Personal Injury & Torts

Bill Royal has represented numerous injured plaintiffs in the Superior and Federal courts and in arbitrations and mediations. Bill has represented clients with serious personal injury (death and permanent impairment) as well as those who have been injured but less severely. Bill has also represented clients involving tort damage from defamation and intentional interference with advantageous business relations.

Bill’s notable cases include:

$8.9M settlement for client injured at a hazardous waste site

A pressurized vessel being used at a New Hampshire hazardous waste site to filter effluent exploded, resulting in severe brain injury to plaintiff in the prime of his life. Filing discovery actions in Massachusetts, Bill obtained admission that the subcontractor controlled the filter process. With NH counsel, Bill resolved the case at mediation before trial. The proof supporting large settlement included the subcontractor’s admission of control, that the defendant’s own protocols advised against using vessel in the way it was operated and the quality of plaintiff’s life before and after the tragedy. The settlement was the 2nd largest in the state’s history.

$150K settlement in eye injury to minor

Unsupervised minor was blinded in B-B gun game. Despite significant questions of insurance coverage and liability, recovery was had from homeowner’s policy, approaching policy limits.

$150K settlement in eye injury

Altercation led to injury, matter settled before trial

$30K settlement for back injury fall in unlit job site

Bill represented a worker injured on the job by a fall at night into unlit pit dug by subcontractor. Bill achieved a favorable settlement despite defendant’s forceful defense and strong denial of liability.