Newport Beach CA Injury Law Firm Russell & Lazarus APC recently negotiated and received a $1.1 million settlement on behalf of our clients in a tragic case. Our clients were the parents of a three-year-old girl who was killed when a metal cabinet fell on her at a fitness club.
The little girl went with her father to the fitness club so he could sign up for some classes. While he was standing at the desk filling out the paperwork, the metal cabinet suddenly fell over, killing his daughter in front of him. When the lawsuit was filed, our attorneys learned that the cabinet was not secured to the wall and that employees had warned the owner about the dangerous condition for several years, but nothing had been done to remedy it.
After the lawsuit was filed, the insurance company offered the $1 million insurance policy in settlement. Upon conducting an asset investigation, our attorneys learned the owner’s assets would likely be protected in any filed bankruptcy. They then negotiated with him, reaching an agreement in which he agreed to pay $100,000 on top of the $1 million policy. Our attorneys then negotiated with the city of Lake Elsinore to erect a memorial for the girl. As a result, Russell & Lazarus were allowed to secure a bench to be installed next to a playground in her honor.
When you have been seriously injured or your loved one was killed in an accident, the right attorney can make all the difference in the outcome of your case. Contact the Newport Beach CA injury law firm of Russell & Lazarus APC by calling (949) 851-0222. We will fight for your case and help you concentrate on what matters most.
DISCLAIMER: Please note that every case is different and these verdicts and settlements, while accurate, do not represent what we may obtain for you in your case.
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