Insurance Company Said Client Was Making Up Story
Janine Wallace tripped over a loose piece of rubber molding at the top of a set of stairs at her employer’s office. She fell head-first down the stairs and suffered serious injuries, including a traumatic brain injury. Turns out the employer had complaints in the past about similar problems. They were aware of the issue, but didn’t do enough to keep people safe.
Instead of owning up to the dangerous condition, the insurance company’s lawyers said Janine was making up the whole story based on certain inconsistencies in her case. When that didn’t work, they said an unrelated chronic medical condition was the cause, not their negligent workplace. They also put surveillance on Janine trying to build a story that she was faking her injuries.
Because the Law Offices of Dianne Sawaya represented Janine for both her personal injury claim and for the workers’ compensation claim she filed, Dianne was able to call them on their lies and force the insurance company to pay Janine nearly a half-million dollars. Dianne also got the work comp insurer to reduce the amount of money it was trying to get back from Janine’s settlement. Janine got the money she deserved.