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Security Guard Injured By thieves Car

As a security guard for a retail store located in a mall, the client followed a young man who had stolen a leather jacket into the parking lot. The thief's car nearly ran over the client, causing the client to jump out of the way, injuring the client's knee. There was no actual contact between the car and the client. The automobile insurance carrier denied coverage to the thief claiming an intentional act exclusion. Rosen Louik & Perry, Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation Lawyers, were able to prove that the thief's acts with the vehicle were not intentionally directed toward injuring the client. Such an intentional act would have nullified insurance coverage for the client's injuries. Once intentional acts were excluded, the insurance from the automobile company was required to cover the accident. The case settled for $475,000.00.

Personal Injury Verdicts

Our personal injury attorneys at Rosen Louik and Perry have real experience winning personal injury cases and settlements in the Pittsburgh, PA region. Below are a few examples of real clients we have helped receive compensation they deserved for pain and suffering caused by a personal injury caused by negligence or malice. If you think you may have a personal injury case, contact us to evaluate your claim.

Patient's Lower-Leg Amputated after Getting Foot Caught under Defective Jetway

This client suffered severe injuries as the result of getting his foot caught under a Jetway during his employment with an airline company. A Jetway is the mobilized ramp used to allow passengers to get on and off an airplane. This accident caused the client to suffer the loss of his big toe, crushing destruction of his left foot that required multiple surgeries, a loss of nerves and tendon, back injuries, and permanent scarring. Due to the severe amount of pain these injuries caused the client, he ultimately had to have his leg amputated at the knee. Product liability lawyers Rosen Louik & Perry of Pittsburgh were the first to ever sue the manufacturer of the Jetway for producing a defective, dangerous and unsafe product. The manufacturer refused to make a settlement offer arguing that thousands of Jetways in the market and decades of use without a lawsuit proved the safety of the product. The case was tried to a jury and plaintiff received a verdict of $1,123,483.92. Defendant appealed the case the entire way to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court but lost.

Patient Suffers Renal Failure after Fraternity Hazing

This client sustained serious injures when the client was hazed as part of the rush process for admittance into a fraternity. Client was repeatedly, and brutally, paddled by fraternity brothers. Due to the beating, the client was admitted to the hospital having been diagnosed as suffering from renal failure, hypertension and had experienced two seizures. Prior to the hazing, the client was completely asymptomatic for these conditions. Client contacted The Caring Lawyers, personal injuries attorneys Rosen Louik & Perry to evaluate his claim. This case was hotly contested as the fraternity argued it had no duty to monitor and prevent intentional acts of members. This case settled for $90,000.00 after Rosen Louik & Perry won legal issues on appeal.

Industrial Explosion Kills Three

Our client was one of three individuals who died as the result of an industrial explosion at his place of employment. Under Pennsylvania law, our client was prohibited from suing his employer. Rosen Louik & Perry, Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation Lawyers, worked with a team of Plaintiffs' lawyers to identify other companies responsible for the explosion. Numerous companies that had supplied equipment to detect and prevent explosions as well as companies that designed the system were ultimately sued. After extensive discovery and many depositions, the Plaintiff's team settled all cases for in excess of $22,000,000.00.

Handicapped Girl Raped After Being Left Alone by Custodian

Client, a mentally and physically handicapped ten-year-old girl, was in the care and custody of a former teacher for a weekend away from home. During that time, the client was left in the teacher's residence with a teenage neighbor boy who was painting the house for money. The teacher left the residence in order to retrieve a ladder for use in painting. While the teacher was gone, the teenage boy raped the client. Teenage boy's intentional act was not covered by insurance. Rosen loick & Perry, Pittsburgh Negligence Lawyers, successfully proved, however, successfully proved a claim of negligence against the teacher. The case settled for policy limits of two homeowner's policies after depositions of the individuals involved.

Building Owners Found Responsible for Rooftop Ice Striking Victim in Face

The client was struck with a piece of ice that had fallen off of the roof a building. As a result of the accident, the client suffered post-traumatic cervical myofascial pain and fibromyalgia. It was discovered that the building owners had knowledge of the problem of falling ice from the roof, as it had been reported multiple times earlier that day. However, no efforts were made to warn patrons of the dangerous condition. The case settled for $ 115,000.00. 

Building Owner Found Responsible After Fire Severely Burns Victim

The client suffered grievous injuries as the result of being trapped in an apartment building during a fire. The client was the only individual to survive the fire and did so because she heroically hung from a four-story window and awaited firefighters' rescue. Unfortunately, the left side of the client's body that was holding on to the inside of the window was completely burned off. Client has no toes and very little foot on the left side, has no fingers and no left hand and all of the skin on the left side of the body was burned to the bone. Through numerous operations the client has had skin graft transfer that has allowed the client to survive despite the severity of the injuries. Unfortunately, the client has been rendered permanently and totally disabled and the psychological effects of the disfigurement are as serious as the physical infirmities. The client retained the services of Rosen Louik & Perry's law firm of Pittsburgh, PA, The Caring Attorneys. Liability against the building owner was hotly contested as Defendant claimed they were not responsible for arson. (The arsonist was convicted and sent to prison). After years of discovery, this case settled for $1,050,000.00, an amount in excess of available insurance.

Man Fractures Hip after Being Knocked off Truck by Crane

During his employment as a tractor trailer operator, client was in the process of assisting with the unloading of two 4,000 pound jersey barriers from client's truck when the crane operator struck client and knocked him off of the back of his truck with the barrier. As a consequence of being struck by the jersey barrier and knocked off the trailer to the ground. The client retained the services of Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation lawyers Rosen, Louik & Perry of Pittsburgh. Plaintiff sustained a right hip fracture. This PA worker's comp case settled for $311,000.00.

Man Dies Due to Smoke Inhalation Resulting in Bad Faith Claim Against Insurer

While burning Christmas wrapping paper in his backyard, the decedent lost control of the fire and called for help. When firemen arrived ten minutes later they found the entire backyard engulfed in flame. While spraying the flames, the decedent was found lying face up with a charred phone next to his ear. The coroner determined the cause of death to be smoke inhalation. The defendant insurance company refused to pay accidental death benefits claiming the death was caused by a pre-existing heart problem that was triggered by the vigorous activity of trying to extinguish the brush fire. Pittsburgh lawyers Rosen Louik & Perry represented the victim's bad faith claim and obtained tapes of the 911 call and were able to establish that the client's decedent was snoring after he lost consciousness. This was inconsistent with an immediately fatal heart attack. Forensic pathologists were retained as experts who confirmed smoke inhalation as the cause of death. This case, including a bad faith cause of action, settled in excess of policy limits for $ 537,500.00.

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