NEW HAMPSHIRE TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENT REPORT

P.O. BOX 447

CONCORD, NH  03301

 

Plaintiff's Attorney:  Kenneth C. Brown, Esq.

 

Case Title:    Joanne L’Heureux v. Joaquim Durante

 

County:      Hillsborough    Date of Injury: August 13, 2006

 

Liability Facts:   The plaintiff was leaving a marina in Hampton, New Hampshire.  She stopped her vehicle behind the defendant’s pick-up truck at the end of Fellows Avenue, which intersects with Route 1A.    The defendant put his truck in reverse and backed up directly into the front end of the plaintiff’s vehicle.

                       

Plaintiff:  Sex:  Age at time of injury:51

 

Occupation:self-employed barber

 

Plaintiff's Theory of Liability:    The defendant failed to operate his vehicle in a safe, prudent and non-negligent manner in conformity with all statutory and common laws of the State of New Hampshire,  including the duty to maintain a proper lookout the duty to seasonably brake or reasonably maneuver his vehicle and the duty to exercise reasonable care.

 

Defendant's Theory of Defense:    General denial of liability.  Comparative negligence.

 

Injuries:  (Diagnosis/Prognosis/Permanency):    The plaintiff suffered from pain and stiffness in her neck, shoulders and low back and headaches as a result of this accident.

 

VERDICT/SETTLEMENT: The case was mediated after suit was initiated.  The case settled for $25,000.00.

 

COUNSEL:              

                        Kenneth C. Brown, Esquire

                        ABRAMSON, BROWN & DUGAN

                        1819 Elm Street

                        Manchester, NH 03104

                        (603) 627-1819

                        Counsel for the Plaintiff