At Heller LaChapelle, a personal injury law firm in Calabasas, California, we hear stories like the one about a 9-year-old boy in Sacramento County whose family we represented. The boy — we'll call him Michael — was invited to an after-school swim party for about 20 children.
The homeowner who hosted the party left the children by the backyard pool unattended. Another boy pushed Michael into the pool and then jumped on top of him. Stunned and frightened, Michael sunk in the deep end of the pool and was not pulled out of the water until at least five minutes later.
Michael was unresponsive. He was rushed to the hospital where he was diagnosed with irreversible brain damage. His parents discovered that day that their son would be in a coma and require 24/7 care for the rest of his life.
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It's cliché to say that life can change in an instant, but not for Michael or his parents.
Our thorough investigation of the incident revealed that the boy who pushed Michael into the pool was known to have behavioral problems at school and picked fights often. This boy's parents were aware of his aggressive propensities and failed to either stay at the party to monitor their son or warn a responsible adult at the party about him. We obtained a policy limits multimillion-dollar settlement for Michael from the insurance company of the homeowner who hosted the party as well as the insurance company on behalf of the boy who pushed Michael into the pool.
Of course, in cases like Michael's, no amount of money would adequately compensate him or his family. They had already suffered irreparable harm. We ensured that the tragedy was not compounded by putting an undue financial strain on the family to pay medical bills and fund a lifetime of assisted care for Michael.
At Heller LaChapelle, attorneys Stephen Heller and his daughter, Shayne Heller LaChapelle, see firsthand on a daily basis how tragic accidents like the one involving Michael can turn life upside down for entire families.
We represent people who are seriously injured and the families of individuals whose loved ones were seriously injured or killed in accidents caused by someone else's negligence. We work to recover full financial compensation for medical bills, extended care, lost wages and other costs that arise from these accidents.
Michael's case is one of thousands that our firm has handled since 1974. In each of them, we provide the same sort of personalized attention and intelligent, aggressive approach to maximize the compensation that our clients deserve.
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We are a family helping other families recover from serious injury accidents or the tragic and wrongful death of a loved one. We welcome the opportunity to review the facts of your case during a free consultation. Call 866-461-5791 or use our contact form to tell us more about what happened and schedule an appointment. No recovery, no fee.