Kaiser Hafezi Law Celebrates the Third Anniversary of Their Largest Work Injury Verdict | News
BENSENVILLE, Ill., March 8, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – Emperor Hafezi Law celebrates the third anniversary of his record judgment on March 3, 2018. According to judicial documents a $ 15.2 million The jury’s verdict of negligence related to a lower back injury was awarded to the plaintiff.
in the Kenneth M. Smith v. Retail Project Manager, Inc., Cook Co., Case No. 15 L 1323, Cook County Jurors awarded a man $ 15.2 million more than 10 years after a lower back injury while removing a desk from a truck at a construction site.
In official court documents, plaintiff Kenneth M. Smith, 47, filed a negligence lawsuit June 2008 against XSport Fitness Inc. and its subsidiaries; Contractors; and project manager Retail Project Managers Inc., who claims RPM and its contractors did not provide “adequate equipment” or “adequate staffing” to help unload a 300 pound desk.
According to the verdict jury reporter, the $ 15.2 million Judgment is higher than any other Illinois Judgment or settlement previously reported for a back injury without paralysis or other significant injuries. Smith was represented by an attorney Daniel J. Kaiser and lawyer Mariam L. Hafezi of the Emperor Hafezi Law. After a two week trial before the Cook County Circuit Judge Clare E. McWilliams, Jurors awarded Smith $ 15.28 millionbut that was reduced slightly after they found him 0.5 percent responsible for his injuries, as reported in the jury’s actual verdict.
According to court records, the defense argued that they were only hired to install, not unload. Alternatively, they argued that Smith’s injuries were not serious in the event of liability. Hafezi said one of the defense witnesses, a neurologist, testified in court that Smith had just one muscle sprain that would likely resolve on its own in a few weeks or months.
“The verdict has confirmed our client and his family,” said Kaiser.
About the Kaiser Hafezi Law
For over 30 years, Kaiser Hafezi Law’s qualified legal team has been protecting the rights of victims of injuries in Cook County, DuPage Countyand around Chicagoland. With the experience of a large company and the personal touch of a smaller company, we are committed to providing our customers with high quality legal representation. Whether your injury was caused by the negligence of another party or you were injured at work, our knowledgeable attorneys will fight for your rights to get the fair compensation you deserve.
To learn more about Kaiser Hafezi Law, visit https://www.kaiserlawoffice.com/ or call 630-233-9946 to schedule a free consultation.
Jennifer Gavigan, OVC Lawyer Marketing, 630-635-8000, [email protected]
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