This personal injury case, which had been in the Courts for several years, involved numerous allegations of sexual abuse and assault, negligence and gross negligence against both an individual and his company. The details of the damages awarded in this case are too sensitive to list however, it is an understatement to say that the client was severely and permanently, injured, scarred and harmed on physical, psychological, mental and emotional levels. This multi-million dollar judgment stands as a testament to perseverance and commitment to the achievement of justice and compensation for those persons injured by the actions of others in not only this type of case, but also those involving car, truck and motorcycles accidents, as well as all other personal injury matters.
Laraqui v. EZ-Turn, Inc
$250,000 + interest and costs awarded to Plaintiff
In a recent victory, the Fairfax County Circuit Court awarded a Parrish Law Firm client a quarter of a million dollars, plus interest and costs, for injuries she suffered in a fall at her apartment complex.
This case began when the client left her apartment to check her mailbox at the end of the hallway. After opening the door to the stairwell, she slipped on a step, fell several feet and landed on her knee. After her fall she noticed that the steps were wet from a recent mopping; however, no warning signs were present. She then began yelling for help; heard someone moving around; and looked down the stairwell to see a maintenance person mopping the floors on another level. This maintenance person came up the stairs to see what the yelling was about and the client asked her to contact emergency personnel. The client also asked her why she had not placed "wet floor" signs in front of the stairs. The maintenance person refused to answer and ran away.
The client eventually obtained medical assistance, underwent emergency surgery and spent a great deal of time in a painful rehabilitation process.
When the maintenance company was contacted to discuss the accident, it responded with a denial of all fault and even produced highly suspicious records, which allegedly indicated that its workers were not even on the property on the day of the client's fall.
After much pre-trial wrangling and preparation, the client's claim was partially settled by the apartment complex owner and one of its contractors; however, the maintenance company continued to deny any responsibility.
Ultimately, after presentation of evidence in support of the client's case, a judgment was entered against the maintenance company, which totaled more than $250,000! Obviously, this was a great result for the client and we at the Parrish Law Firm could not have been more pleased.
Trinh v. Burt
I was enlisted by a prominent trial attorney in Washington, D.C., to jointly represent a very badly injured young man, who had been in a serious accident caused by a drunk driver. Following the accident, he was unable to run his small business and nearly lost everything. The opposing insurance companies tried every "trick in the book" to avoid paying the compensation he deserved and even went so far as to retain multiple "hired guns" as expert witnesses in an attempt to counter the diagnoses of our client's treating physicians.
Due to the complexity of the issues involved in the case, the parties agreed to mediate the matter with the assistance of a retired, former-Chief Judge of a local Circuit Court. During the mediation, we effectively countered the insurance companies' strategies and convinced the same insurance companies to resolve the case for nearly one-half of a million dollars. Prior to my involvement in the case, the insurance companies had refused to offer the client anything greater than $50,000.