Rene Munoz fights for Tesla worker’s rights and gets $1,850,000.00 for his client.
Michael M. was working on the assembly line on January 24, 2019. While he was working, a car skipped out of the assembly line and struck Michael’s right knee. He was evaluated by the onsite nurse, given an icepack and returned to full duty the same day. The next day, Michael still felt pain and went back to the company clinic and was given an ace bandage and knee sleeve. He was given work restrictions and sent back on the floor.
After a few days, Michael couldn’t take it anymore and reached out to the Law offices of Franco Muñoz .
Franco Muñoz Law switched his doctors to a new Primary Treating Physician where it turned out Michael needed surgery.
The initial offer by the insurance company was $70,000.00 but Franco Muñoz turned it down because it didn’t seem like an appropriate settlement given the severity of the injuries which ultimately began to involve other body parts including his back.
After the surgery to Michael’s knee, complications arose and Michael ended up suffering a blood clot that entered his lungs because the insurance company delay his physical therapy.
Ultimately, after three years of negotiations and obtaining several medical expert opinions, Rene Muñoz was able to secure a final settlement of $1,850,000.00.
“It can take a while for cases to be resolved, but it is important to achieve a positive outcome,” said Muñoz . “The man, who has two children at home and is completely disabled, was very relieved to see justice served in his favor.”
Judge Howell of the Oakland Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board approved the settlement.