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$1.25 million

Product Liability/Workers’ Compensation

Settlement for a 27 year old man who suffered a below the knee leg amputation as a result of forklift accident while working within the course and scope of his employment. Upon being retained, the Boughter Law Office immediately filed suit against the manufacturer of the forklift and the forklift maintenance company along with filing a Motion for Protective Order to Preserve Evidence. The Boughter Law Office retained a national forklift expert from Los Angeles, California who after inspecting the forklift determined that the maintenance company deliberately disengaged a main safety feature of the forklift to prevent the foot pedals from locking up while being operated in below freezing temperatures. This action prevented the forklift from immediately stopping when the young man's foot was taken off the pedal, leading to his foot being crushed in between the forklift and a steel bollard. The Boughter Law Office aggressively prosecuted the case, advancing over $60,000.00, and taking depositions of multiple representatives and fact witnesses of the Defendants, as well as deposing experts in California, Oregon, Illinois, Indiana and Arkansas. In addition to a forklift expert, the Boughter Law Office retained a vocational economic expert and a life care planner to evaluate the Plaintiff's damages. The Boughter Law Office successfully represented the Plaintiff in his worker's compensation claim as well and negotiated waiver of the worker's compensation lien of more than $100,000 in its entirety.

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