Below is a sampling of cases handled by Roy Law Group attorneys. For more information, click on the title of the case and you will be re-directed to more specific information.
Plaintiff and three of his friends, all 20 years old, went to a bar in Roslindale Square where they were served alcohol. After leaving the bar, they were involved in a high speed collision which resulted in serious injuries to plaintiff who was a passenger in the vehicle. The defendants paid $3,400,000.00 in a settlement reached through mediation shortly before trial. A default judgment n the amount of $9,381,513.36 was entered against the driver of the automobile who was not part of the settlement negotiations. With interest, the judgment will be in excess of $15 million which will not be dischargeable in bankruptcy because the defendant caused injury while operating under the influence of alcohol.
An auto mechanic who was severely burned in a flash fire while welding was awarded $2,900,000.00 in a settlement reached through mediation shortly before trial. A case was brought on his behalf against the owner of the repair shop where he was working, the manufacturer of a parts cleaner used to retrieve hazardous chemicals, and the manufacturer of the brake wash which ignited.
Medical Malpractice – Wrongful death
Plaintiff received $2,000,000 from a doctor who inadvertently stapled her husband’s pulmonary artery during an upper lobectomy procedure.
Assault at Nightclub
Client severely injured after being violently removed from a nightclub and falling down a flight of stairs was awarded $1,500,000, which was the limits of the insurance coverage available to the defendants.
A construction laborer was awarded $1,400,000.00 by a Suffolk County jury in Boston, after she was severely injured at the Deer Island treatment plant during the construction of the South System Pumping station.
Chain Failure on Big Dig Project
A college student operating a crane as part of a summer job was awarded approximately $1,300,000.00, which includes a complete waiver of a worker’s compensation lien in a settlement reached through mediation shortly before trial.
Wrongful death – Automobile Collision
Four adult children were awarded $1,000,000 for the wrongful death of their 49 year old mother in a settlement reached on the second day of trial.
Case Name Withheld – Industrial Accident
Client was climbing a cat-walk which was in a deteriorating condition and collapsed. Client fell approximately 15 feet onto a roof, rolled off of that, and landed on the ground. Client suffered a severe left arm fracture. Case settled for $875,000.00.
Hopkins v. Keens
A three-member arbitration panel awarded $528,000.00 to a woman injured in a low-impact rear-end collision causing soft tissue injuries.
Dog-bite to Child
Client awarded $500,000 after being bitten by dog in face at cookout.
Plaintiff, while grocery shopping at Edward’s Food Warehouse, tripped and fell over an orange juice jug which was left in the middle of the aisle. A Suffolk County jury awarded her $160,000.00 as compensation for her hip fracture.
Case name withheld – Product Liability
A 9-year old girl was “tubing” behind a boat when she suddenly fell out and became entangled on the tow rope. In the process, a metal hook on the tow rope impaled her arm. Suit was filed against the tow rope manufacturer for using a metal hook in its design with sharp prongs which constituted an unreasonably dangerous product. The case was settled just before trial.
At the trial of an action seeking recovery for personal injuries, the judge abused his discretion by imposing arbitrary time limits on the testimony of witnesses that prevented the parties from properly presenting their entire cases to the jury.
Personal injury action was filed by parents of 16-year-old who climbed utility pole and received electrical shock.
Case name withheld – Motor Vehicle Accident
R&R’s client was a pharmacist who was involved in a head-on collision while returning home from work. She suffered a severe ankle fracture and multiple connective tissue injuries which disabled her from work as a pharmacist. The case settled following the payment of $500,000.00 by the defendants.
Case Name Withheld – Defective Ladder
Client was a window-washer who was injured when ladder collapsed while client was cleaning a second story window. Client suffered a severe fracture of his ankle. The ladder manufacturer paid $225,000.00 to settle the case.