A Hispanic worker who suffered a traumatic brain injury from a fall off a ladder received a $14 million verdict, according to his lawyer Mr. Joesph A. Ginarte.
Nicholai Jimenez, 25 years old, was a native of Cartegena, won this three year legal battle against his employer who did provide proper safety equipment for his job causing him to suffer significant injuries, including a traumatic brain injury.
Mr. Jimenez was working on installing new electrical wiring on a ladder. When installing the wire, Nicholai was using an old ladder in dire need of repair that his employer refused to fix. While at the top of the ladder installing the wire, Nicholai fell due to the unstable ladder. He fell 32 feet to ground placing him in a coma for over a week. The horrific accident caused frontal lobe injury, brain bleed as well as multiple facial fractures requiring several surgeries.
Nicholai was stationed in a NY hospital for over a month after the accident receiving treatment for his injuries. Unfortunately, once released from the hospital the repercussions from the accident did not stop. Mr. Jimenez suffered several seizures and still continues to complete neuro-cognitive therapy.
Nicholai’s attorney, Mr. Ginarte was convinced this accident occurred due to the faulty ladder and through no fault of Nicholai’s labor. Through a strenuous investigation, Mr. Ginarte was able to prove that the injuries and horrifying accident Nicholai endured, it was due to the improper safety measures and prevention of Nicholai’s boss.
Mr. Jimenez and his family were extremely grateful for the compassion, dedication and determination of Ginarte and team of legal experts. “Although Nicholai will never fully recover from this accident, we can still provide for our family.” Nicholai’s wife, Linda expressed. “Had it not been for Mr. Ginarte I don’t know what we would have done.”