P.O. BOX 447
CONCORD, NH 03301
Plaintiff’s Attorney: Kenneth C. Brown, Esq. and Jared R.Green, Esq.
Case Title: Christine Ciccone v. Hartford Fire Insurance Company
County: Arbitration Date of Injury: November 25, 1998
Liability Facts: Ms. Ciccone was operating a Toyota Corolla and was rear-ended by a minivan and pushed into a head-on collision with an oncoming SUV. Ms. Ciccone settled her claim with the operator of the minivan for full policy limits and made a claim from her insurer, Hartford Insurance Company, for underinsured motorist benefits.
Plaintiff: Sex:F Age at time of injury:34
Plaintiff’s Theory of Liability: The driver of the minivan failed to operate her 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 her vehicle and the duty to exercise reasonable care.
Defendant’s Theory of Defense: The damages claimed by Ms. Ciccone are overstated and unrelated to the accident.
Injuries: (Diagnosis/Prognosis/Permanency): Ms. Ciccone was diagnosed with a large herniation at C5-C6 for which she pursued conservative treatment. Over time, however, C6-C7 deteriorated from the added mechanical forces it had to take on due to the C5-C6 herniation and Christine underwent a discectomy which fused both C5-C6and C6-C7.
VERDICT/SETTLEMENT: The case settled for Two Hundred Thousand Dollars prior to arbitration.
Kenneth C. Brown, Esq.
Jared R. Green, Esq.
ABRAMSON, BROWN & DUGAN
1819 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03104
Counsel for the Plaintiff