Recent Cases Resolved by Thomas Gravina
PennDOT Liability for serious injuries sustained
by a female physician due to poor construction of a PennDOT
PennDOT liability for injuries sustained by a female
passenger due to dangerous, obstructed view
intersection. Recovery made against both PennDOT
and driver’s insurance company.
Pedestrian accident causing a tibia plateau fracture and ankle
injuries requiring extensive hardware to repair.
Recovery made against negligent driver
and client’s underinsured carrier.
Pedestrian accident causing tibial plateau fracture.
Rental car insurance company denied coverage
due to driver being unauthorized user of rental
vehicle. Recovery received under client’s
uninsured automobile insurance benefits.
Dog bite injuries on the arms and legs of an
owner of a small dog that was attacked and
killed by a neighbor’s pitbull while out on a walk.
Recovery made against owner’s homeowner’s
Several dog bites settlements for injuries
sustained to clients when neighborhood
dogs entered the client’s yards Settlements made against
dog owners’ homeowner’s insurance companies.
Wrongful Death of 62-year old male during
open heart surgery. Recovery to Estate from
hospital and physician.
Nursing Home neglect in failing to clean Foley
Catheter resulting in infection. Recovery made for
Deceased client’s estate.
Fall from a hospital bed resulting in hip
fracture of an 83-year old male. Recovery
from hospital’s insurance company.
Fall on nursing home transit van resulting in
fractured rib and contusions.
Fall on ice causing extensive hip injuries and
Requiring a hip replacement, when employee of
Hospital fell walking to employer transport shuttle.
Recovery made against both Workers’ Compensation
Carrier and owner of parking garage.
Fall down on sidewalk at a nationally known grocery
store causing a broken tooth and hand and leg injuries.
Fall down at a grocery store from liquid being on the floor,
causing injuries to back, legs and wrist.
Fall down in a restaurant due to poor lighting on stairway,
causing hip, leg, and bruised bladder problems for
Settlement against physician for injuries sustained to
client’s neck due to laser treatment, which resulted in a permanent
Settlement against trucking company for rear-end crash
on Parkway, causing soft tissue, back and neck injuries.
Settlement for injuries sustained by client sitting on his
couch in his residence when a car came through the wall.
causing injuries to his knees and exacerbating previous
Uninsured claim settled by client’s insurance company for
broken hand, 3 broken ribs and facial lacerations.
Settlement to husband and wife clients who sustained serious
injuries to hands, head, neck, back and bladder contusions.
Recovery made against negligent driver and client’s underinsured
Settlement against owners of a Hawaiian horse riding stable when
Client fell from horse and sustained a broken wrist.
Settlement against police department for injuries
to client while in custody due to excessive force and aggression
of police officer, causing a fractured orbital facial bone.
Multiple motor vehicle accident settlements for soft tissue/