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Negligence and Intentional Tort Claims


Sigrid Irias has handled hundreds of tort claims from the pleading stage through resolution by settlement or judgment.  As in all cases, she has been sensitive to opportunities for early resolution.  Prior results cannot guarantee a similar outcome, but some samples of her work include:

  • Defending a partial amputation claim arising from allegations that truck cargo fell on the plaintiff’s foot; Sigrid was able to successfully resolve this case after being asked to take over the defense shortly before trial, after she obtained leave of court to supplement an expert disclosure, and took the deposition of the surgeon who had performed several surgeries related to the amputation.
  • Obtaining a judgment of nonsuit in favor of a product manufacturer after cross-examination during trial established that the product had been misapplied by a co-defendant.
  • Obtaining a settlement of $100,000 on behalf of two retired plaintiffs who sued the president of a large corporation for defamation.
  • Obtaining a judgment, after a three week trial, in favor of her clients – a nonprofit and several volunteer members of its board – who had been sued for a variety of intentional torts.