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Wrongful Death Child Drowning in Neighbor's Pool - $300,000

On July 22, 2012, a 2 year-old girl walked out of her house and wandered into her next-door neighbor’s backyard where she climbed up the ladder of an above-ground pool. Some neighbors would later say they saw the toddler was standing on top of the ladder, alone, kicking her feet and singing as she splashed the water. She would later be pulled from the neighbor’s pool and she was unresponsive and not breathing. The ambulance responded and attempted to revive the victim. She was taken to the emergency room where she was pronounced dead. The owner of the above-ground pool was cited for two city ordinances for failing to obtain a city permit for the above-ground pool and failing to erect a fenced enclosure around the above-ground pool. The owner went on a weekend vacation and did not remove the ladder before leaving. During the course of Attorney Brendan J. Noonan’s investigation he learned that the triple-decker house next-door had over 9 children living in it and that on several occasions neighborhood children had used the neighbor’s pool without permission. This proved important in our claim under the Child Trespasser Statute, G.L. c. 231, § 85Q.

Case Results: The claim was settled for the policy maximum of $300,000.

Slip and Fall in a Parking Lot - $279,000

Client slipped and fell in a parking lot. She sustained an avulsion fracture of the right fibula which required surgical repair. She also suffered an anterior talo-fibular ligament tear which required surgical repair. Client also sustained serious nerve damage in ankle. Client underwent many rounds of many types of injections for pain management. Client underwent extensive therapy.

Case Results:  The Law Offices of Gerald J. Noonan settled the claim for $279,000.

Motor Vehicle Accident - $225,000

Client was involved in a motor vehicle accident and sustained full thickness tears to the left and right rotator cuff, which required surgery. The insurance company made an initial offer of $99,000.00.

Case Results:  Attorneys Patrick J. Noonan and Brendan J. Noonan filed suit and the case ultimately settled for $225,000.

Slip and Fall in Parking Lot - $225,000

On January 27, 2007, Client tripped over a concrete parking bumper / car stop when exiting a pharmacy and sustained a fracture to the right hip, which required surgery. The insurance company made an initial offer of $100,000.00.

Case Results:  Attorney Gerald J. Noonan and Attorney Patrick J. Noonan filed suit and the case was brought to Arbitration where the Plaintiff was awarded $225,000.00.

Premise Liability/Vehicle Backover Accident - $215,000

On the June 24, 2014, Client went to test drive a used truck at an auto dealership. However, the truck’s battery was dead. The sales agent pulled an SUV around and attached jumper cables to the truck’s battery and SUV’s battery in order to jump-start the truck. The sales agent did not connect the jumper cables to the vehicles’ batteries the correct way which resulted in a huge electrical spark. At that time the client, who had worked over 25 years as a mechanic, assisted by connecting the jumper cables the correct way. The sales agent then got in the truck to see if he could start it. When the truck failed to start he asked the client to go over to the SUV, which was still on/running, and give it some gas. The client went over to the SUV and reached his right leg into the SUV to apply his foot to the gas pedal. The client’s left foot was still on the pavement and most of his body was still outside the SUV when he pressed the gas pedal with his right foot. When he hit the gas the SUV leapt backwards and started driving in reverse. The client was knocked to the ground and then the front driver’s side tire rolled over his left foot and ankle. The client sustained an open fracture (aka compound fracture) of the left medial malleolus and an associated closed fracture of the lateral malleolus. Client underwent an open reduction and internal fixation of the medial malleolus fracture. The client also sustained a flesh wound as the medial malleolus bone fracture penetrated his skin exposing the actual bone, tendon and other interior aspects of his ankle. The surgeon was unable to close the wound during surgery. The client treated the wound with Negative-pressure wound therapy which is therapeutic technique using a vacuum dressing to promote healing in acute or chronic wounds. The wound later was infected by MRSA. A Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection is caused by a type of staph bacteria that’s become resistant to many of the antibiotics used to treat ordinary staph infections. The client had to be quarantined in the hospital for 5 days because of the MRSA infection.

