I was mentally down after I suffered a major crush injury to my right hand while working at a factory. I was moving a metal safety block when a trailer jack holding up a livestock trailer suddenly failed. It trapped my right hand and thumb a second before I snatched it away. I was in terrible pain and the rescue squad took me to the ER. I had many surgeries but my right thumb had to amputated.
My dad told me to call his former lawyer, Richard N. Shapiro to help me. I talked to him and he agreed to meet me right away. I was not sure what was defective on the product -- the trailer jack. Rick found a respected engineer to inspect and analyze the jack. The engineer determined the holes fabricated in the jack were not centered and that is why one stage of the jack suddenly fell, as the locking pin was not seated as the hole was off center.
Rick lined up reports from my surgeon and co-workers and after a long court mediation convinced the manufacturer to make a settlement that I was happy with that helps me retrain for some other line of work or some other type of business.
Rick also helped me settle the workers' compensation insurance for part of what it paid. Last, he suggested that I consider a structured settlement so that a lot of my funds would not be taxed also which I decided to do.
I highly recommend Rick and his team to you if you need a good personal injury lawyer.
Click here to read the workplace jack failure injury/amputation case result report.