Meyers & Flowers issued the following announcement on Feb. 21.
On November 11, 2017, Javier was a passenger in his father's van as it was heading east on Bluff City Rd. in Elgin, Il. At the same time, the defendant’s landscaping truck was heading west on Bluff City Rd., when it unexpectedly crossed the centerline and struck Javier’s vehicle head-on.
Javier suffered multiple fractures to his left hip that required surgical repair and a lengthy hospital and rehabilitation center stay. Unfortunately, he also sustained nerve injury that resulted in a permanent left foot drop. He also will likely need future hip replacement surgery because of posttraumatic arthritis.
On the recommendation of a family member, Javier reached out to Craig Brown, a partner at Meyers & Flowers, to discuss his case. “Craig walked me through everything, and often that’s what kept me going,” Javier said. “He cares about his clients; and he would always call and check on me.”
Over the last two years, Craig worked on developing Javier’s case, meticulously outlining how the defendant’s negligence has irrevocably changed Javier’s life in order to attain full and just compensation for his client. His tireless work and on-going negotiations with the defendant’s insurance company resulted in a $2.7 million settlement.
“For Javier, everything changed in an instant,” said Mr. Brown. “My goal was to give him the ability to rebuild every aspect of this life while allowing the time he needs to heal both physically and emotionally.”
The settlement will help cover his lifetime of medical needs and future surgeries. Javier is grateful his case is now settled so he can focus on his ongoing physical therapy and hopes to go back to school in a few months to explore new career options.
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