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Insurance Company Settles For $1.1M After Viewing Cutting-Edge Digital Animation Of Truck Collision.

The Monday morning following Thanksgiving in 2007, a 69 year old Medford man was driving his Nissan Sedan northerly on Route 93 in Medford, Massachusetts. He had entered the highway from an on-ramp, and proceeded less than one half mile when a large box truck smashed into the rear of his Nissan.

As a result of the accident, the operator of the Nissan sustained serious and debilitating injuries, including a fractured chest and multiple internal injuries. His injuries required several months of in-patient hospitalization followed by extensive rehabilitation and follow-up care. His medical bills exceeded half a million dollars.

The trucking company alleged that the driver of the Nissan abruptly entered Route 93 and cut in front of their truck.  With the trucking company denying responsibility, the case proceeded to trial in 2011.

Ronald A. Dardeno of the Law Offices of Frank N. Dardeno, LLP acted as lead counsel at trial.  Through the use of innovative and advanced technology, Attorney Dardeno persuaded the Trucking Company to reconsider their position to reach a significant settlement. In addition to hiring medical experts, Attorney Ronald A. Dardeno hired an accident reconstruction expert to explain to the jury that the truck was in fact to blame. Attorney Dardeno asked the accident reconstructionist to examine all the facts of the case. He then asked the reconstructionist to use that data to create an innovative digital animation of the collision so he could show the jury exactly how the collision truly occurred. The cutting-edge digital reconstruction of the accident showed exactly what the collision data showed—that the truck was responsible for the accident. Following the testimony the accident reconstructionist and presentation of his digital animation, the trucking company agreed the settle during trial. 

In the end, attorney Dardeno was able to acquire a $1.1 million settlement for the injuries his client sustained.

Car and truck accidents aren’t all fender-benders, and it’s not always easy to determine who was at fault. In addition, the insurance companies who insure at-fault drivers may deny responsibility and may refuse to pay. While it’s unfortunate, it is a reality—insurance companies that act in their own financial interest—and they are not looking out for yours. When holding a negligent driver and their insurance company responsible, you need the expertise a skilled personal injury attorney can provide to get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Innovative techniques, like the one attorney Dardeno used in this case, expertly compelled the insurance company to pay for the plaintiff’s injuries.

If you’ve been injured in a truck accident and another driver’s negligence caused your injuries, please don’t hesitate to call Attorney Ronald A. Dardeno at the Law Offices of Frank N. Dardeno, LLP. He can be reached by phone at 617-666-2600 or email at With over 50 years of experience, the seasoned personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Frank N. Dardeno, LLP are the attorneys you need to tenaciously fight for your rights and to get you the financial compensation you fairly deserve for your injuries.

SC Family Receives $1.5M After Their Mother Is Killed By A Nursing Home Employee

We entrust nursing homes and their employees with the lives of our family members in the later years of their lives. While it is difficult to grasp, all too often, nursing homes and their employees fail to protect our loved ones. In the worst circumstances, nursing home employees abuse their residents. If you or a loved one have been injured at a nursing home and you believe another party’s negligent acts caused those injuries, please don’t hesitate to call the Law Offices of Frank N. Dardeno, LLP at 617-666-2600 or email us at With over 50 years of experience, our seasoned personal injury attorneys will fight to hold negligent nursing homes responsible and to get you the compensation you justly deserve.

A Pennsylvania-based nursing home company agreed to pay a South Carolina family $1.5 million after the family’s mother was killed at the one of their nursing homes. The 82-year-old woman was found dead in her apartment at the Oakbridge Terrace housing unit of the Park Pointe Village assisted-living community in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Pauline Cook had been living at the Park Pointe Village, since she and her husband moved there in 1998. She was later moved to a housing unit called Oakbridge Terrace following the death of her husband in 2011. In late 2011, Mrs. Cook noticed an employee of Park Pointe stealing her personal checks. The employee, Braquette Walton, was allegedly stealing the personal checks and making them out to herself, totaling over $1,200. When Mrs. Cook noticed the theft, she reported the activity to other Park Pointe staff members. Upon learning of criminal allegations against her, Walton broke into Mrs. Cook’s room and killed her on November 12, 2011.

According to the investigation, Walton used an electronic key card to gain access to Mrs. Cook’s room during the middle of the night. Mrs. Cook was asleep when Walton smothered her, beat her, and dragged her body into the shower. Walton left the shower running as she disposed of the bloodied linens and she laid out Mrs. Cook’s clothes to make it seem as though Mrs. Cook was taking a shower when she died.

The family filed an elder abuse, wrongful death lawsuit alleging that the Park Pointe Village negligently failed to protect Mrs. Cook from foreseeable criminal acts. According to the family’s complaint, Walton’s supervisor did nothing to prevent contact between Walton and Mrs. Cook following the check fraud. The lawsuit named Park Pointe Village, its parent company ACTS Retirement-Life Communities, and two Park Pointe Village employees as defendants—including Walton’s supervisor and the other employee who warned Walton about the check fraud investigation.
The parities agreed to settle the case before going to trial. The details of the settlement, however, were kept confidential.