While a personal injury settlement can never make someone who has suffered catastrophic injuries whole again, the moneys received in a settlement can provide a sense of security for the injured party and his or her family—financial and emotional security that comes from knowing that the victim will not be "warehoused," but will receive first class care and treatment throughout his or her lifetime. At Keegan, Keegan & Strutt, LLP, we count it a great privilege to have helped numerous seriously injured clients obtain this kind of security.
We are particularly proud to announce that after a 5-and-1/2-year legal odyssey, we recently settled a traumatic brain injury (TBI) case for $20 million on behalf of Paulo Suarez, a 25-year-old young man who was injured in a construction accident when he was only 19. This $20 million settlement is larger than any previously reported construction accident settlement in New York, including those listed in The Jury Verdict Reporter, the industry standard, in 2015 and 2016. The settlement was reached after a comprehensive two week damage-only trial involving almost a dozen expert witnesses.
The legal issues and Mr. Suarez's personal saga are so compelling, it is our intention to share more details about this case in future posts on our website and on Facebook. Please check back here and in our blog for additional information.