$450,000 Settlement for Passenger Who Broke Leg When Vehicle Smashed Into a Tree.

Passenger breaks leg when vehicle smashes into tree

Published: February 11th, 2011

The plaintiff was a passenger in a motor vehicle when the driver lost control and crashed into a tree.

The plaintiff suffered a fracture of her left leg, which required open reduction and internal fixation. She was totally disabled for approximately two years.

The plaintiff settled with the driver for the full amount of the driver's insurance policy. A claim against the driver's alleged employer, which denied that the driver was acting as its agent at the time of the crash, settled after discovery was completed.

Action: Motor vehicle negligence

Injuries alleged: Fractured leg

Case name: Withheld

Court/case no.: Withheld

Jury and/or judge: N/A (settled)

Amount: $450,000

Date: Nov. 1, 2010

Attorneys: Ralph F. Sbrogna and Roger J. Brunelle, Brunelle & Donius, Worcester (for the plaintiff)

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