Archive for September, 2011

Greene LLP Client Receives $2.29 Million Judgment in Personal Injury Case

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

On September 1, Greene LLP attorneys obtained a $2.29 million judgment against a roofing company for the negligent conduct of its truck driver in a personal injury case.  In 2009, Greene LLP’s client, a 72 year old woman, was walking on a sidewalk in Worcester when an On Top Roofing and Renovations truck pulled out of a driveway in reverse at high speed, striking her.  The client was dragged fifteen feet into the street before the truck ran over her, fracturing her right leg.

The significant injuries suffered by Greene LLP’s client required multiple surgeries and prolonged stays in a hospital and rehabilitation facilities, leading to over $335,000 in medical expenses.  The court found that as a result of the defendant’s conduct, Greene LLP’s client “was severely injured and suffered permanent pain and impairment,” awarding her those medical expenses.  Though retired and therefore unable to collect for lost earnings, she was also awarded $1.5 million in past, present and future pain and suffering.  Together with interest, the award totals $2.29 million.  The judgment against the driver of the truck and On Top Roofing and Renovations is in addition to a separate settlement with the insurance carrier of the driver of the truck.