$1.5M for Defective Propane Tank
A recovery of 1.5 million dollars in damages was made on behalf of the estate of a sixty-two-year-old homemaker who died from the explosion of a defective propane tank. The client died four days after sustaining burns, and without regaining consciousness. The explosion occurred when her daughter removed the hose attached to the propane tank as the client was baking.
$2.3 M for Swimming Pool Paralysis
A recovery of 2.3 million dollars was made on behalf of a college student, who was rendered a quadriplegic after diving into a “Hopper Bottom” swimming pool. The client was a guest at a private home, and dove into the pool for the first time when he was tragically injured. As a result of the dangerous design of this “Hooper Bottom” pool, which was installed over 25 years before this event, our client hit his chin on the unexpectedly shallow depth of the pool. Liability was assigned based on the faulty design of the pool, the failure to give adequate warning about the depth of the pool and against diving. The manufacture, distributor and installer of this pool all unsuccessfully fought to dismiss the claim on the basis of the Statute of Repose that barred recovery for injuries resulting from improvements to real property that had been made more than 12 years from the date of completion of construction.
$44,000 for burns
In a recent personal injury action, Tabas & Rosen recovered $44,000.00 from the homeowner’s policy of parents of a playmate of our eight-year-old client. The playmate tossed a lit firecracker into a bowl of gasoline causing serious second-degree burns on the child’s face.
$450,000 for workplace injury
A recovery of $450,000.00 was made for a tile subcontractor who was injured while working on the lower level of a two-story construction complex. Our client was installing tiles, while workers above him were trying to place glass panes into a steel railing along a balcony. As the glass was being installed, it shattered and shards fell down to the first story on to our client and his workspace. Our client was struck by the broken glass and suffered lacerations to his right wrist and to the left side of his face. Liability was premised on general contractor’s failure to properly supervise and ensure a safe workplace. Additionally, the glass contractor was also found liable for improperly securing the pane and providing inadequate protection to the detriment of those working below.
$415,000 for motorcycle accident
In addition, a recovery of $415,000.00 was made on behalf of a forty-year-old produce vendor motorcyclist who suffered an open fracture of the pelvis and a comminuted fracture of the right femur. Our client was injured when he lost control of his motorcycle and fell while riding over an uncovered storm grate. After falling he was then run over by another motorcycle following behind him. The New Jersey County responsible for the road and storm drain was sued for maintaining a dangerous condition. Liability was established when it was determined that the portion of metal slatted sewer grate in the middle of the lane should have been covered.
$500,000 for serving while intoxicated
A wrongful death settlement of $500,000.00 was made on behalf of the estate of a twenty-one-year-old college student who was killed in a head-on collision near Academy Road when a strip club patron drove the wrong way on I-95. Client’s parents were able to recover from the strip club and its parent corporation because driver had been visibly intoxicated when the club and management failed to stop service.
$279,000 for faulty automatic door
A settlement of $279,000.00 was recovered on behalf of a eighty-four year old legally blind housewife who suffered a fractured hip when she was struck by an automatic door while attempting to exit retail pharmacy. The pharmacy was held liable for failing to maintain its swing-path sensor, which would have halted the door before she was struck.
$175,000 for toppled weight equiptment
A settlement of $175,000.00 was recovered from a baseball academy for internal abdominal injuries sustained to a seven-year-old boy when a universal weight system well on top of him. Premise Liability was assigned based on the fact that the boy was unsupervised in the weight room and the machine was improperly secured to the room.
$160,000 for injuries from unleashed dog
A recovery of $160,000.00 was made on behalf of an elderly woman who suffered a fracture when she was knocked over by an unleashed dog, while she was walking in Tookany Park, Cheltenham Township. Recovery was made against the homeowner’s policy of the dog owner.
$515,000 for UI/UIM accident
In a recent auto accident case, Tabas & Rosen recovered $515,000.00 on behalf of a retired schoolteacher who suffered a cervical disc protrusion as a result of the accident. The retired teacher was injured when an underinsured motorist struck the client in rear of his vehicle.
$328,000 for rear-end collision
In addition, a verdict of $328,372.49 was obtained on behalf of a thirty-two-year-old Atlantic City blackjack dealer who suffered a cervical disc protrusion, in a rear-end collision, which occurred at a toll plaza on the Atlantic City Expressway. At trial, the defendant presented evidence of and argued our client had minor impact and soft tissue injury, which was successfully refuted by her expert’s testimony.
$232,000 for boating accident
In a recent boating accident case, Tabas & Rosen recovered $232,000.00 on behalf of a thirty-eight-year-old passenger in his friend’s motorboat. The client sustained a lumbar compression fracture, as a result of being thrown onto the boat, which was being operated at an excessive speed in rough waters.
$475,000 in tugboat collision
In addition, a recovery for $475,000.00 was made on behalf of the estates of a thirty-five-year-old husband and his two-year-old son, when an inattentive tugboat dredging the Delaware River struck a pleasure boat and causing it to capsize. The husband was severely injured and thrown into the water while our client and three other passengers were trapped inside the overturned hull. The mother lost her grip of her toddler son at the time of impact and later both the son and husband were recovered in the Delaware River deceased. The Captain and the dredging company were held liable under admiralty law for failure to maintain a proper lookout and not sounding a warning of their approach.
