$650,000 Settlement for Tow Truck/Pedestrian Knockdown

Richard Villanova represented a boy and his mother. The boy was struck by a tow truck and sustained multiple pelvic fractures, five fractured ribs, a liver laceration, a collapsed lung, a transection of the pancreas, and a colon injury requiring surgical resection. The boy’s mother witnessed the accident. Throughout the lawsuit’s discovery period, Rich ascertained that there was video footage of the accident. The case was settled at mediation for $650,000, including $175,000 for the mother’s claims surrounding her having witnessed the accident (Portee claim).