Almost $3 Million- One of Largest Monetary Verdicts in RI History
In 2006 Mark Dana obtained one of the largest verdicts in Rhode Island in recent years. His client was severely injured as a passenger in a truck. He underwent eight surgeries and almost lost his leg. The insurance company refused to settle and never offered any money to compensate Mark's client. The morning of the trial the insurance company offered Mark's client $750,000.00. Mark recommended to his client to decline the offer and his client agreed. Mark tried the case in the Providence County Superior Court for five days. After just two hours of deliberations the jury awarded Mark's client $2.1 Million. After interest was awarded the judgment was $2.8 million
Fireworks Injury- Insurance Company Offers Nothing
At Trial, Mark Dana Wins Almost $400,000.00.
In 2008 Mark Dana represented a woman who was severely injured by fireworks ignited at a house party. She had burns on her face and body. She had lost a substantial portion of her hearing. The insurance company refused to offer any money to Mark's client. Mark tried the case before a jury in the Providence County Superior Court. Every defense witness testified on direct examination that the fireworks did not come from their property. However, as a result of Mark's intense cross-examination the truth came out. The jury came back for Mark's client and awarded her $365,000.00.
Jury Award 750% Higher than Insurance Company Offer
In 2009 Mark Dana represented a woman who was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident. She sustained a severe shoulder injury. The insurance company offered her $45,000.00 to resolve the case. Mark recommended to his client to decline the offer and go to trial. The insurance company called a prominent orthopedic surgeon to the stand to testify that Mark's client was not permanently injured. Mark on cross examination got the surgeon to acknowledge that the injury his client sustained was permanent in nature and that the surgeon could not rule out that the injury was life altering. After a four day jury trial the jury awarded Mark's client $340,000.00
City of Providence Pays After Bad Road Causes Bus Accident
In 2010 Mark Dana represented a school bus driver who was driving her students when the road she was on suddenly, and without warning, fell in. Fortunately the defective road did not cause injury to any of the children, however, Mark's client was injured as a result of the force of the fall. The City of Providence refused to offer any money. Mark tried the case for four days in the Providence County Superior Court. Mark called to the stand an expert witness who testified that the road caved in due to poor reconstruction after a water main had been replaced. The jury awarded Mark's client $60,000.00
Mark Dana Convinces Newport Superior Court Jury To Award Six Times Insurance Company Offer in Ice Injury Case
In 2011 Mark represented a young man who had slipped on ice on a driveway in Portsmouth, RI. The client shattered a disc in his back. His car had gotten stuck due to the ice in the long winding driveway. He called a tow truck which also got stuck. As he and the tow truck operator were attempting to free both vehicles Mark's client slipped on the icy driveway and severely injured himself. The insurance company offered $30,000.00 before trial. Mark recommended client reject the offer and his client agreed. Mark tried the matter before a jury in the Newport Superior Court. After a seven day jury trial the jury awarded Mark's client $186,000.00.