$3.75 Million Settlement
CASE: Client was shot by an armed robber in the parking lot of an apartment complex. The bullet penetrated his spine, paralyzing him from the neck down. The armed robber fled the scene and was never apprehended. Attorneys of Malek & Malek sued the apartment complex for failing to provide reasonable security to the tenants and their guests.
RESULT: The attorneys of Malek & Malek were successful in reaching a 3.75 million dollar settlement for the client.
$825,000.00 Post-Verdict Settlement (Last Offer Pre-Trial: $2,000.00)
CASE: Client was a passenger in a motor vehicle that was side swiped by a semi-truck. After the impact, the driver of the motor vehicle (which had been side swiped by the semi) pulled over to the side of the road to assess the damage. The passenger exited the vehicle as well. While assessing the damage to the vehicle, the passenger fell off the overpass to the ground below and sustained significant injuries. Malek & Malek immediately initiated an investigation. While there were never any citations issued, Malek & Malek was able to determine that a specific semi driver was in the area around the same time that the initial impact occurred. A lawsuit was filed against the semi driver and the trucking company he worked for. The trucking company lawyers argued that their driver was not involved in the crash. Furthermore, they blamed our client for his own injuries, arguing that had he been more careful, he never would have fallen from the overpass.
RESULT: On the morning of trial, the trucking company lawyers offered only $2,000.00 to make the case go away. After several days of trial the jury returned their verdict finding that the trucking company and their truck driver were 90% responsible. The case settled post-trial for $825,000.00.