Motor Vehicle Accidents
The Firm has broad experience in representing clients in conncetion with death or serious injuries stemming from motor vehicle accidents and is currently representing among others, the estate of a 30-year old wife and mother killed in a tractor-trailer accident in Phoenix, Arizona; the estate of a 21-year old wife and mother killed when a Ford Explorer in which she was a passenger rolled over in New York City; and the estate of a 24 year old man killed by a drunk driver in Chelsea, MA.
Described below are some of our earlier successes.
The claims in the action were that the restaurant, in violation of responsible alcoholic beverages procedures, over-served a customer who then drove his vehicle at a high rate of speed into an automobile driven and occupied by clients of Farrah and Farrah, killing two passengers and causing traumatic brain injury to the third. After extensive discovery the parties mediated and reached a confidential multi million dollar settlement.
In a 2008 jury trial, the firm secured a $1,125,000 verdict on behalf of the estate of a 78-year-old pedestrian who was killed by the operator of a leased motor vehicle. Kassis v. Lease and Rental, Essex Superior Court.
Albert Farrah secured a $1 million settlement for the survivors of the 66-year-old pedestrian killed while crossing the street in Malden Mass. when an SUV, which have stopped permit him to cross the street, was struck in the rear by a truck.
Albert Farrah represented the estate of an 82-year-old man who was killed when a school bus, traveling at no more than 5 miles an hour allegedly struck a shopping cart the man was pushing on the street. The school bus owner denied liability for the accident. After a full day of mediation the case settled on confidential terms.
Albert Farrah represented the estate of an 80-year-old man who was killed when an automobile struck him as he rode his bicycle in Boston. The case settled on confidential terms.
In conjunction with local counsel, the firm recently secured a $662,500 settlement in an action in Federal District Court in Puerto Rico on behalf of the estate of a 52-year-old man who was killed by a dump truck as he attempted to change the tire on his disabled automobile.
Several hundred thousand dollars were recovered in a New Hampshire wrongful death action against the driver of a tractor-trailer who struck an automobile in which the firm’s client was a passenger. The woman died as a result of the crash. Farrah and Farrah were able to accomplish this result despite the fact that the operator of the automobile in which the women was riding pleaded guilty to speeding in connection with the accident and as a result lost his driver’s license.
The Firm secured a substantial, confidential settlement against a New Hampshire automobile repair business in a wrongful death action, caused by the negligent repaired of brakes on an automobile that struck and killed a pedestrian in Lawrence, MA.
Despite eyewitness testimony at trial that the operator of a motor vehicle in which the firm's client was a passenger crossed over the median yellow line and caused the fatal accident, we were able to secure a substantial six-figure confidential settlement against the owner and operator of the bus involved in that accident.
The firm achieved a substantial, six figure confidential settlement on behalf of the estate of a 17-year old girl in a in wrongful death dram shop action against a Haverhill, MA establishment.
The firm achieved a substantial, six figure confidential settlement on behalf of the estate of a 21-year old man in a wrongful death dram shop action against establishments in Boston, Revere and Chelsea, Massachusetts.
The firm achieved a substantial, six figure confidential settlement on behalf of the estate of a 75 year old woman killed by an automobile in Quincy, MA.