The client died a year and a half after the accident due to causes unrelated to his injuries. The sales agent contested our version of events. He claimed he never asked the client to help him jump-start the truck and he never told the client to give the SUV gas and that the client did all this on his own. The insurance company argued that the client had years of experience as a mechanic and that he was negligent for applying one foot on the gas while the rest of his body remained outside the truck. They argued that he should have seen the truck was in reverse if it was in fact in reverse. Attorney Brendan J. Noonan was able to obtain surveillance video footage of the accident prior to filing suite. The footage showed the sales agent incorrectly arranging the jumper cables causing a huge spark and the client immediately rearranging the cables in the correct position after. The fact that the client died a year and a half after the accident complicated matters.

Case Results:  Attorney Brendan J. Noonan was able to work with the insurance company to settle the claim for $215,000.00.

Accident Caused by Defective Tire - Ruptured Breast Implant Injury - $175,000

In 2014 our Client was driving South on Route 24 in the high-speed lane when the front driver’s side tire from Jane Doe’s vehicle, which was traveling in the northbound lane, bounced over the jersey barrier and smashed into the client’s vehicle. The loose tire rolled over the hood and into and over the windshield. The tire effectively peeled back the vehicle’s roof. The Client was able to safely bring her vehicle to a stop in the high speed lane.

The Client was transported to Boston Medical Center. CT Scans were administered to clear the patient of fractures and soft tissue injuries. Tests were negative for both fractures and soft tissue injuries. No acute findings on head/neck/chest/abdomen/pelvis CT. Despite some subjective complaints of minor neck and pain, the client appeared to be fine.

However, the CT Scan revealed a discontinuous membrane of a the right silicone breast implant “which may represent rupture.” This wasn’t a serious finding so the client was scheduled a follow-up with a plastic surgeon and then discharged.

The Client presented to a plastic surgeon who ordered an MRI of the right breast implant. The MRI revealed a rupture. The MRI could not determine if the rupture was old/new, trauma-related or causally related to the accident.

According to the Institute of Cancer Epidemiology, Danish Cancer Society, Copenhagen, Denmark, a minimum of 15% of modern silicone implants can be expected to rupture between the third and tenth year after implantation. Furthermore, the risk of implant rupture increases with implant age. The Client’s breast implants were over 25 years old at the time of the accident. To make matters worse, ruptures of silicone breast implants are often “silent,” meaning patients and doctors may not notice them because most occur without symptoms. They can only be detected by MRI. For this reason, the FDA recommends that women with silicone implants get an MRI three years after implantation and once every two years after that. Given all this, the insurance companies were in a good position to refute and deny a causal link between the accident and the rupture.

Attorney Brendan J. Noonan contacted the Client’s plastic surgeon and he told him over the telephone that based on the CT scan, MRI and physical exam he could not tell if the rupture was old/new, trauma-related or causally related to the accident. Attorney Brendan J. Noonan learned these questions could be answered during the course of silicone breast implant removal and replacement surgery. Attorney Brendan J. Noonan  inquired with the plastic surgeon about this and he informed him that he might be able to make these determinations during the course of the surgery.

Attorney Brendan J. Noonan then arranged for the plastic surgeon to take steps to ensure the surgery was documented completely and accurately. The plastic surgeon had an assistant take several intraoperative photographs throughout the course of the surgery. After the surgery Attorney Noonan spoke with the plastic surgeon. The surgeon informed him that the rupture was indeed trauma related and that he could opine, to a reasonable degree of medical certainty, that the accident caused the rupture.

Attorney Brendan J. Noonan then took the medical record and information the plastic surgeon relayed to me over the course of our two conversations and wrote medical narrative. He then sent it to the plastic surgeon and he reviewed it, made some changes and signed it. Causation was not refuted by any of the insurance companies upon receipt of this information.

Liability/Damages/Settlement

1) Settlement 1 (Insurance Company 1)
The third-party liability carrier for the at-fault driver tendered their policy limits of $20,000 upon receipt of our demand.

2) Settlement 2 (Insurance Company 2)
The first-party underinsurance carrier tendered their policy limits of $30,000 upon receipt of our demand.

3) Settlement 3 (Insurance Company 3)

After the client intake interview Attorney Brendan J. Noonan went down to the tow yard to document the client’s vehicle damage and take photographs. While there he learned that the vehicle that caused the accident was taken to a tow yard on the other side of the city. Attorney Brendan J. Noonan went to other tow yard to examine the other vehicle. Attorney Noonan could see the vehicle was old and had undergone a lot of repairs in the past. He also noticed that the threads the lug nuts were tied to were stripped. He took photographs of the vehicle and then returned the next day with a mechanic. The mechanic examined the threads and concluded that the threads were stripped. The mechanic informed  Attorney  Noonan that this can occur when the lug nuts are over-torqued. They also documented some of the patchwork repairs the vehicle had undergone.

