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Richard P Hastings

Richard Hastings’s Legal Cases

8 total

  • Ronald S v Lebanon Valley Raceway

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    $600,000 settlement at pretrial conference
    Description:
    Client, after signing a waiver and release form, was drag racing his motorcycle at a racetrack. Client was hit from behind by another racer coming out of the staging area which resulted in a broken leg. Racetrack claimed assumption of the risk, waiver and the signing of a release.
  • John Doe

    Practice Area:
    Medical Malpractice
    Outcome:
    Confidential
    Description:
    Co-counsel in a case involving a client who was misdiagnosed with a cerebral aneurysm, resulting in partial paralysis. Suit was brought against his general practice doctor, neurologist, and the hospital. .
  • Cathy C

    Practice Area:
    Brain Injury
    Outcome:
    Payment of combined policy limits of $500,000
    Description:
    Passenger in a motor vehicle involved in an accident received a traumatic brain injury and recovered $100,000 from the responsible party. The client had $400,000 of underinsured motorist coverage. The insurance company was entitled to offsets of over $150,000 leaving net available coverage of only $250,000. The firm commenced an action against Client’s insurance company for unfair trade and insurance practices. The firm was able to get the entire policy limits of $400,000 despite the fact that the insurance company was entitled to a $150,000 setoff.
  • Judith L on behalf of Minor Son

    Practice Area:
    Defective and Dangerous Products
    Outcome:
    $85,000 lump sum payment
    Description:
    Minor child removed plastic rod from newly purchased truck and punctured ear drum after inserting rod in his ear. No disability or loss of hearing.
  • Yolanda C

    Practice Area:
    Car Accidents
    Outcome:
    $150,000 lump sum payment
    Description:
    72 year old woman, while walking on a sidewalk in front of a driveway, was struck by a car exiting a parking lot knocking her to the ground. She sustained a fractured wrist. Claims of contributory negligence were overcome resulting in a lump sum payment of $150,000.
  • Anthony B

    Practice Area:
    Insurance
    Outcome:
    $325,000
    Description:
    Client was injured in a motor vehicle accident resulting in broken ribs and an injury to his foot. The policy limits of $50,000 from the responsible party's carrier was obtained. A claim was made against the client's brother's underinsured motorist policy. Insurance company claimed brother lived in a separate dwelling on the same property and was not a member of his household entitling him to coverage. Attorney Hastings fought the insurance company's allegation and was able to obtain an additional $275,000 from the brother's carrier.
  • Lisa C on behalf of Minor Child

    Practice Area:
    Wrongful Death
    Outcome:
    Policy limits of $1,000,000
    Description:
    Minor child was killed in a motor vehicle accident wherein the policy limits were not originally offered. The firm was able to get the policy limits after presenting an expert opinion regarding matters relevant to the case.
  • Kathy L on behalf of Minor Child

    Practice Area:
    Slip and Fall Accident
    Outcome:
    Confidential
    Description:
    Minor son went skiing at a resort. Parent signed waiver and son was injured after falling on the slope due to a claim of negligence on the part of the ski shop in improperly fitting the minor child. Ski resort took the position of assumption of the risk and a signed waiver. Attorney Hastings was able to negotiate a confidential lump sum settlement of behalf of his client.