McGowan & Associates Obtains $1.85 Million for Passenger Who Suffered Injuries in Defective Motor Vehicle
Attorney: Owen P. McGowan
Type of Case: Car Accident, Personal Injury, Negligence
Date of Settlement: 2019
Damages: $1.75 million from an airbag class action litigation, plus $100,000 in damages from the auto insurer
Our client was injured in the passenger seat of a vehicle which crashed in Massachusetts. Our firm was contacted to pursue a claim against the auto insurer to pay for medical expenses and other damages allowed under Massachusetts law.
Our firm initiated a personal injury lawsuit in the Massachusetts court system and later negotiated out of court with the auto insurer for policy limit of $100,000.
After hiring an expert to examine the vehicle, we learned the vehicle had defects, which had they been addressed, could have prevented the crash and our client’s injuries.
We transferred these claims into federal multi-district litigation involving the manufacturer. Our client was awarded $1.75 million.