After the third-party automobile claim was settled Attorney Brendan J. Noonan called the adjuster to get some additional information. He learned that the at-fault vehicle had been purchased from a used car dealer 6 days before the accident. Attorney Noonan was able to find the address of the owner of the at-fault vehicle and he went to his house to speak with him about his dealings with the used car dealership. He was not happy with the dealership and he was more than happy to share his experience.

It turned out that he purchased the vehicle on a Saturday afternoon. Later that night he noticed a noise coming from the front driver’s side wheel-well. The dealership was closed on Sunday so he returned to the dealership on Monday with his girlfriend in tow. The dealer raised the front-end of the vehicle with portable jack and took the front driver’s side tire off. The young couple went across the street for a sandwich and returned to the dealership twenty minutes later where the dealer was in the process of lowering the vehicle off the portable jack. The dealer did not inform the couple as to what the problem was or what repairs were performed which was a violation of statute and the CMRs.

Come Wednesday the front-end was still making noise. The vehicle owner and his girlfriend went back to the dealership and confronted the dealer. Words were exchanged and the police were called. The vehicle owner and his girlfriend left the dealership in the vehicle. The next night the vehicle owner, his girlfriend, his girlfriend’s mother, aunt and niece were in the vehicle traveling on Route 24 returning home from the Wrentham Outlets when the front driver’s side tire fell off the vehicle.

Attorney Brendan J. Noonan obtained an affidavit from the vehicle owner and his girlfriend documenting the trouble they had with the vehicle and the nature of the repairs the dealer performed. He also tracked down another buyer that had a similar problem with a car he bought from the dealership and obtained an affidavit from this disgruntled buyer. The dealership specialized in selling used cars to people with risky credit. Around this time the dealership had approximately twenty vehicles on its lot. None of the vehicles had less than 65,000 miles. A search of the dealership on the Secretary of State’s Corporate database revealed the identity of the President of the dealership. A search of his name in corporate database showed he was also the owner of an auto body shop with a place of business two miles from the dealership. Further investigation revealed that this auto body shop had been investigated by local police for stolen auto parts.

At one point Attorney Brendan J. Noonan went down to test drive a used car with a friend who managed a Ford dealership. They asked several questions and documented several regulatory and statutory violations the business was committing on a daily business. Attorney Brendan J. Noonan was able to use this information to show the insurance carrier that any additional digging would only reveal additional infractions and shortcuts committed by the dealership on a daily basis.

All this information was presented to the car dealership’s insurance carrier and the claim was settled for $125,000. There was no insurance lien.

Attorney Brendan J. Noonan was also able to get the first-party insurance carrier to set aside $15,000 in MedPay benefits which was used for the breast implant removal and replacement surgery.

Case Results:  Attorney Brendan J. Noonan was able to work with the insurance companies to settled all claims for $175,000.00.

Assault and Battery / Negligence - $160,000

On June 23, 2012, Clients attended a banquet at the Waterclub in North Quincy, MA. A bouncer assaulted Client 1 by placing him in a guillotine-style chokehold causing him to lose consciousness temporarily. The bouncer then kicked Client 1 in the right side of the face with his shod foot. Bouncers dragged Client 1 outside onto the boardwalk where they proceeded to assault him, kick him, and punch, as he remained defenseless on the ground. Meanwhile, Client 2 came to his brother’s assistance and he was assaulted in the process by the bouncers as well in a similar fashion, forcibly taken him to the ground and kicking him repeatedly, as he was curled in a fetal position. Client 1 sustained a laceration to the right eyebrow, which required ten sutures, and a second laceration to the right upper eyelid, which required two sutures. In addition, Client 1 sustained a concussion and post-concussive headaches, which required follow-up neurological treatment, which affected his performance at work. Client 2 sustained a broken nose and a concussion. After presenting the insurance company with evidence on liability, the first adjuster represented to Attorney Patrick J. Noonan that the insurance company was conceding liability. Unbeknownst to Attorney Noonan, the first adjuster left the insurance company. The second adjuster assigned to the claim denied liability and Attorney Noonan sent a 93A/176D demand letter to the insurance company alleging bad faith and misrepresentation. As a result, the claim was assigned to a third adjuster, a litigation specialist. In response to the 91A demand, the insurance company extended a preliminary settlement offer of $65,000 to settle both claims. Attorney Patrick J. Noonan obtained four witness statements from independent witnesses witnessing the bouncer assaults on both clients. In addition, Attorney Patrick J. Noonan obtained critical evidence as to the negligent operation of the establishment through a long-time employee who originally declined to comment on the incident.

