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Settlements

Pittsburgh personal injury cases

$190,000 SETTLEMENT FOR NURSING HOME STAFF NEGLIGENCE

An employee of a nursing home failed to secure our client’s mother while being transported in her wheelchair. She was not properly secured by staff member and suffered injury.

$275,000 SETTLEMENT FOR CLIENT INJURED BY DRUNK DRIVER

While driving a tractor-trailer for his job, our client suffered injuries when a drunk driver disregarded a stop sign and caused a collision.

$1,000,000 SETTLEMENT FOR MINING ACCIDENT

Our client worked in a mine and became paralyzed when a rock from the roof fell on him. We alleged that the Mining Company’s conduct contributed to an unsafe workplace. With the help of experts, we were able to resolve the case.

$635,000 SETTLEMENT FOR YOUNG FATHER IN TRUCK ACCIDENT

A $635,000 settlement was obtained for the estate of a 31-year-old man and his surviving wife and two young children. The man died as a result of injuries sustained when the pick-up truck he was driving collided into the rear of a drilling truck. Defendants disputed that they were negligent but our investigation revealed that the type of truck Defendants owned was not permitted by law to be on the road during the weather conditions and time of day at the time of the collision.

$100,000 SETTLEMENT FOR WOMAN IN MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT

Our client, a young woman, was a passenger in a vehicle being driven by a drunk driver who lost control of the car ejecting our client from the car. The collision caused our client to sustain many fractures including fractures to her pelvis, necessitating two surgeries. We pursued a claim against the driver and settled for the full amount of the insurance carried by the owner of the vehicle.

$225,000 SETTLEMENT IN GOLF CART ACCIDENT

Our client was in a golf cart when hit by an individual driving his pick-up truck in reverse. Our client sustained a serious neck injury, causing him to undergo surgery and have permanent limitations as a result. We pursued a claim against the driver of the pick-up truck and demonstrated the driver’s negligence in causing the collision.

$675,000 SETTLEMENT IN CASE INVOLVING A TRACTOR-TRAILER

A head injury severely impaired a young man who was the passenger in a vehicle rear-ended by a semi-truck.

$100,000 MOTOR VEHICLE SETTLEMENT FOR FACIAL SCAR

Our client, a young woman, was a passenger in a vehicle that was violently struck by another vehicle making an illegal left turn. The impact caused a laceration just above our client’s eye that left a scar. We pursued a claim against the other driver and achieved a settlement for the full amount of insurance carried by the Defendant.

$1,100,000 MEDICAL MALPRACTICE SETTLEMENT

A $1,100,000 wrongful death settlement was obtained for the estate of a 60-year-old woman who died as the result of medical malpractice. Defendants disputed that there was negligence, but our firm’s medical experts helped to demonstrate that the failure of the doctors to diagnose our client’s condition led to serious and unnecessary injuries resulting in her death after years of suffering and disability.

$300,000 SETTLEMENT FOR FALL ON ACCUMULATED ICE AND SNOW

Our firm obtained a $300,000 settlement for a woman who fell on an accumulation of ice and snow on the parking lot of a business facility. Our client sustained a serious ankle fracture, causing her to be unable to return to her two jobs. We were able to demonstrate that the business was completely indifferent to the safety of those persons using its entrance and failed to clear snow and/or to warn the public.

$1,630,000 SETTLEMENT FOR BENZENE-RELATED DEATH

Our client’s husband, age 51, died of leukemia caused by exposure to benzene and benzene-containing products. This exposure occurred in the course of his employment as a laborer at a chemical plant. Our firm was able to prove that the manufacturers of the benzene failed to warn of the known risk of leukemia caused by exposure to benzene. A wrongful death settlement was reached in the amount of $1,630,000 for the wife and children of the decedent.

$150,000 SETTLEMENT FOR NURSING HOME NEGLIGENCE

An employee of a nursing home failed to follow doctor’s orders that our client’s mother have an alarm on her wheelchair at all times because she was at risk for falls. In addition, the patient was left alone in the wheelchair at which time she tried to get up and fell forward, striking her head on the tile floor. She sustained a blood clot on her brain and died from her injury. We pursued a claim against the nursing home showing that its staff was negligent and indifferent toward the safety of its patient. Our investigation revealed that the nursing home had been cited and fined by the State Board of Health for this incident. We reached a settlement for the patient’s wrongful death in the amount of $150,000.


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If you have been injured in an accident, suffered the wrongful death of a loved one or need assistance with Workers’ Compensation claims, please call the Pittsburgh law firm of Rudberg Law Offices, LLC for a free consultation. We will provide additional information on your particular case and let you know what our lawyers can do for you. Call us today at (412) 488-6000, (866) 306-2667, or complete our quick contact web form and a member of our legal staff will respond to you promptly.