Work Related Motor Vehicle Accident {Worker’s Compensation Lien & Third Party Recovery} was resolved for $126,000

Work Related Motor Vehicle Accident {Worker’s Compensation Lien & Third Party Recovery} Attorney Perrault’s client was a passenger in a motor vehicle while in the course of his employment in Massachusetts. The motor vehicle was rear ended which caused the client serious lower back injuries. Because the client was in the course of his employment, he received substantial medical care and disability payments through worker’s compensation. Those benefits totaled over $11,000.00. In Massachusetts, worker’s compensation carriers have a “lien” against the personal injury claims of the client. In other words, from the personal injury recovery the worker’s compensation carrier has Continue Reading

Closed Head – Traumatic Brain Injury from a motor vehicle accident was resolved for $337,000

Closed Head- Traumatic Brain Injury {Motor Vehicle Accident} Attorney Perrault’s client, a New Hampshire resident, was struck at a moderate rate of speed by another vehicle. At the moment of impact, he struck his head hard on the inside of his vehicle. The client began to exhibit symptoms including loss of memory and headaches. The at-fault party’s insurance company paid its $20,000.00 policy limits. Thereafter, an underinsured motorist (UM) claim was made against the polity of the client. UM coverage is triggered when the at-fault party’s insurance coverage is insufficient to compensate the injured party. Initially, the UM carrier treated Continue Reading

Motor Vehicle Struck By Bus {Motor Vehicle Accident} Settled For $85,000

Motor Vehicle Struck By Bus {Motor Vehicle Accident} Attorney Perrault’s client was stopped in her vehicle waiting to take a left-hand turn when she was struck from behind by a bus. The claim was complicated by the fact that the client’s husband, who was a passenger, sustained no injury. The client on the other hand sustained injury to her shoulder, including a partial rotator cuff tear. The insurance company attempted to argue that this was a pre-existing injury and that the fact that the husband was not injured was proof that the wife did not sustain injury in this accident. Continue Reading

Rear-End Motor Vehicle (Dump-Truck) Accident resolved favorably to the client for $160,000.00.

Rear-End Motor Vehicle (Dump-Truck) Accident Attorney Perrault’s client, operating a dump truck, was rear ended by a limousine. Although the dump truck sustained little damage, the client began to experience memory loss and headaches immediately after the accident. Through the use of a neurophysiologist, Attorney Perrault was able to document that the client had sustained a traumatic brain injury. Although this closed head injury was not visible to the naked eye, the client’s change in personality, loss of memory, and headaches all assisted in the diagnosis. The initial offer on the case was $25,000.00. After substantial litigation, and immediately prior Continue Reading

Highway Motor Vehicle Accident settlement of $300,000 was negotiated during mediation

Highway Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney Perrault’s client was traveling south on Route 93, and approaching the Route 495 South onramp. According to Attorney Perrault’s client, a second operator, driving very aggressively, attempted to force his way into the client’s travel lane causing a three car collision. The second operator maintained that as he attempted to pull into the travel lane of the client, the client sped up, causing the accident. An independent truck driver witness suggested that it appeared there was some “cat and mouse” going on. However, Attorney Perrault conducted a deposition of the third operator in the accident Continue Reading

Warehouse Worker Work Site Accident resulted in a total recovery of $298,833

Work Site Accident – Warehouse Worker Attorney Perrault’s client was a warehouse worker at a major New England supermarket. While the client was in the course of his employment at the supermarket warehouse, he sustained a crushing injury and fractures of his left tibia and fibula when a pneumatic dock plate engaged on his left leg. This occurred as the client backed out of a tractor-trailer while on a forklift. Attorney Perrault made claims against both the supermarket, and the company which serviced the pneumatic dock plates. The defense presented that the client should have been more aware of his Continue Reading

Motor Vehicle Accident & Wrongful Death settled before trial for $1,100,000

Motor Vehicle Accident & Wrongful Death Tragically, Attorney Perrault’s client was killed in a New Hampshire automobile accident when an oncoming, larger vehicle crossed the center line. A dispute arose as to which party crossed the center line. Through Attorney Perrault’s use of an accident reconstructionist, Attorney Perrault was able to show that the other party crossed the center line. Further, deposition testimony elicited by Attorney Perrault indicated that makeup was strewn about the floor of the other party’s vehicle, suggesting that the other driver, a woman, may have been in the course of applying makeup at the time of Continue Reading