Case Results: Through extensive and hard-fought negotiations, the Law Office of Gerald J. Noonan was able to increase the settlement to a final figure of $160,000 to settle both claims.

Motor Vehicle Accident resulting in Low Back Injury/Insurance Bad Faith - $149,000

67 year old client was rear-ended by another automobile. Prior to the accident the client was treating with an orthopedic surgeon for mild bilateral foraminal narrowing at L4-5 due to disc bulge and grade 1 anterolisthesis. The client underwent 3 epidural steroid injections prior to the accident and the orthopedic surgeon had discussed back surgery as an option. The back surgery consisted of L4-L5 decompression and transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. After the accident the client’s pain and symptoms worsened and he underwent the L4-L5 decompression and transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion surgery. The insurance company argued that the problems with the client’s back and the need for surgery existed prior to the accident. Attorney Brendan J. Noonan retained an expert neurologist and an expert orthopedic surgeon. They looked over all the medical records and they argued that the MRI that was performed 7 days prior to the accident was different than the MRI that was performed 3 days after the accident. They were able secure a quick settlement with the other driver’s insurance carrier for the $20,000 policy limits. The underinsurance carrier however, dragged their feet for several years.

Case Results:  One week before arbitration the client’s insurance company settled the claim with Attorney Brendan J. Noonan for $115,000.00. After settling the underinsured claim Attorney Brendan J. Noonan then brought an insurance bad faith claim against the client’s insurance company for unfair settlement practices under G.L. c. 176D. He settled that bad faith insurance claim for an additional $14,000 for a total recovery of  $149,000.

Slip and Fall in a Parking Lot - $100,000

Elderly client slipped and fell in a parking lot. The client broke her right shoulder. Attorney Gerald J. Noonan settled the case for $130,000.

Motor vehicle Accident - $100,000

Client was a front seat passenger in t-bone collision in 2014.

Case Results:  Attorney Brendan J. Noonan settled the claim for policy max of $100,000.

Motor Vehicle Incident - $112,000
On May 30, 2014 Husband was operating his vehicle with his wife in the front passenger seat and they were stopped at a stop sign when they were rear-ended by a driver suspected to be under the influence of alcohol. The husband, an MBTA contractor, sustained some soft tissue injuries to his back for which he received physical therapy treatment, and the symptoms resolved and he returned to work.

Case Results:  Attorney Patrick J. Noonan settled his claim for $12,000.

The wife sustained a tear to the left rotator cuff, which required surgery and three cortisone injections. The wife also sustained post-traumatic stress disorder because her son was killed in a motor vehicle accident years ago by a drunk driver and this incident re-triggered that underlying condition.

Case Results:  Attorney Patrick J. Noonan settled her claim for the policy maximum of $100,000.

Motor Vehicle Accident - $100,000

On December 30, 2006, Client was passenger in a low-impact rear-end collision. Client did not seek medical attention until January 8, 2007 at which point he complained of neck pain and lower back pain. Approximately 6 months before the MVA, Client was involved in an accident in which he sustained injuries to the cervical spine for which he received treatment. In connection with this MVA, client received a series of epidural injections and radiofrequency injections to the cervical spine and lumbar spine. Attorney Gerald J. Noonan filed suit and the matter was heard at Arbitration. The key issue at Arbitration was the Client’s per-existing injuries to the cervical spine.

Case Results: After Attorney Gerald J. Noonan Arbitrated the case and the client was awarded $100,000.

Child on Bicycle Struck By Motor Vehicle

On July 13, 2003, Client was struck by a motor vehicle while she was riding her bicycle. She sustained a fracture of the left medial malleolus and a fracture to the left ankle, which required surgery. The case settled with the bodily injury carrier for the policy limit of $20,000. Our law office pursued a claim against the under-insurance carrier seeking the policy limit of $80,000 because Client sustained a left knee injury, which also required surgery. The under-insurance carrier denied that the left knee injury was causally related to the car accident because the Client did not complaint of left knee pain until 15-months after the accident.

