$10 Millions Resolution For Family Of Man Killed In Industrial Accident
In January of 2015, Meyers & Flowers received a phone call from Julie concerning a lawsuit she had filed against a major US corporation. Julie’s husband Joe was killed in an industrial accident inside a Chicago-area plant. When Julie spoke to attorney Craig Brown, she was frustrated by the slow progress of her case. Her attorney at the time had only completed three depositions during the 20 months the case had been pending, and the defendant had not yet made any settlement offers. Julie asked the litigation team at Meyers & Flowers to take over her case.
Over the next 19 months, Meyers & Flowers’ Craig Brown and Jon Mincieli completed 53 depositions, researched, retained and presented eight expert witnesses for deposition. The team also deposed three expert witnesses hired by the defense and conducted four mock trials. Ultimately, our attorneys negotiated a $10 million settlement with the defendant that was approved by the Court five weeks before the case was scheduled to begin.
"Joe was an amazing husband and father,” said Craig Brown. “As soon as we took over the case, we knew the best way to help Julie, and her family was to develop an extremely aggressive litigation plan and move this tragic case to trial as quickly possible. Powerful U.S. corporations, such as the one we were facing, never offer fair compensation unless they know the plaintiff has properly prepared the case for trial."
"Craig and I dedicated the full resources of our firm to push this case to trial as aggressively as possible,” said Jon Mincieli. “Representing this familywas one of the highlights of my career. I was honored and privileged to be in a position to help them recover not only fair compensation but also closure to litigation that was unnecessarily delayed before our involvement."
Meyers & Flowers has decades of experience fighting for the victims of workplace injuries and wrongful deaths. If we can be of help to you or a family member, contact us at [email protected] or at 877-221-2511.