Zajac & Arias represented a home health aide who fell on rocks in the parking lot of an apartment building in New Jersey. She suffered a broken elbow. The rocks had washed into the parking lot during a storm two days before, and the owners of the building had simply left them there instead of cleaning them up. Zajac & Arias attorney Dominik Rostocki litigated the case and obtained a $55,000 settlement just days before trial was to start.
Verdicts and Settlements
This client came to Zajac & Arias for an investigation of a medical problem he developed while under the care of a Philadelphia hospital. Zajac & Arias recognized that his outcome was a recognized risk of the treatment and therefore not a case, but the firm’s investigation found the man’s care was substandard in that the man had been allowed to develop a terrible bedsore. Zajac & Arias associate Dominik Rostocki lodged a claim against the hospital, and after lengthy negotiations, was able to obtain a sizeable settlement before any lawsuit was filed.
This action arose when a Zajac & Arias client was hit by a car while washing his own car. He was pinned between two cars, resulting in serious injuries to his leg. The auto insurance company paid its policy limits of $100,000. The case was handled by Martín Arias.
Zajac & Arias represented a Polish man who was injured when a car struck him from behind while he was riding his bicycle in the Port Richmond neighborhood of Philadelphia. The driver of the car fled the scene before police arrived. A passerby had recorded his license plate. Because the injured man spoke only Polish, he had difficulty communicating with the Police.
His communication difficulties were resolved when he hired Dominik Rostocki, Esq., an attorney at Zajac & Arias who speaks fluent Polish. After extensive investigation – including tracking down the passerby through 911 dispatch records — Zajac & Arias was able to secure the driver’s insurance information and negotiate a significant recovery.
This action arose when a 17-year-old boy was visiting the home of his 17-year-old friend. While the parents were home and not supervising the children playing with a paintball gun, the friend accidentally shot our client in the eye and he is now blind in that eye. The claim settled out of court for the full amount of insurance coverage after the insurance company for the friend’s parents commissioned a doctor’s exam. The exam confirmed that our client was blind in the injured eye. The case was handled by Martín Arias.