Case Results:  After extensive negotiations, Attorney Gerald J. Noonan settled for the policy limit of $80,000 making the overall settlement $100,000.

Motor Vehicle Accident - $97,500

On June 14, 2011, Client was involved in a rear-end collision. Client did not go to the emergency until 06/22/11, 8 days after the accident. At the emergency room, the client did not complain of shoulder pain. Client first complained of left shoulder pain on 06/29/11 when treating with a chiropractor. Client was referred to physical therapy where he received treatment for the left shoulder injury without success. On July 30, 2011, an MRI disclosed a very thin tear to the supraspinatus tendon. On October 19, 2012, client under surgery to repair to the torn rotator cuff. The insurance company made an initial settlement offer of $11,000, citing certain degenerative findings in the MRI and the client’s failure to report any shoulder pain until 15 days after the accident.

Case Results:  Attorney Patrick J. Noonan settled the case for $97,500.00.

Motor Vehicle Accident - $82,000

54-year-old visiting nurse was involved in a low impact rear-ended accident while driving from one client’s home to another client’s home. Client went to the emergency room where she is diagnosed with a cervical strain. The client later presented to her primary care physician who ordered an X-ray of the cervical spine. The x-ray revealed Cervical spondylosis, moderately advanced, hypertrophic changes, multi-level disc degeneration and bilateral foraminal stenosis. Client then had an MRI of the cervical spine which revealed cervical stenosis and cervical spondylosis. Client then had an EMG which came back negative for radiculopathy. She underwent physical therapy and 3 cervical spine epidural steroid injections.

Attorney Brendan J. Noonan was able to settle the car accident claim for $82,000. He also helped the client get a lump sum workers compensation settlement in the amount of $77,500. He also helped the client get over $50,000 in lost wages.

Case Results:  Attorney Brendan J. Noonan settled the claim in 2016 $82,000.00

Slip and Fall/Automatic Door Accident - $80,000

On April 21, 2008, Client was entering a department store when the automatic sliding doors suddenly closed causing her to fall to the ground. Client sustained a compression fracture to L1 and L2. Client had a complicated and extensive medical history, which included a multitude of pre-existing medical conditions. Previously, Client suffered from a lower back injury in which an MRI revealed a compression fracture to the end-plate of L-3. At Mediation, Insurance Company argued that the Client’s compression fracture at L1 and L2 was attributable to her pre-existing compression fracture at L3. Attorney Patrick J. Noonan established that the slip and fall caused a new injury (compression fracture to L1 and L2) that was separate and distinct and completely disassociated from the pre-existing compression fracture at L-3. In addition, Insurance disputed liability arguing that the automatic sliding doors were open and obvious to the Client.

Case Results:  After Mediation, Client was awarded $80,000.

Motor Vehicle Accident - $60,000

Nasal Fracture Deviated Septum: In 2015 our 20 year old female client was traveling as a front-seat passenger in a Jeep. The roads were covered in snow and ice. The driver intentionally started drifting his Jeep when he lost control and crashed into a tree. Client struck her face on the dashboard and her nose started bleeding instantly. Rather than drive the client to the hospital the 21 year old driver proceeded to drive to a new years eve party. Upon arriving at the party the driver told the client to stay in the car. Several minutes later he exited the house with some tissues and got back in his jeep. He gave the client the tissues and then proceeded to drive the client to her house. It took the driver 45 minutes to get to the client’s house. On the drive they passed a Hospital but the driver did not bother bringing the client to the emergency room. Instead he dropped her off at her home and then he left. During the course of his investigation Attorney Brendan J. Noonan learned that the driver had been drinking earlier in the day. Attorney Noonan also worked with an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist to document the nature and extent of the nasal fracture and deviated septum injury. The client incurred $3,500 in medical expenses.

Case Results:  Attorney Brendan J. Noonan was able to negotiate a $60,000 settlement.

Motor Vehicle Accident - $60,000

Exacerbation of previously existing low back injury—Motor Vehicle Accident:  In 2014 our 32 year old client was involved in a mild impact rear-end accident that resulted in $700 in vehicle damage. The client sustained multi-level herniated discs in her lumbar spine. She underwent 3 lumbar epidural steroid injections and a round of radiofrequency ablation. The insurance company contested the causal link between the accident and the client’s injuries and treatment.

