In August 2018, a dedicated roofer faced a life-altering incident while working on a school site – a fall from a 19-foot height onto unforgiving asphalt. The repercussions were severe, leading to right shoulder and hand surgeries to address the injuries sustained during the fall.
Fast forward five years, and the story takes a positive turn, thanks to the relentless efforts of attorney Steve Franco from Franco Munoz. Steve’s legal prowess secured a substantial $1.0 million award for the roofer, ensuring not just compensation but a lifetime of financial stability and ongoing medical care.
Steve Franco’s strategy was comprehensive and meticulous. He enlisted the expertise of three state doctors to thoroughly evaluate the roofer’s orthopedic, psychological, and internal medicine injuries. Delving into the medical records, Steve even identified a cardiovascular injury resulting from the fall.
Despite facing pushback from the insurance company, which cited pre-existing injuries and prior accidents, Steve persevered. Initially offered a mere $100,000, Steve refused to settle. He strategically collaborated with a vocational expert to establish that the roofer’s actual disability, when viewed from a vocational perspective, was 100%. This crucial evidence, presented after rigorous litigation, compelled the insurance carrier to reconsider.
In the face of adversity, Steve Franco‘s unwavering dedication prevailed. The case was ultimately settled for an impressive $1,000,000, a testament to the thoroughness of Steve’s approach and the strength of the evidence he presented.
“Cases can take time because we believe in leaving no stone unturned, ensuring we present the strongest possible case,” explained Steve. “With several years ahead living with a complete disability, our client was overjoyed to receive compensation that provides him stability for the future.”
The settlement received the stamp of approval from Oakland Workers’ Compensation Judge Christopher Miller, solidifying the roofer’s triumph in the pursuit of justice. If you find yourself facing a similar challenge, trust in our commitment at Franco Munoz to meticulously build a case that secures your future. Call our office today, and let us guide you towards the compensation you deserve.