Law Firm Press Release: Workers’ Compensation Settlement Reached for Man Who Allegedly Made use of Marijuana Prior to Accident


Charleston, SC (Law Firm Newswire) March 18, 2019 – Steinberg Law Firm is pleased to announce that attorneys Catie Meehan and David Pearlman lately settled a difficult workers’ compensation case for $three.85 million. The case involved a man who had allegedly employed marijuana ahead of an accident that left him severely injured.

Catherine Meehan

Lead lawyer Meehan says that her client was operating a truck owned by his employer sometime in the early morning hours when he was involved in a single truck accident. Emergency solutions had difficulty extricating the man from his truck immediately after the accident it took almost 3 hours to get him out of the wreckage.

The man’s injuries have been grievous. He sustained a traumatic brain injury and important injuries to his spinal cord, kidney, lung, leg, ankle, foot, arm, hand, neck, back, gastrointestinal method, bladder and circulatory method. He was in the hospital for two months, half of that time spent in the intensive care unit. He underwent many surgeries.

Toxicology test final results revealed the man had marijuana in his method at the time of the accident, and the defense claimed that this triggered him to drop manage of the truck. His workers’ compensation claim was denied.

“The defense place up a really sturdy intoxication defense, but we have been in a position to attain a resolution,” Meehan stated. “Our argument was that even although marijuana was identified in his blood, they did not have the proof that marijuana was the proximate bring about of the wreck. The state trooper didn’t come across any proof of marijuana or paraphernalia or something of that nature.”

Additional complicating the case was the intense complexity of estimating the man’s future healthcare fees and negotiating them on his behalf. He now calls for household care from a caretaker.

Attorneys Meehan and Pearlman got their client a $three.85 million settlement.

David Pearlman

“As a young lawyer, I was really proud to attain this settlement for my client with the aid of my companion,” stated Meehan. “Our client will now have the possible to get the rehabilitative care he requirements, and the very best portion for us is seeing the progress he has currently produced.”

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