Friday, January 16, 2009

$5 Million Personal Injury Settlement, Anapol Schwartz

Talk about being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

A 42-year-old prison social worker was on her way home from work in a SEPTA Paratransit van in 2005 when a branch from a falling tree severed her leg causing it to be amputated above the knee.

The $5 million settlement was won by her lawyer Alan Schwartz , shareholder and founder of Anapol Schwartz law firm with offices in Philadelphia, central PA., and New Jersey.

Attorney Schwartz's argument was based on that PennDOT and an engineering company under contract to inspect trees on state roads, had been negligent in not identifying the rotted tree and having it removed.

The driver of the van was also injured. The victim who is legally blind is trying to get her job back while studying for a masters degree.

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