Celebrations like St. Patrick’s Day are days filled with fun, music, and friends. When you head to the bar, you expect the place to be safe. When a bar or any other establishment ignores safety protocols and permits required of the city, when the patrons are not looked after or thought of, only something tragic can occur. The personal injury lawyers at Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers want to talk about a recent and tragic.
In March 2017, Megan Keefe wanted a night of fun with her friend and family. While a nursing student, Keefe’s family rented a hotel room downtown to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and watch the parade. While up at a second-floor bar she ordered a drink for her and a friend. And then Megan seemed to disappear.
Keefe fell through a panel in the middle of the railings where she struck a granite counter and landed on the floor. A security guard dragged her out of the front door while she was unconscious while the bar manager repaired the panel before the police came. She remained in a coma, due to suffering a traumatic brain injury. Her parents to this day are providing her 24-hour care.
The bar had a litany of problems, such as serving to minors as well as the railing being cited as dangerous since 2014. If someone would have simply fixed the railing and secured the correct permits, Megan would be a nurse instead of getting nursing care.
The Keefe family was awarded a $22 million dollar settlement to go towards her medical and health care needs for the rest of her life.
Stallworth already had a previous charge for being a felon in possession of a gun. And tragically, Dubaniewicz lost his life simply crossing the street.
No one expects a simple celebration with family and loved ones to be the prelude to hospital visits and medical bills. Those victims would probably be paying exorbitant hospital bills and missing many days at work. At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, our Cleveland personal injury attorneys find that there are responsible parties, acting without any kind of responsibility behind the wheel, putting people in harm’s way.
Victims who have experienced a personal injury due to someone’s negligence usually deal with:
These issues can be temporary, but many times are permanent and the victim will continue to struggle all of their lives. We want you to have all the resources you and your loved ones need for a full recovery. We want you to let us start the investigation into your case since time is short. The statute of limitations is two years for a pedestrian case in Ohio, and that does not leave you much time for you to get the compensation you deserve. We want to start your investigation immediately to assist you with all the bills and unforeseen expenses you are struggling with now.
If you or somebody you love has been the victim of a personal injury caused by someone’s negligent and careless actions in the Cleveland area, please contact us immediately. We promise to conduct a thorough and full investigation into your claim so we can secure the compensation you need. There is only a two-year window for you to receive the help you deserve. We want you to receive compensation for: