming woman was not in cross walk and had walked out in front of his vehicle. Full insurance policy proceeds were paid before filing formal litigation.

$100,000.00

DRAM-SHOP/ ALCOHOL AND OVER-SERVING RELATED INJURIES

Man over-served at bar falls and suffers head injury. Case resolved prior to suit.

$240,000.00

TRIP AND FALL INJURIES

Trip and fall; allegations energy company filled excavated hole with gravel stolen from nearby construction site.

Woman suffered injuries when she tripped and fell into an excavation site along sidewalk. Combies Hanson, P.C. hired an engineering expert who confirmed that the excavation did not meet safety standards. Extent of woman’s injuries were contested and labeled as “pre-existing” in nature. Case resolved at mediation.

$125,000.00

TRIP AND FALL INJURIES

Woman falls down-stairs.

Victim alleged improper railing specifications.  At mediation, Combies Hanson, P.C. demonstrated that state building codes were violated

$110,000.00

OTHER PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS

Lung poisoning.

Housecleaner asked to use homemade chemicals from homeowner.  Immediately experienced burning sensation in her lungs requiring hospitalization.

$125,000.00

Motor Vehicle Accident

Driver struck by motorist resulting in soft tissue injuries requiring physical therapy. Claim resolved prior to filing formal litigation.

$45,000.00

Truck Accident

Client struck by commercial truck resulting in two fractured bones.

$82,000.00

Mortgage Recovery

Recovered monies owed on private un-recorded third mortgage executed shortly before the 2008 housing crash and collateralized by underwater luxury home in Essex County.

$35,000.00

Failure to Address Infestation

Suit against property management company for failure to address rodent infestation. Tenant bit by rodent while sleeping resulting in emergency care.

$35,000.00

Motor Vehicle Accident

Motor vehicle accident in which woman suffered cervical sprain, lower back sprain and post-traumatic headaches. Injuries were labeled permanent by her primary care physician. Defendant hired expert to suggest her treatment lasted no longer than three months and all treatment thereafter labeled unreasonable and unnecessary. Offers at a failed mediation were less than $50,000.00, which Plaintiff refused. Less than 30 days before trial, insurer tendered full policy limits of $500,000.00.

$500,000.00