PRESS RELEASE: Chicago Personal Injury Attorney David Jasmer Recently Reached a $1 Million Out-Of-Court Settlement

(Chicago, Illinois) April 11 - Firm founder David Jasmer of The Jasmer Law Firm, located in Chicago, Illinois, recently secured a $1 million out-of-court settlement for a client who was rendered an incomplete quadriplegic following a fall down a defective stairway.

Last July, while visiting a friend's home, an active 54-year-old woman fell down a steep, poorly lit stairway onto a cement basement floor. She was catastrophically injured, breaking her neck and sustaining serious injuries to her spinal cord and knee. Doctors diagnosed her as an incomplete quadriplegic, meaning that she still had some movement and sensation in the nerves below her damaged spinal cord.

Following the accident, the injured woman immediately underwent surgery to stabilize her spine. In the last eight months she has undergone extensive rehabilitation and physical therapy, and has gradually begun to walk again, with assistance. But many of her injuries remain severe and permanent, and she will require ongoing care.

Using an expert engineer to examine the accident site, attorney Jasmer was able to provide information to the homeowner's insurance company establishing that the stairway was defective and unsafe, lacking handrails and adequate lighting. The insurance company agreed to settle out of court, for the maximum amount of the policy's limits - $1 million.

"We're happy for our client that we achieved this settlement without filing a lawsuit," said Jasmer. The settlement reached was the maximum amount obtainable under the homeowner's insurance policy.

Jasmer noted that personal injury lawsuits are often not only expensive to take to court, but are usually long and drawn-out, with clients often not receiving damages for their injuries for years. "In this case, we were able to reach an out-of-court settlement with the insurance company, allowing my client to receive compensation for her injuries less than a year after the accident occurred. We are pleased that the insurance company recognized the strength of our position and quickly agreed to pay the policy limits, allowing our client to receive compensation in a timely manner."

Attorney David Jasmer protects the rights of catastrophically injured individuals and represents families throughout Illinois who have lost a loved one due to the negligence of others. The Jasmer Law Firm has helped injured clients recover damages in cases involving commercial truck and semi accidents, car and motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, injuries resulting from defective products and other personal injury claims.

To contact Attorney David Jasmer of The Jasmer Law Firm, call 866-920-6021 or visit www.jasmerlaw.com.

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