Case Results:  Attorney Brendan J. Noonan was able to negotiate a $60,000 settlement.

Out-of-Country Motor Vehicle Accident - $53,000

Out-of-Country Motor Vehicle Accident resulting in low back injury: Client was rear-ended in 2015 while driving his vehicle in Canada. The client suffered a low back injury and underwent chiropractic treatment.

Case Results:  Attorney Brendan J. Noonan was able to negotiate a $53,000 settlement.

Motor Vehicle Accident - $50,500
In 2014 Client was a front seat passenger involved in a low impact rear-end accident in New Jersey. She did not take an ambulance from the scene of the accident and sought treatment several weeks after returning home to Massachusetts. An MRI administered several months after the accident revealed a disc bulge in her neck/cervical spine at the C6-7 level. The client later developed radiculopathy/radicular symptoms in her right arm. An EMG was ordered to evaluate for any neurodiagnostic purposes. The EMG revealed the Right C6 paraspinal and Right C7 paraspinal muscles showed increased insertional activity. This led to a diagnosis of right C6-C7 radiculopathy. Client underwent two cervical epidural steroid injections. She did not do physical therapy or chiropractics. Attorney Brendan J. Noonan settled the claim with New Jersey insurance company for $35,000. Bringing an insurance claim in New Jersey is very difficult. Law suits for pain and suffering are prohibited in New Jersey unless an injury results in:

  1. Death
  2. Dismemberment
  3. Significant disfigurement or significant scarring
  4. Loss of a fetus
  5. Displaced fractures
  6. A permanent injury within a reasonable degree of medical probability, other than scarring or disfigurement. An injury shall be considered permanent when the body part or organ, or both, has not healed to function normally and will not heal to function normally with further medical treatment. N.J.S.A. 39:6A-8.

Before the New Jersey case settled and while undergoing treatment for the injuries from the New Jersey accident, the client was involved in another rear-end accident. This time in Massachusetts in 2015. The only medical treatment the client received after the second accident was a third cervical epidural steroid injection. The insurer from the second accident argued that the first accident was to blame for the client’s cervical injuries, symptoms and treatment.

Case Results:  Attorney Brendan J. Noonan settled the second car accident claim at the same time as the New Jersey accident claim. He settled the second accident claim for 15,500. Attorney Brendan J. Noonan settled both cases for a total of  $50,500.00.

Motorcycle Accident - $50,000

On July 28, 2015 Client was involved in Motorcycle accident and suffered a concussion.

Case Results:  Attorney Brendan J. Noonan settled the case for $50,000.

Motorcycle Accident - $48,000
On July 14, 2012, Client was traveling on his motorcycle in the process of making a left-hand turn when a vehicle cut in front of him causing him to drop his motorcycle. Initially, the insurance company denied liability claiming that it’s insured had the right-of-way and the client was negligent in making a left-hand turn without yielding the right-of-way to oncoming traffic. Client sustained road rash from the accident.

Case Results:  Attorney Patrick J. Noonan settled the case for $48,000.

Motor Vehicle Accident - $40,000

On April 17, 2012, Client was struck by another vehicle crossing through an intersection against a red traffic light. Client sustained a concussion and purely soft tissue injuries including, cervical strain and a lumbar strain. Attorney Patrick J. Noonan settled for the policy limit of $20,000 with the bodily injury carrier.

Case Results:  Attorney Patrick J. Noonan pursued a claim against the under-insurance carrier and was awarded an additional $20,000 at the Arbitration making the total combined settlement $40,000.

Pedestrian vs. Motor Vehicle - $39,000
On October 2, 2012, Client was jogging across a crosswalk when he was struck by a vehicle proceeding through a green light. The insurance company denied liability because the Client told the ambulance that the traffic light was green and he shouldn’t have crossed the street. Client sustained a fracture to the greater tuberosity of the proximal humerus.

Case Results:  Attorney Patrick J. Noonan settled the case for $39,000.

