Verdicts & Settlements
At Fales & Fales, we strive to ensure our clients are fully compensated for their losses. If a fair settlement cannot be reached, then we will take the case to trial. Each case is different so results are case-specific. We work diligently for each client we serve, and are proud of the results we have obtained.
A Monmouth man received a $1 million settlement for a low back disk herniation suffered when his vehicle was rear ended by another driver. The injury required fusion surgery.
A vehicle drifted from its travel lane forcing a Lisbon man’s truck off the roadway. The crash caused the fracture of a cervical vertebra requiring a spinal fusion. The case settled at mediation for $450,000.
A Lisbon man received a settlement of $450,000 for injuries in a crash caused by a driver who pulled out directly in front of the motorcycle, claiming not to have seen it.
A Mexico man’s insurance company paid $400,000 in uninsured motorist benefits for neck and back injuries suffered in a head-on crash with an uninsured driver who had crossed the center line.
An Androscoggin County jury awarded $250,000 to a Mechanic Falls man who suffered severe leg injuries in an accident caused by a driver who failed to stop for a red light.
An Auburn woman who suffered a closed head injury after a collision with a tractor trailer received a $150,000 verdict from an Androscoggin County jury.
A Monmouth man received $87,500 for injuries suffered when he lost control of his motorcycle because a homeowner’s dog ran into the road and gave chase.
A line painting company settled a Wells motorcyclist’s claim for injuries suffered when he lost control of his bike during a right hand turn over a newly painted, and still wet, fog line. Injuries included road rash and headaches from striking his head on the pavement.
We represented the family of a young man who after developing severe headaches and experiencing episodes of blurred vision, one-sided numbness, dizziness, and a feeling of drunkenness established care with a primary care provider. The primary care provider failed to recognize that the episodes may be instances of stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA). The young man later suffered a massive stroke caused by an undiagnosed vertebral artery dissection. The stroke caused locked-in syndrome, meaning he was conscious while nearly all voluntary muscles in his body were paralyzed. He died 10 months later from complications of his stroke.
A Greene man received a settlement $350,000 from a drugstore for injuries caused by a pharmacist’s error in filling a prescription. The man developed side effects from taking the wrong drug.
A client received a confidential settlement for injuries resulting from a nurse administering an incorrect dose of a medication ordered by the hospital doctor.
Other Personal Injury
A jury in Androscoggin County awarded a Greene man $3.61 million and his wife an additional $750,000 for injuries resulting from a fall on an icy stairway at a well-known Maine ski area. The man suffered a mild traumatic brain injury and a neck injury that required surgery. The verdict in favor of his wife was for loss of consortium – the loss of the comfort, society, and companionship of her husband. Prior to trial, the defendant had offered only $100,000.
Before the start of trial, a settlement was reached for the estate of a local man who died after a collision with a driver who failed to see a stop sign.
A tenant who slipped and fell in an icy parking lot at an apartment complex settled his claim against an Auburn landlord for $236,000. The tenant aggravated a pre-existing back condition in the fall and ultimately required surgery.
Defective grips on the handles of a Briggs & Stratton generator sold by Lowe’s Home Center caused the generator to fall onto a Monmouth man’s heel, severing his Achilles tendon. A Superior Court Justice in Androscoggin County awarded $75,000 as compensation for the injury.
A 3-year old Buckfield boy received a $49,000 settlement for a dog bite to his nose.
A Freeport man settled a claim against a landlord for more than $45,000 for respiratory problems caused by exposure to mold in a leased apartment.
A client received a confidential settlement for injuries, including a neurotoxic brain injury, from exposure to mold present in the client’s newly purchased home.