Brain Injury

Jury Verdict $12 million - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

A Philadelphia jury awarded a woman more than $12 million after her car was hit from behind by a stolen vehicle, pushing her into oncoming traffic where she was then hit by a work van coming the opposite direction.
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$5.4 Million Settlement - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

Partner Tom Sacchetta secured a 5.4 million dollar verdict on behalf of a bicyclist who suffered traumatic brain injury as a result of a bicycle accident. Through thorough investigation, it was determined the roadway on which the bicyclist was riding, was defective in that there was a deviation in the road surface resulting from previous roadway repair. The defect in the roadway was in the precise area where a bicyclist would be legally operating his or her bicycle. Not only were we able to develop a strong argument of negligence against the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, but with the use of experts in the field of neurology, neuropsychology, life care planning and vocational evaluation, Tom was able to demonstrate the tremendous economic and non-economic impact that this injury had upon our client and his family.

Ultimately, following a lengthy trial, the jury returned a verdict in the amount of 5.4 million dollars, finding that PennDOT had been negligent in their inspection and maintenance of the roadway. At no time, did the defendants make any offer of settlement in the case.


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$2.8 million settlement - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

Partner Tom Sacchetta recently won a $2.8 million settlement on behalf of a young girl who suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of a fall at a camp. Settlement was negotiated after a long, contentious litigation following the depositions of numerous defendant representatives.
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$2.1 million settlement - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

$2.1 million settlement in favor of a 32-year-old woman who suffered significant brain damage as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Through accident reconstruction, we were able to establish that the driver of the striking vehicle had been traveling in excess of the speed limit. Our client was a passenger in the other vehicle. Both drivers contributed to the settlement.

$875,000 Settlement - United States District Court, District of New Jersey

Partner Jerry Baldino won an $875,000 settlement against the owner of a restaurant. Our client was a 67 year old Controller who tripped on a defective walking surface causing him to fall down a flight of exterior steps. Investigation revealed that the walkway leading up to the step had recently been repaired by the owner of the establishment. In the process, small portions of the tile walking surface were not replaced causing a change in elevation. Our client suffered a mild traumatic brain injury resulting in memory problems, headaches and change in personality. While he was able to return to work after approximately one month, he ultimately retired due to difficulties with concentration.

$850,000.00 settlement - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

$850,000.00 settlement of a claim for head injury and post-concussive syndrome. This case was resolved during trial. Plaintiff claimed that a national food market chain had failed to remove snow and ice from its shopping carts, such that a piece of ice fell on the floor of the store, causing him to slip and fall.

$750,000.00 verdict - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

$750,000.00 verdict on behalf of a plaintiff who suffered traumatic head injury and post-concussive syndrome as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

$400,000.00 settlement - Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

$400,000.00 settlement in a claim against the City of Philadelphia. A transit police office suffered closed-head injuries while on duty when he fell into an open water meter pit. The pit, which should have had a secured cover, was located on City property.

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