THLG settled a construction and trucking negligence case in Circuit Court of Cook County (click here for full details).
While installing HVAC ducts at a Freshii store, the plaintiff sheet metal worker alleged to have been knocked off his ladder due to materials improperly staged by the truck driver. The plaintiff (50 y/o) sustained injuries requiring two spinal fusions and a surgical repair of the torn rotator cuff with residual injuries that kept him from returning to sheet metal work and claimed over $1.5 million of lost income and nearly $600,000 of medical damages. The co-defendant general contractor and carpentry subcontractor paid $2.5 million prior to trial.
During jury selection, THLG secured a settlement for $250,000, less than 10% of the total damages.