Motor Vehicle Accident - $35,000

On November 4, 2011, Client and his wife were traveling on the highway then they struck a disabled motorist in the left-hand travel lane. The insurance company initially denied liability claiming that the Client had the opportunity to avoid the collision and failed to do so. Client sustained a cardiac contusion. Client’s treatment consisted of one visit to the emergency room. Client’s wife sustained minor injuries (contusion from seatbelt). Wife’s treatment consisted of one visit to the emergency room.

Case Results:  Attorney Patrick J. Noonan settled the claim for $30,000 and collected an additional $5,000 from the under-insurance carrier totaling $35,000.

Slip and Fall - $31,000

Client  tripped over an obstruction (crevice / hole) in a gas station parking lot causing him to land on the pavement and sustain cuts / lacerations to his face and deep bruising to his chest. Client declined an ambulance and did not present to the emergency room. Attorney Brendan J. Noonan proceeded against the Construction Company responsible for creating the unreasonably dangerous condition in the parking lot and collected a settlement of $21,000.Thereafter, Attorney Brendan J. Noonan proceeded against the owner of the parking lot on the theory that the Gas Station had knowledge of the unreasonably dangerous condition (not readily obvious to unsuspecting patrons) and failed to take any steps to remedy it or warn it’s patrons.

Case Results:  As a result, Attorney Brendan J. Noonan collected an additional settlement of $10,000 from the Parking Lot making the total overall settlement $31,000.

Motor Vehicle Accident - $31,000

Client involved in motor vehicle accident sustained low back injury.

Case Results:  Attorney Brendan J. Noonan secures a $31,000 settlement.

School Bus Accident - $30,000

On November 26, 2013, Client, a five-year-old, was traveling as a passenger on a school bus on the way home from Elementary School. She was sitting in the very first seat on the passenger side of the bus. A partition was in front of her bus seat separating the bus seat from the steps. The bus driver struck a bump in the road launching the client into the air and over the partition causing her to land face-first on the steps to the bus. The insurance company contested liability claiming that the client had been standing on her seat and was told to sit down by the bus driver prior to the accident. Several student-witnesses who were riding the bus that day were interviewed. One witness stated that she observed the client kneeling on the seat (not standing on the seat) when the incident occurred. Another witness stated that the client was not standing on her seat when the incident occurred. Several student-witnesses stated that they would encourage the bus driver to speed over a specific bump in the road so that the students could bounce in the air. On this occasion, the bus driver sped over the bump at the request of children resulting in the injuries to the client. In addition, Attorney Noonan learned that the bus driver had been involved in several other accidents prior. Specifically, Attorney Noonan learned that the bus driver struck a telephone pole and later struck another pole shattering some of the windows on the school bus causing some students to sustain minor cuts from the glass. As a result of the accident, client sustained a mild concussion and a laceration to the face, which required two sutures. The client only incurred $1,724 in medical expenses.

Case Results:  Attorney Brendan J. Noonan settled the claim against the bus company for $30,000. Attorney Noonan setup a 529 College Savings Plan and deposited the settlement into the fund.

Motor Vehicle Accident - $30,000

On October 25, 2012, Client was a front seat passenger in a vehicle involved in a T-bone collision whereupon the airbag deployed striking her left hand and fracturing her left pinkie finger.

Case Results:  Attorney Patrick J. Noonan settled the bodily claim for the policy limit of $20,000 and pursued a claim against the under-insurance carrier and recovered an additional $10,000, making the total settlement amount $30,000.

Pedestrian v. Motor Vehicle - $30,000

In 2015 a mother and daughter were hit by a motor vehicle while walking in a crosswalk.

Case Results:  Attorney Brendan J. Noonan settled the mother’s claim for $20,000 and the daughter’s claim for $10,000, making the total settlement amount $30,000.

Assault and Battery-Employee on Patron - $30,000

On April 23, 2007, Client was a patron at Boston establishment when he was assaulted by an intoxicated patron causing him to sustain a broken nose and a broken thumb.

Case Results:  The Law Offices of Gerald J. Noonan settled the case for $30,000.

Motor Vehicle Accident - $29,700

In 2013 the Client was stopped in traffic waiting to make a left-hand turn when she was rear-ended by a motor vehicle. Client sustained a nasal fracture, concussion, and a cervical strain. Client’s treatment consisted of physical therapy.

Case Results:  The insurance company’s initial settlement offer was $3,000. Attorney Brendan J. Noonan settled the case for $29,700.

