Favorable results in Massachusetts cases of serious personal injury continue to make the news. Severable substantial settlements were reported this week in the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly newspaper. A car accident resulting in a closed head injury and multiple fractures to a young mother, resulted in a mediated $750,000 settlement. In another car crash case involving a closed head injury, this one to a 67 year old woman, the injured plaintiff received a $270,000 settlement. A pipe fitter received a $250,000 settlement after he suffered a disc injury when he fell on debris that he alleged had been carelessly discarded at the construction site where he was working. The two automobile accident cases illustrate the importance for lawyers, to consider the possibility of closed head injury any time a client was hurt by an incident that may have caused a head injury. The pipe fitter’s settlement illustrates juror appreciation of the seriousness of construction site accidents that interfere with a workers ability to earn a living.
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