Multimillion-dollar recovery — A young man in his early 20s was driving his motorcycle on a bright and clear sunny day when suddenly a cement truck made an improper left turn into his lane of travel and crashed into the motorcycle. He suffered severe and permanent brain damage, which made him a quadriplegic who was unable to speak and had to be fed through a tube. We obtained a multimillion-dollar recovery for the young man and his mother so that a new home could be built and 24-hour care could be provided for him.
Very significant multimillion-dollar award — A 44-year-old man from Baldwin, Allegheny County, was riding his motorcycle on a beautiful clear day. While stopped at a red light, a coal truck struck him from behind and caused his bike to burst into flames. The motorcycle driver suffered serious burns to his buttocks and lower legs. One of his legs was burned so bad that it had to be amputated. He spent more than a year getting burn treatment at Mercy Hospital. We obtained a very significant multimillion-dollar award for this very seriously injured man.
Recovery of nearly $1 million — A young single male from Pittsburgh was killed as a result of a sudden oil leak, which occurred while he was operating his Honda motorcycle near Frick Park in Pittsburgh. The leaking oil sprayed on his rear tire and caused the driver to lose control and strike a telephone pole. The attorneys at Gismondi & Associates filed a product liability claim against Honda on the ground that the "O" rings for their oil filters were not properly designed and had a propensity to come loose. In this personal injury lawsuit, we obtained a recovery of nearly $1 million on behalf of this young man's parents.