May 16, 2013 – Rick Jurewicz has another accomplishment to add to his long list of record-setting achievements: a $2.5 million dollar settlement in Berks County, one of the largest settlements recorded there!
Rick represented a hardworking family man who suffered devastating injuries when his hand and forearm were pulled into a paper shredding machine. Our client had been a temporary employee at a recycling plant in Berks County. He was trying to clear a paper jam from the shredding machine, when a co-worker put the machine into reverse, pulling our client’s arm right back into the shredder. As a result, our client’s hand was amputated and he suffered severe forearm injuries as well.
Rick performed a careful investigation and learned that the paper shredder machine lacked a guard attachment (a guard would have prevented the devastating injuries caused when the machine was put into reverse). Rick filed a lawsuit against the machine manufacturer and seller, claiming that the paper shredder was defectively designed and unsafe. He was right. Rick settled the case prior to trial, ensuring that our client will have funds to help him and his family move ahead.
This case is just one example of the many multi-million dollar recoveries achieved by Galfand Berger attorneys over the past sixty-five years. If you or someone you love has been injured, contact us by email at [email protected] or by phone at 1-800-222-8792.