February 15, 2017

Victim gets justice after contractor’s negligence

A personal chef from Connecticut recently settled his personal injury lawsuit with a home remodeling company the victim claims was responsible for his catastrophic accident. The $1.5 million recovery finally resolves two and a half years of litigation, giving the victim the compensation needed to pay for costly medical bills and lost wages.

According to the negligence lawsuit, the plaintiff fell down a flight of stairs after tripping on a plastic runner carelessly left by the defendant while performing renovations. The plaintiff claims he fell head first down the stairs, sustaining a concussion, a torn rotator cuff and herniated discs.

As a result of his injuries, the plaintiff claimed he could no longer lift heavy objects, severely limiting his ability to perform his duties as an in-home, personal chef. Fortunately, the plaintiff’s personal injury attorney helped broker the settlement to secure vital compensation needed to help make the victim whole again.

What are the elements of an injury claim?

The plaintiff’s attorney argued the defendant acted negligently by improperly securing the plastic runner at the top of the stairwell where the plaintiff fell. Furthermore, the defendant posted no signs warning pedestrians about the foreseeable danger or cordon off the area.

Our civil justice system holds everyone must take care to prevent reasonably foreseeable injuries, particularly if someone has expertise or knowledge in a particular field, whether that be medical, construction, or public safety. When wrongdoers breach their legal duty and innocent victims suffer harm, plaintiffs can file personal injury lawsuit to recover for their damages.

While we expect careless parties to take responsibility for their actions and compensate injury victims appropriately, plaintiffs often need legal representation to compel these bad actors into doing the right thing. Fortunately, the law gives injury victims the right to hire a personal injury attorney to represent them in their fight for justice.

How much does a personal injury lawyer cost?

Although The Cochran Firm, D.C. did not represent any of the parties in this particular case, our experienced and dedicated injury attorneys frequently represent injury victims and do so on a contingency basis. What that means is our attorneys charge no upfront costs to litigate a case and do not collect any legal fees until we secure a favorable outcome for the client.

If you or a loved one were seriously hurt by carelessness of another, contact our office to discuss your case. Call our toll free number at 1-800-843-3476 to discuss your case 24-hours a day, seven days a week.