$4.6 Million settlement for landscaper injured on job.
Claimant’s Counsel: David R. Cherry, The Cherry Firm, P.C., Media.
Defense Counsel: Mark T. Gallagher and Wendy Smith, Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby, Philadelphia.
A man who suffered a traumatic brain injury while working as a landscaper has agreed to a $4.6 million settlement to cover his ongoing care. According to court papers, in September 2009, 21-year-old landscaper was struck in a hit-and-run car accident while working for a landscaping company. He suffered a traumatic brain injury, which included bilateral parietal, left occipital and left frontotemporal subdural hematomas and contusions. He also sustained a C6-7 injury, fractures of five vertebrae and a pneumothorax. He also suffered respiratory failure, multiple facial fractures and left scapular fractures.After several years of ongoing litigation, the injured worker settled his case after several meditations handled by his attorney, David R. Cherry, Esq. of The Cherry Firm, P.C.
The Cherry Firm and a previous partner settled a liquor liability case for $4.3 million on behalf of a 46-year-old woman in Jane Doe v John Doe and Dilworthtown Inn and Blue Pear Bistro. Plaintiff was a passenger in a car driven by her husband, the defendant. Defendant had consumed numerous martinis and beer at both defendant’s restaurants and bars, Dilworthtown Inn and Blue Pear Bistro. Evidence revealed that he was visibly intoxicated at both the Dilworthtown Inn and Blue Pear Bistro. After leaving the Blue Pear Bistro, he struck a tree and Plaintiff is now a quadriplegic. Defendant’s blood alcohol was more than twice the legal limit. Plaintiff was 44 with two children, a 4-year-old and a 13-year-old. At the time of the collision, the couple had been separated. Subsequently, Defendant was sentenced to jail for the collision and now a divorce action and custody battle is pending. Plaintiff will never be able to work again or care for herself or her children. A portion of the settlement will be given to Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Cherry Injury Law continues its fight to protect the roadways from drunk drivers.
$375,000.00 Worker’s Compensation Settlement.
For a client who worked as a food service director at a nursing home. He suffered a fall which resulted in the following injuries: C4-5 herniated disc with right cervical radiculopathy, right shoulder impingement syndrome, right rotator cuff tendinopathy, right ulnar neuropathy at the elbow status post ulnar nerve transposition, bilateral knee strain and sprain with internal derangement, medial meniscus tear status post left knee arthroscopy and herniated L5-S I disc with radiculopathy. Cherry Injury Law filed review petitions forcing the insurance carrier to recognize all these injuries and then resolved the case for $375,000.00.
$325,000.00 Worker’s Compensation Settlement.
The client was a 25-year-old man who worked as a machine operator. He suffered the traumatic above the elbow amputation of his left elbow when his left arm was caught in a stone crushing machine. Cherry Injury Law resolved the client’s workers’ compensation case for $325,000.00. The client’s third party case against the machine’s manufacture settled for several million dollars.
$233,025.44 Worker’s Compensation Settlement.
The client worked as a new car delivery driver. He suffered multiple back injuries over the course of his ten year employment. The Claimant’s final back injury disabled him from performing his pre-injury job duties. Cherry Injury Law defeated the insurance carrier’s attempt to terminate the Claimant’s benefits and resolved the case for $233,025.44.
$200,000.00 Worker’s Compensation Settlement.
The client was a union heavy equipment operator. She sustained a traumatic right knee injury caused by repeatedly banging her knee against the cab of the highway grader that she drove. Cherry Injury Law defeated the insurance carrier’s attempts to terminate the Claimant’s benefits and resolved the case for $200,000.00.
$195,000.00 Worker’s Compensation Settlement.
The client is a 62-year-old union carpenter. He sustained neck and back injuries on a fall at a construction site. The client’s claim for workers’ compensation benefits was denied on the grounds that the client suffered from pre-existing arthritis in his neck and back. Cherry Injury Law filed a claim petition for the client and established that prior to the work injury the client’s alleged arthritis was completely asymptomatic. The case resolved for $195,000.00.
$163,750.00 Worker’s Compensation Settlement.
The client was a 62-year-old tractor-trailer driver who injured his knees and lower back in a fall from his truck. Cherry Injury Law negotiated a $163,750.00 resolution of the workers’ compensation claim.
$150,000.00 Union Worker’s Compensation Settlement.
The client was a union carpenter. He fell off a scaffold and injured his neck and back. The insurance carrier filed a petition seeking to terminate the client’s benefits. Cherry Injury Law resolved the case for $150,000.00.
$150,000.00 Worker’s Compensation Settlement.
The client was a hospital nurse. She sustained a lifting injury at work which required back surgery. Cherry Injury Law litigated the insurance carrier’s attempts to stop the client’s medical treatment and resolved the case for $150,000.00.
$130,000.00 Worker’s Compensation Settlement.
The client was a university secretary who sustained a serious head injury when a filing cabinet fell over onto her head. Cherry Injury Law litigated the case, established a traumatic brain injury with cognitive deficits and resolved the case for $130,000.00.
Every case is fact specific and the results being advertised do not mean or guarantee that the same results will be obtained in a different case.
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