Our client in this case was a little girl whose family had just moved into a new building in Chicago. One night, her older brother started a fire in the apartment. The rest of the family, awoke to the smell of smoke. Most of family escaped without injury, but the little girl suffered severe burns to her head.
Our legal team hired one of the top building fire code experts in the country to establish that conditions in the little girl’s apartment had violated the city of Chicago’s fire ordinances. We demonstrated that the apartment had no fire alarms and that the front door’s door-knob had been broken, which made escape difficult. Our meticulous investigation yielded a settlement for our client of $1.15 million.