$1.5 Million Settlement - Traumatic Injury Due to Glazing Scissor Lift Incident
$1.5 Million Settlement - Traumatic Injury Due to Scissor Lift Incident
Attorney: Emily Ruby, Personal Injury Lawyer
Overview: Attorney Emily Ruby, renowned for her dedication to complex work injury cases, recently achieved a significant settlement of $1.5 million on behalf of our client. This case involved a traumatic injury that left our client requiring 24-hour care for life. Emily's relentless pursuit of justice and her ability to overcome significant legal challenges were pivotal in securing this substantial settlement.
The Incident: Our client's life was forever changed when they were involved in a devastating accident while installing glass (glazing) on a scissor lift. The lift had a hazardous 43-inch unprotected opening between the top railing and the platform. While performing their job, our client's foot slipped, causing them to fall a harrowing 12 feet to the concrete below. The result was a severe traumatic injury that necessitated lifelong, around-the-clock care.
Legal Strategy: Recognizing the gravity of the situation, Emily Ruby initiated legal action against both the rental company and the manufacturer of the scissor lift. Causes of action were filed for products liability and negligence, holding these parties responsible for the dangerous condition of the equipment.
Challenges Overcome: The case faced significant hurdles as the rental company filed two motions for summary judgment in an attempt to dismiss the claims. Emily Ruby, displaying her legal acumen and unwavering commitment, successfully defeated these motions, ensuring that our client's pursuit of justice continued.
Outcome: Prior to the commencement of the trial, the rental company agreed to a settlement of $1.5 million. This settlement not only provided our client with the financial support necessary for their ongoing medical care but also held the rental company accountable for their negligence and the hazardous equipment they provided.
Conclusion: Attorney Emily Ruby's unyielding dedication to her clients' well-being and her legal prowess were instrumental in securing a $1.5 million settlement in this traumatic injury case involving a scissor lift incident. This outcome serves as a testament to Emily's commitment to pursuing justice for her clients, even when facing formidable legal challenges. Our firm stands alongside our clients, fighting relentlessly to ensure they receive the compensation they rightfully deserve.