Wrongful Death Case Results in $4.7 Million Settlement
Justin Sheldon—October 23, 2018
At Breit Biniazan, we’re pleased to announce that our partner Jeffrey Breit helped secure major financial recovery for a family dealing with the devastating loss of their loved one in an industrial accident.
In the case in question, the deceased victim had been a pipefitter working at a South Virginia paper manufacturing plant. When the plant owner decided to convert it into a tissue mill, the deceased’s employer was hired to complete the project. On October 5th, 2012, the deceased victim was asked to move a pipe for retrofitting purposes and was struck by an overhead crane operated by another contractor’s employee. After the victim’s untimely death, the surviving family members filed a wrongful death claim against the owner of the plant, as well as the contractor supervising the conversion and the contractor whose employee struck the deceased.
With the news of this $4.7 million settlement, the deceased victim’s family may be able to find some measure of comfort and peace of mind, in the wake of their tremendous loss.
About Jeffrey Breit
Attorney Jeffrey Breit is known as a force to be reckoned with throughout the state of Virginia. Since founding his firm in 1988, he has focused primarily on representing victims of injury and wrongful death, and the case results speak for themselves.
After graduating, cum laude from the University of Richmond School of Law in 2011, Justin Sheldon began his legal career with a large national firm doing high-stakes business litigation. He soon moved on to a boutique firm specializing in auto products liability litigation throughout the United States.