Construction Worker Personal Injury — Santa Clarita, CA
PARRIS obtained a $5,450,000 settlement on behalf of a construction worker injured in a traffic accident.
Our client, a construction worker in Santa Clarita, CA, was assigned to dig and replace manhole covers on city streets. Our client’s employer told him to replace a manhole cover in the middle of a busy intersection. A general contractor on his worksite was simultaneously performing roadway repairs, closing down two lanes of the busy street. The general contractor had no traffic control plans, no flagmen to control traffic, and did not reduce the speed limit on the road.
Unfortunately, due to the lack of these safety measures, a car careened out of control and hit our client as he worked, pinning him against a work truck. Our client suffered severe injuries. Thankfully, doctors were able to save our client’s life, but not before amputating his left leg twice—once below the knee, then again to remove the infected knee.
Our client was in the hospital for months. He experienced extreme pain while under the care of his doctors, and he nearly lost his life several times. His family struggled without a source of income.
PARRIS worked the case up for trial. After years of litigation, the case settled the day before a jury trial was set to begin. This $5.45 million settlement will allow our client and his family to restore their lives after this tragic accident.
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