$6.25 Million Dollar Settlement Paid By Insurers For 57 Year Old

On July 13, 2010 Cook County Judge Donald J. Suriano approved a settlement in the amount of $6,250,000.00 for the benefit of Luis and Kathy Vasquez.  Luis Vasquez was a roofer for Knickerbocker Roofing and Paving Co. and suffered severe injuries on March 8, 2004 when he fell through a roof on the premises owned and operated by Metra known as the 51st Street Coach House. Mr. Vasquez fell straight through a concrete roofing tile some twenty feet to the concrete floor below. The general contractor for the entire project including the re-roof project was Defendant Walsh Construction Company. The roofing contractor, a sub contractor to Walsh, was Knickerbocker Roofing and Paving Company. CTE, Inc., a/k/a Consoer Townsend Environdyne and Cotter Consulting were also contractors.  Plaintiffs allege the Defendants were jointly responsible for inspection of the panels and that Defendant Walsh was responsible for safety on the job.

The $6.25M was paid by all Defendants to settle all claims.  Settlement includes waiver of the $560,000.00 workers’ compensation lien. 

Luis and Kathy Vasquez are represented by Donald J. Nolan, Thomas P. Routh and Paul R. Borth, of Nolan Law Group in Chicago, Illinois.

Defendant Walsh Construction Company is represented by Thomas Boylan and Bradford Burton of Cassiday Schade, LLP in Chicago, Illinois.

Defendant Metra is represented by Michael McColl of Foran Glennon Palandech Ponzi & Rudloff, PC in Chicago, Illinois. 

Defendant CTE, Inc. is represented by C. Steven Tomashefsky and Jean Gallo of Stein, Ray & Harris, LLP in Chicago, Illinois.  

Defendant Cotter Consulting is represented by Bruce Lyon and Angie Grove of LaBarge, Campbell & Lyon in Chicago, Illinois. 

Defendant Knickerbocker is represented by John Prusik of Prusik Selby Daley & Kezelis in Chicago, Illinois. 

CASE NUMBER:        04 L 011387 Vasquez v. Walsh Construction Co., of Illinois et al.        

JUDGE:                       The Honorable Donald J. Suriano        

Settlement Amount:       $ 6,250,000.00

Nolan Law Group is a Chicago based personal injury law firm concentrating in aviation accidents, construction accidents, brain injury litigation, medical malpractice, premises liability, product liability, and trucking accidents.

Questions should be directed to Thomas P. Routh of Nolan Law Group at 312.630.4000