Motorcycle Accident - $27,500

On May 13, 2012, Client was traveling on his motorcycle and proceeded through a green light when he was cut-off and struck by a vehicle attempting to make a left-hand turn into a shopping plaza. The insurance company denied liability claiming that its insured had a green light and the right-of-way, and that Mr. Warrell was negligent in failing to keep a proper lookout. Attorney Patrick J. Noonan obtained a witness statement from an independent witness to the crash refuting the insurance company’s denial of liability. In addition, Attorney Patrick visited the scene of the accident and timed the timing of the traffic lights at the intersection to prove that Mr. Warrell had a green light, and that their insured failed to yield the right-of-way to his client. Attorney Patrick J. Noonan settled the claim with the bodily injury carrier for the policy maximum of $20,000. Moreover, Attorney Patrick J. Noonan pursued an under-insurance claim and obtained an additional $7,500 for his client. Mr. Warrell sustained neck injuries and headaches, which required chiropractic treatment and physical therapy treatment. The underinsurance carrier claimed that Mr. Warrell was fully and adequately compensated by the bodily injury and only extended a preliminary offer of $1,500.

Case Results:  Attorney Patrick J. Noonan settled both claims for a total of $27,500.

Pedestrian v. Motor Vehicle - $25,000

On November 15, 2012, Client was riding his bicycle on a sidewalk when he was struck by a motor vehicle exiting the parking lot of a Plaza. Client sustained a fracture to his left thumb and was placed in a cast. He sustained no other injuries. The insurance company presented an initial settlement offer of $11,000 citing the fact that the Client was comparatively negligent in riding his bicycle in front of the vehicle that struck him.

Case Results:  Attorney Patrick J. Noonan settled the case for $25,000.

Child Bullied & Negligent Supervision - $21,500

On August 8, 2002, Client, (a kindergärtner) was a passenger in a bus transporting young kids to and from a summer camp. On the bus, Client was bullied and harassed by an older camper causing him emotional distress. The camp denied liability claiming that the bus driver was not responsible for the supervision of the children on the bus.

Case Results: Attorney Patrick J. Noonan settled the case for $21,500.

Defective Gym Equipment - $20,000

75 year old female client was exercising at a gym. A personal trainer employed by the gym was training the client. While working out on a exercise machine a piece of the machine broke-off and struck her in the right breast. The client sustained some chest bruising. Client was a breast cancer survivor that had undergone a right breast lumpectomy several years earlier.  Attorney Brendan J. Noonan brought a claim against the gym that employed the personal trainer and owned and maintained the exercise equipment and the manufacturer of the exercise equipment.

Case Results: Attorney Brendan J. Noonan settled the case for $20,000.

Assault and Battery-Employee on Patron - $17,000

On April 27, 2014, Client  went to the Julep Bar in Boston with friends to celebrate a birthday. At last call, bar staff proceeded to herd patrons out of the establishment. Client and his friend were in the process of paying the party’s bill when a bouncer demanded that they leave. Client and friend explained that they were trying to pay the bar tab and would leave once it was paid. An argument ensued and the bouncer punched client in the face sending him to the ground causing him to lose consciousness. Client went to the emergency room. He was diagnosed with swelling and abrasions to the face and head. He sustained a laceration to the right check. Subsequently, he would be diagnosed with post-concussion syndrome. The insurance company (Hudson) hired an independent agency to investigate the claim. The insurance company contested liability claiming that the client was intoxicated and the aggressor. Attorney Patrick J. Noonan interviewed and obtained statements from four independent witnesses.

Case Results:  The insurance company then conceded liability and the case was settled for $17,000.

Assault and Battery - Employee on Patron - $13,500

Bouncer at a Boston Bar administered rear naked choke hold to remove client from bar. Client did not receive medical treatment.

Case Results:  Attorney Brendan J. Noonan settled the claim for $15,750.

Assault and Battery - $13,500

On October 6, 2012, Client was a patron at a night club in Boston. Bouncers ejected him from the establishment and one bouncer punched him in the face, causing him to sustain a black eye.

Case Results:  Attorney Patrick J. Noonan settled the case for $13,500.

Assault and Battery - Patron on Patron - $10,000

23 year old client sustained black eye in an altercation with another customer at a bar in Boston. Client’s only medical treatment was a visit to his primary care physician’s office.

Case Results: Attorney Brendan J. Noonan settled the claim for $10,000.

 

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