McGowan & Associates Reaches $1.45 Settlement for Elderly Woman Hit by a Car in Her Driveway
Attorney: Owen P. McGowan
Type of Case: Car Accident, Personal Injury, Negligence
Date of Settlement: February 2007
Damages: $1.15 Million, plus $300,000 in special damages ($200,000 medical bills and $100,000 for nursing home car)
Our 92-year-old client was hit by a car in her driveway as she attempted to get into her own vehicle.
Our client broke her leg in three places and was transported to a Boston hospital. In subsequent months, she required extensive rehabilitation. It became clear she would be unable to resume her active lifestyle.
Our attorneys prepared a claim against the defendant driver’s auto insurance policy.
Our attorneys presented a life-care plan at mediation, showing the plaintiff would need assisted living for the rest of her life. Her life expectancy was five years.
In addition to the $1.15 million settlement, our attorneys also negotiated special damages, including $200,000 in medical bills and $100,000 for nursing home care.