Category: Settlements and Verdicts

Attorney James Sabatini Secures $350,000 Personal Injury Settlement

Attorney James Sabatini recently secured a $350,000,00 settlement for his client who was injured as a result of a defective deck.  The deck’s railings were in a dangerous and defective condition resulting in the client falling from the deck.  Shortly after the accident, a civil engineer was retained by Attorney Sabatini who then inspected the deck and confirmed that the railings were improperly installed and in violation of the building code.  Attorney Sabatini has extensive experience in representing people injured in Connecticut as a result of defective conditions located on private and public property.  For further information about Connecticut premises liability claims, please feel free to call Attorney James Sabatini at 860-667-0839.

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$175,000.00 Judgment In Dog Attack Case

Attorney James Sabatini secured a $175,000.00 judgment for his client in a dog attack case.  The unleashed dog knocked the client off her bicycle causing multiple injuries including a knee injury that required surgical repair. The dog did not bite our client.  Under Connecticut law, dog owners are required to keep their dogs under control in public areas.  If a dog is not under proper control in a public space such as a street, park or sidewalk and the dog causes injury to a person (who is not tormenting or abusing the dog), the owner or keeper of the dog is responsible for the person’s injuries.

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Law Firm Secures $100,000 for Car Accident Client

Attorney James Sabatini recently secured a $100,000.00 settlement for his client who was injured in a motor vehicle collision.  The collision happened in Connecticut approximately one year before the settlement was obtained.  The case was filed in state superior court.  The case settled soon after the client was deposed.  The client’s performance in his deposition had a positive effect on obtaining the settlement figure.  In advance of the client’s deposition, Attorney Sabatini spent significant time with his client in preparing him for the deposition.  It is absolutely critical that a client be thoroughly prepared for the deposition.  The preparation includes the following; (1) going over the basic rules to follow during the course of the deposition; (2) reviewing all medical records to ensure that the client’s testimony is consistent with the medical records; (3) reviewing the police report and answers to interrogatories; (4) going through a mock deposition where the attorney asks the questions that are expected to be asked by the insurance defense lawyer.  The preparation ensures that the deposition will go well for the client which in turn increases the chances the case will settle for maximum value or that if there is a trial, the client’s deposition testimony will not be used against him.

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$450,000.00 Mild TBI Settlement

Attorney James Sabatini has secured a $450,000.00 settlement for his client who suffered a mild traumatic brain injury.  The settlement was obtained despite having multiple doctors hired by the defendant express the opinion that the client did not have a permanent injury as a result of the head trauma.  The opinion was countered by the medical evidence that was obtained on the day of the trauma and during the weeks following the trauma. The medical documentation was consistent with trauma to the head and brain.  Consequently, there was no dispute that a brain injury was sustained. 

This case is another example of the importance on getting medical attention and examination immediately following head trauma.  If it is not done, the medical evidence will be lacking thereby allowing the insurance company’s doctor to not only argue that there is no permanent injury but also argue that the accident in question never caused head trauma.

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$190,000.00 Car Accident Settlement

Attorney James Sabatini recently secured a $190,000.00 settlement for his client who was injured in a car accident. The collision resulted in a cervical disc herniation.

 The herniation was producing radiating pain symptoms. The symptoms were delayed. In other words, the first report of the radiating pain was approximately four months after the collision. There was no surgery. The medical bills were paid and there was no insurance reimbursement for the medical bills paid.  The case was pending in Hartford Superior Court for approximately two years. The case settled two weeks prior to trial.

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