SETTLEMENT : 7-year-old hit by car while riding bicycle
When a 7-year-old darted on his bicycle from an alleyway to a thorough street, he was tragically struck by a vehicle owned and operated by a local governmental entity. The impact caused the boy significant injuries including likely brain damage with some long-term residual functional loss. Doctors reported partial memory loss and partial dysfunction.
Shortly after the incident, the boy’s parents sought out several attorneys who turned down the case as they denied any liability by the employee, who was driving the government vehicle during the course of and scope of his employment. The family then retained the expertise of Richard B. Koskoff of Booth & Koskoff who not only accepted the case but would go onto secure a very favorable settlement on their behalf.
During the course of litigation, the Defense cited a witness statement that listed the Plaintiff riding his bicycle down the alley and out onto the street at top speed. They also secured an accident reconstructionist who indicated that in the moments just prior to the accident, the Defendant driver was driving below the speed limit. The Defendant driver contended that he never saw the child until the moment just before impact and that the fault was the young child bicycling directly into the path of the oncoming vehicle.
Yet, ultimately the law team of Booth & Koskoff persevered in their arguments of putting the fault on the driver. The case settled out of court with the Plaintiff’s family receiving a partially structured settlement amounting to $1,500,000.
My family experienced a tremendous loss as a result of my father’s death. During the entire process of investigation and settlement of our case, we were treated with the utmost professionalism by the Booth & Koskoff attorneys and staff.
– Dale Magner
“We felt lucky like we were referred to Booth & Koskoff by someone we trusted. Richard’s professionalism and tenacity showed that he definitely was in our court.”
– John Mahoney
“From the moment I contacted Booth & Koskoff from my hospital bed to the eventual settlement of my case, I experienced nothing but outstanding assistance and representation.”
– Claire Rexon
The lawyers and staff at Booth & Koskoff were efficient, thorough, helpful and always available, even on weekends. I am very pleased with my overall experience, and I would recommend Booth & Koskoff to anyone who needs an excellent attorney.
– Keith Schultz
When I met with Roger, he was honest, genuine, and straight-forward on how we would proceed. Roger took a leap of faith when taking this case. He trusted what I said to be true, and wasn’t afraid to proceed.
– Cynthia Mitchell
“Because of Roger’s experience and professionalism, I was able to focus on the others things I needed to do for my brother to care for him during this time. He was a godsend, and I would highly recommend Roger and his staff.”
– Penny Vincelli
“Mr. Booth did an incredible job resolving the case for us, and we are very thankful for the successful ending to our lawsuit. Thank you for your hard work Mr. Booth. You will always be our family lawyer and friend.”
– Sam Kirakosyan