$6.25 M Diacetyl Settlement
In a recent significant defective products case, Tabas & Rosen recovered 6.25 million dollars for a sixty-two-year-old baking ingredient wholesaler, who contracted bronchiolitis obliterans, a severe and rare pulmonary disease, as a result of his exposure to diacetyl, an ingredient used in butter flavoring of popcorn. Our client had been exposed to diacetyl, while mixing ingredients for many years before suit was started. At the time of the lawsuit, only anecdotal scientific evidence existed about the dangers associated with diacetyl until several months before suit initiated. More than 10 years before out client’s exposure had ended. Defendant’s unsuccessfully resisted this suit on the basis of the Statute of Limitations, federal statutes that they argued preempted our client’s claim, as well as medical causation.
$325,000 for Flammable Nightgown
A recovery of $325,000.00 was made on behalf or a six-year-old child who suffered third-degree burns on her back and buttocks. The child’s nightgown caught fire when it brushed against an unattended hotplate. The manufacture was found to have acted negligent in not making the garment with flame retardant. This case was especially complicated due to the fact that the child had received the nightgown second hand from a goodwill missing all tabs and product labels. Tabas & Rosen investigated clothing mills and spoke with experts in the industry to pinpoint exactly which company had manufactured the product.
$400,000 for pedestrian injury
In addition, a settlement of $400,000.00 was recovered on behalf a forty-three-year-old pedestrian who suffered a torn rotator cuff. The injury was the result of an airplane baggage cart negligently striking our client at the Philadelphia International Airport.
$420,000 for front end collision
A recovery of $420,250.00 was made on behalf of a sixty-one year old female court employee who was involved in a front-end collision. Our client was traveling through a traffic intersection when a motor vehicle ran a stop sign colliding into her vehicle. As a result of collision, our client sustained tears in the ligaments of both her knees. Liability was assigned to the opposing driver for failing to observe and obey the traffic sign and injuring our client while operating his vehicle.
$500,000 DUI wrongful death
In a recent wrongful death action, Tabas & Rosen recovered $500,000.00 in damages for the parents of a twenty-one-year-old college student. A drunk driver, in a head on collision, killed the student. Tabas & Rosen successfully recovered compensation for the victim’s parents from both the bar and the underinsured driver.
$2.5 M wrongful death by bar patron
A recovery of 2.5 million dollars was made for the estate of a thirty-three-year-old part-time bartender who was stabbed to death by a disgruntled patron. The patron unsuccessfully defended the action by claiming the stabbing was accidental. Tabas & Rosen recovered the maximum policy limit against the patron’s homeowner policy.
$500,000 for rafting death
In addition, a settlement for the maximum policy limit of $500,000 was recovered for the estate of a college student who drowned while whitewater rafting. The young man tragically drowned after being thrown from the raft and becoming entangled on a safety rope line, which was improperly secured to the raft. The rafting company, whom our client had leased the raft from, defended unsuccessfully by arguing our client had assumed the risk of the dangerous activity and had signed a waiver of claims before leasing the raft.
$100,000 for homeowner negligence
A recovery of $100,000.00 was made on behalf of a forty-two-year-old chemical engineer who suffered a torn meniscus from homeowner failing to close trap door entrance to basement. The homeowner was showing the property to the client who was looking to purchase the property. Client was holding his infant son when he fell into the open space with his left leg. When falling he pinned his body against the trap door fram, preventing injury to his son. The homeowner were found negligent for removing the trap door cover.
$500,000 for mistaken shooting
A settlement of, $500,000.00 was made on behalf of a telemarketer who was mistakenly shot by a supermarket security guard as the client exited after a purchase.
$183,000 for fall at customer site
A $183,700.00 was recovered for a customer, who fell on steps while visiting his customer’s office. Client fell walking upon deteriorating, unstable and uneven cement pads leading to the customer’s doorway. Recovery was made against the owner of the property and the landscaper who installed the pads.
$535,000 for head-on collision
A recovery of $535,000.00 was made on behalf an eighteen-year-old university student who suffered fractures to her thoracic spine. The injuries arose as a result of her being the passenger of a car involved in a head-on collision. Our attorneys obtained $250,000.00 the maximum personal injury benefits from the negligent driver, and obtained an additional $285,000.00 from the underinsurance policy for injuries from which client made a full recovery.
$415,000 for crash due to road defect
A recovery of $415,000.00 was made on behalf of an forty-year-old produce vendor motorcyclist who suffered an open fracture of the pelvis and a comminuted fracture of the right femur requiring open reduction surgery with internal fixation. Our client was injured when he lost control of his motorcycle and fell while riding over an uncovered storm grate. After falling he was then run over by another motorcycle following behind him. The New Jersey County responsible for the road and storm drain was sued for maintaining a dangerous condition. Liability was established when it was determined that the portion of metal slatted sewer grate in the middle of the lane should have been covered.
$415,000 for construction accident
In a recent construction accident case, Tabas & Rosen recovered a settlement of $415,000.00 against a cement contractor on behalf of an ironworker apprentice. The worker sustained soft tissue injuries to his neck and back while sitting atop a beam during the construction of a high-rise center city office building. While perched on a beam our client was pummeled by cement which was being poured by a cement mixer.
$800,000 for injury riding SEPTA
Tabas & Rosen successfully recovered $800,000.00 on behalf of a twenty-nine-year-old telemarketer who was severely injured while riding SEPTA. The young woman was rendered quadriplegic, when the train derailed from juveniles placing debris on a regional rail line. In addition to the recovery of the maximum policy limits of SEPTA, our attorney also secured payment from the parents of the juvenile vandals through their homeowners’ insurance policies.