$5 Million Settlement Paid by Public Utility to Burn Survivor

A Raynes & Lawn team led by Marty Brigham secured this confidential settlement for a migrant worker who was badly burned when he came into contact with an energized power line while he was painting a barn. Safety compliance for power lines is evaluated by he standards that are in effect when the lines are put in place. These power lines complied with the standards when they were installed, however, the standards had been recently updated. Mr. Brigham was able to discover that a few months before the accident, the utility company had moved its lines, which were to close to the barn. A videotape settlement brochure powerfully presented the case, prompting an early mediation and resolution.