Construction Worker Killed by Hydraulic Elevator

$1,500,000

Litigation Type - Wrongful Death Accidents

Client Injury - Death

A construction laborer was working in an elevator shaft doing asbestos remediation.  A co-worker cut a hydraulic line, which was not properly labeled, causing the elevator to descend and crush the laborer working in the shaft. The young man was married with four children. With the use of expert testimony, we were able to establish that the general contractor's negligence caused the laborer's death. The general contractor failed to secure the elevator prior to the work being performed as well as label the hydraulic lines.  Jeffrey Montpetit settled the claim just prior to trial for $1.5 million.


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Jeffrey M. Montpetit

“My mission is to protect the rights of my clients and represent their needs in negotiation and at trial.”


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Client Reviews

out of 15 reviews
Vince Jablonski

Jeff did a great job over the four years he worked on the case. He's a professional and I'll be referring to him for any future matters. Thanks!

Patty Hendrickson

Yes I was very happy with how hard they all worked together to get me compensation for my injuries. They were very caring and very good at keeping me informed of the progress throughout. They definitely had my best interest in mind.

Annette Roland

I contacted Jeffrey Montpetit he responded right away. All my questions were answered thoroughly, never had to wonder what the next move was. He made sure all my hospital bills were taken care. He's a great attorney and the case has been settled.

Kenny Marks

The professionalism of the attorney was outstanding.  They treated my mom w respect and dignity.  And in the end it turned out better than we anticipated.  Thanks again for all your help and advice.

Sojourner Killingsworth

I recommend this firm all of the time! Jeff Montpetit and his staff were caring, helpful, and went above and beyond to try to ensure that I was treated fairly. I like that Jeff tells it like it is and was able to break things down so that I could understand better what was happening. Hopefully I will never need a personal injury lawyer again, however if I do, I will call him FIRST!!

Yongseon Jeong

Jeffrey M. and his team had my family. Got reasonable compensations for the damage and serious injuries we sustained in the car accident. They took care of all the medical bills and related work. They were dedicated and outstanding with my case. My family is really pleased with the result and deeply appreciate Jeffrey M. and his team.

Angie

We were VERY pleased with Jeff's attention to us and our case.  Jeff, and all of the team there, did an outstanding job of making that process as stress-free as possible for us.  The communications were never delayed; response time (no matter how often we had questions) was beyond expectations. We truly liked Jeff's up-front and true-life demeanor, nothing was sugar-coated nor was anything spoken or written in terms we didn't understand which meant we were all talking on the same levels and never felt uneducated in the attorney world we were dealing with. I would certainly refer anyone I know to you all!

Jesse Bukal

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They took my case to trial and an amazing job presenting the facts and fighting for my best interests! Three years ago I was unsure of what my future would bring; now that it's over I can rest a bit easier. With SiebenCarey as my counsel, I believe I had the absolute BEST representation a person could've asked for. I knew that I wanted the absolute best representation when searching for an attorney to handle my case and I most definitely received it.

If you need a personal injury attorney, look no further. Can't recommend highly enough.

Carly R.

My boyfriend was hit by a car and while all the attorneys he talked to said he didn't have much chance of a case, SiebenCarey took him on and gave him a fighting chance. He's still recovering, but SiebenCarey is making it a lot easier.

Morgan Petoletti

My husband had an amazing experience with this firm. They listened and took the time to understand our case.

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Thanks for everything, your experience paid off BIG!!!

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I have had nothing but great service with these guys. They are very knowledgable on a wide variety of subjects and topic. They will help you with any case you need!

Eric Petoletti

Even though I was states away and could only talk on the phone, they listened and did everything that they could to win my case. I felt like I was a part of the family.

Jazz Smith

SiebenCarey is a professional and dedicated law organization that help accident victim.

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