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Benjamin P. Cloward

Benjamin Cloward’s Legal Cases

17 total


  • Negligent Vehicle Repair $1,500,000

    Practice Area:
    Personal injury
    Date:
    May 03, 2012
    Outcome:
    Settlement of $ 1.5 million dollars
    Description:
    My client was injured when the Defendant failed to repair her car, which resulted in the wheel falling off. Due to several and significant pre-existing injuries, my client had to undergo a painful revision surgery for a spinal cord stimulator that had become dislodged and stopped relieving her pain. Her medical bills were approximately $375,000.
  • Under insurance claim $750,000

    Practice Area:
    Motorcycle accident
    Date:
    Jul 12, 2010
    Outcome:
    Settlement of $750,000
    Description:
    My client was significantly injured in an automobile versus motorcycle crash. We were able to recover $750,000 from the insurance company despite only having $250,000 in available insurance coverage.
  • Trucking Company crash $1,105,000

    Practice Area:
    Brain injury
    Date:
    Aug 01, 2011
    Outcome:
    Several settlements resulting in $1,105,000
    Description:
    My client was injured when a negligent trucking company driver swerved into the lane she was traveling in as a passenger. The vehicle flipped over as a result, which led to neck and back pain and a mild traumatic brain injury. Her medical bills totaled approximately $91,000. We were able to obtain all available insurance coverage on behalf of the client.
  • T-Bone Crash $1,015,000

    Practice Area:
    Personal injury
    Date:
    Jan 23, 2012
    Outcome:
    Settlement of $1,015,000
    Description:
    My client, a young 18 year old girl was t-boned by an F-350 Ford Truck, which resulted in major injuries to her lumbar spine (5 mm herniations at L4-L5 and L5-S1). Although her medical bills were only approximately $93,000, we were able to demonstrate a significant need for future medical treatment including a costly lumbar fusion. We resolved the case for all available insurance proceeds.
  • Rear-end Auto $615,000

    Practice Area:
    Personal injury
    Date:
    May 24, 2012
    Outcome:
    Settlements of $615,000
    Description:
    My client was rear-ended by a negligent driver and as a result, had to have a fusion surgery in his neck to repair the damage. Unfortunately, the insurance companies combined only provided coverage in the amount of $115,000. However, we were able to show that the insurance company for the defendant made a mistake in its handling of the claim and were able to secure a settlement of $600,000 (which was 6 times the underlying policy-limit). We also obtained all of the other insurance available.
  • Auto-Pedestrian $750,000

    Practice Area:
    Personal injury
    Date:
    Mar 02, 2012
    Outcome:
    Settled for $750,000
    Description:
    My client, a kind gentleman, who had previously sustained injuries from a prior motor vehicle crash which left him in a wheelchair was parked on the sidewalk in his wheelchair waiting to cross the road; when a negligent driver cut the corner too sharply and drove up onto the corner of the side-walk running over my client's leg. As a result, my client required a surgery to repair his leg which resulted in medical bills of approximately $110,000.
  • Auto-Pedestrian $539,000

    Practice Area:
    Insurance
    Date:
    Mar 07, 2013
    Outcome:
    Settlements of $539,000
    Description:
    My client was injured when a driver failed to see her in a cross-walk and hit her. She sustained shoulder injuries which required two surgeries to repair. Unfortunately, there was only $200,000 in available insurance coverage. Her medical bills exceeded $110,000. We were able to show that the insurance company mishandled the defendant-driver's claim and were able to obtain a settlement 4 times the amount of his insurance policy ($439,000). We were also able to obtain $100,000 from her UIM carrier.
  • Slip and fall $495,000

    Practice Area:
    Slip and fall accident
    Date:
    Oct 20, 2009
    Outcome:
    Settlement of $495,000
    Description:
    My client slipped and fell in a Casino injuring her lumbar spine which resulted in medical bills in excess of $75,000. We were able to establish that an employee walked through the area just minutes before, pointed down at the spill, but then did not follow Casino policy which required her to stand near the area and warn guests of the danger until housekeeping could arrive to clean the spill.
  • Slip and Fall $350,000

    Practice Area:
    Slip and fall accident
    Date:
    Mar 21, 2011
    Outcome:
    Settlement of $350,000
    Description:
    My client was injured when the hotel failed to place warning signs out while it was watering plants. As a result, the employee sprayed the sidewalk where guests were expected to walk. My client unfortunately walked through the area while the ground was still wet, causing her to fall to the ground injuring her knee. She had to have three surgeries resulting in medical bills of approximately $45,000 to repair her knee. We were able to show that company policy required the landscaping crew to always put out wet floor warning signs prior to beginning any watering, which they failed to do in this instance.
  • Motor vehicle crash $550,000

    Practice Area:
    Personal injury
    Date:
    Oct 11, 2011
    Outcome:
    $550,000
    Description:
    My client a 72 year old woman was rear-ended by a negligent driver which required her to undergo a cervical fusion resulting in medical bills of approximately $140,000. We were able to collect all available insurance from both the tortfeasor and from her own insurance company.