July 29, 2019

$4,800,000 – Construction Accident – Drill Runner Injured

Plaintiff, a 28-year-old drill runner was working in a trench when a large piece of debris fell from the edge of the trench striking him in the back. Plaintiff was taken to urgent care where he was diagnosed with a fractured vertebrae in his lower back. Plaintiff ultimately underwent two spinal surgeries and was unable to return to work. The defendants argued that plaintiff was to blame for the accident as he was the one who placed the debris at the edge of the trench. HKD successfully argued that the trench edge should have had a brace to protect debris from falling back on the workers. HKD attorney Jordan Hecht was successful in resolving the case for $4,800,000.

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