In 2004, JM, was working for a construction company when a tailgate upon which he was sitting on a General Motors pickup truck malfunctioned causing JM to fall onto the roadway where he sustained a closed head injury and a traumatic brain injury. This case was a products liability case against General Motors for the defective manufacture of tailgate straps. JM was a young married man with small children at the time of this injury and was permanently disabled as a result of this traumatic brain injury.
His future was at stake as was his ability to provide for his family. JM hired Chris J. Roy, Jr. to represent him who filed a products liability case against GM which was fought by GM in every way. Nevertheless, Chris Roy, Jr. was successful in obtaining a $2 million settlement for JM after proving that GM knew or should have known about the defective tailgate straps manufactured into its pickup trucks. As a result, JM and his family were fairly compensated for his injury and losses. Chris Roy, Jr. provided the legal expertise, but more importantly, the empathy to understand what this serious brain injury did to JM and his family.
A young woman suffered a serious shoulder injury in a wreck that was not her fault. However, the at-fault driver’s insurance company refused to acknowledge the severity of the injury and refused to fairly compensate her for it, despite the fact the injury was serious enough to require surgery. Choosing to avoid the emotional stress of a trial, the woman hired Chris to negotiate a settlement; he also encouraged her to revisit her doctor due to continued problems, post-surgery. The doctor determined that another surgical procedure was needed and, as a result of Chris’s persistence, the insurance company more than doubled its initial offer, paying close to $100,000 for her injuries.
While laboring on a boat for an oil service supply company, a worker sustained a serious back injury that his employer refused to acknowledge and refused to compensate him for under admiralty law or the Jones Act. Seeking compensation as an injured seaman on a vessel, the worker hired Chris who was able to prove that the boat was not seaworthy and that its condition had led to the injury. The employer paid a settlement of $275,000 for the back injury and additional long-term disability benefits to provide for the future needs of the man’s family.
In a particularly egregious case, a patient whose cancer was misdiagnosed eventually settled for $400,000 after Chris was able to prove that he had lost a chance of survival because of the negligence of the physician at the hospital. A previous client on a worker’s compensation matter, the patient returned for Chris’s help because he believed his developing stomach cancer was missed by the radiologist and should have been found on diagnostic film years before the symptoms were apparent.
A nursing home patient’s son sought Chris’s help after the facility could not satisfactorily explain how she had developed pressure sores/wounds to her feet and buttocks or the medication errors made in her care. Chris’s thorough investigation revealed that the nursing home had probably committed Medicaid fraud and falsified the patient’s records. He provided the client with resources, support and, ultimately, victory when the case was settled for almost $700,000.
A caretaker for an elderly person who lived in an apartment complex tripped and fell on a loose carpet in the complex’s common area, sustaining serious injuries. The elderly resident had previously complained to management that the exterior walkway became extremely slick, especially during wet weather, which was what prompted management to install the carpet in the first place. The continued sweating of the walkway caused the carpet to come unglued, but management did nothing to fix this trip hazard despite the resident’s renewed complaint. When management denied liability for the injuries suffered by the caretaker after her foot got caught in the carpet’s loose area, she hired Chris. Through his efforts, it was shown that the complex violated its duty to keep its walkways in safe condition, and the case was settled for more than $200,000.
A woman who suffered depression after being in a head-on collision with a carelessly operated logging truck hired Chris when the truck’s insurance company refused to pay for the mental anguish as well as a fair amount for the catastrophic physical injuries she sustained. In addition to providing guidance, advice, and empathy, Chris was able to secure fair compensation through mediation for both the mental and physical injuries. The case was settled for approximately $500,000.
When an accident occurs and leads to a serious injury or wrongful death, you need the help of a well-established lawyer with an outstanding reputation. The Chris J. Roy, Jr. Law Firm is large enough to supply the necessary resources to handle any type of personal injury (including state-of-the-art technology and expert witnesses) and also small enough to provide the individual attention that your case deserves. Alexandria LA personal injury attorney Chris J. Roy Jr. will carefully examine all possible avenues for compensation to make sure you get the best recovery possible and that all responsible parties are held accountable. If someone’s recklessness or carelessness in Alexandria, Pineville, Rapides Parish, Grant Parish, or anywhere in Central Louisiana caused you to lose someone you love, contact trusted advocate Chris J. Roy, Jr. by calling 1-318-523-4975 for a free initial consultation.
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