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$3,300,000 Settlement

$3.3 Million Settlement in Airplane Injury Case

A student injured by an airplane advertising banner received a $3.3 Million settlement with the help of the attorneys at Zehl & Associates.

Eric Allen obtained a $3.3M settlement on behalf of a student who was seriously injured when an airplane unexpectedly dropped an advertising banner it was towing across a residential street. The banner and tow rope, stretched taut across the street, clotheslined the client causing her to fall from the motorcycle she was riding on and land on her head. As a result of the incident, she suffered a traumatic brain injury as well as a neck and lower back injury.  The Defendant disputed our client’s injuries and refused to offer over $300,000 to settle the case.

Mr. Allen counseled the client not take the settlement and, after discovering damaging social media posts made by the Defendant, was able to obtain a settlement more than 10 times the Defendant’s initial settlement offer.  The settlement exceeded our client’s expectations and will ensure that she has the financial resources to take care of herself for the rest of her life.

Attorney’s fees: $1,089,000

Case expenses: $264,198