Settlements

Fighting and Winning in the Michigan Supreme Court

This case is an example of how the tenacious attorneys of Zamler, Shiffman & Karfis fight for justice. For nearly 5 years, we fought this case through the Court of Appeals and up to the Supreme Court of Michigan. On July 31, 2021, justice was served, and we earned a great win for our client.

In May of 2015, our client sustained serious injuries in a zip line accident. The impact with the ground at the end of the zip line ride was so great that it resulted in multiple surgical injuries to our client’s back and knees injuries which have had a permanent impact on her quality of life.

This legal fight alleging negligence against the zip line-owner began in November of 2015. It continued through the Court of Appeals, which ruled for the Defendant on all issues. The resolve of our firm and our client never weakened as we fought the case up to the Supreme Court of Michigan.

On July 30, 2021, after hearing our arguments and evidence, the Supreme Court of Michigan issued a sweeping, near-unanimous decision that completely overturned the Court of Appeals.

Our firm’s efforts will have a lasting effect on negligence law in the State of Michigan. Most importantly, our client was given the justice she deserves and the opportunity to continue her fight as the case moves toward a trial.

$205,000

In 2021, PIP and third-party claim settlement in the amount of $205,000 involving a pedestrian who was struck by a negligent driver.

$245,000

In 2021, a PIP and third-party claim settlement in the amount of $245,000 involving a woman that was rear-ended by a negligent driver.

$100,000

In 2020, a premises liability and breach of Michigan’s Landlord-Tenant Act settlement in the amount of $100,000 involving a woman that tripped and fell down deteriorating steps leading to the basement of a rental home in Detroit, MI.

$140,000

In 2020, a premises liability settlement in the amount of $140,000 involving a slip-and-fall on an unavoidable ice hazard caused by a defective carport.

$2,485,000

In 2019 we won a settlement for four Plaintiffs in the amount of $2,485,000 involving an automobile accident in Illinois.

$240,000

In 2019, a premises liability and breach of Michigan’s Landlord-Tenant Act settlement in the amount of $240,000 involving a single mother of three young children that tripped and fell from deteriorating front steps of a rental home in Farmington Hills, MI.

$300,000

In 2018, a premises liability settlement in the amount of $300,000 involving a young boy who was severely injured in a swimming pool.

$395,000

In 2018 a settlement in the amount of $395,000 involving a rear-end automobile collision.

$205,000

In 2021, PIP and third-party claim settlement in the amount of $205,000 involving a pedestrian who was struck by a negligent driver.

$245,000

In 2021, a PIP and third-party claim settlement in the amount of $245,000 involving a woman that was rear-ended by a negligent driver.

$100,000

In 2020, a premises liability and breach of Michigan’s Landlord-Tenant Act settlement in the amount of $100,000 involving a woman that tripped and fell down deteriorating steps leading to the basement of a rental home in Detroit, MI.

$140,000

In 2020, a premises liability settlement in the amount of $140,000 involving a slip-and-fall on an unavoidable ice hazard caused by a defective carport.

$120,000

In 2020, a PIP claim involving a substantial wage loss component settled for $120,000 in favor of our client who was the at-fault driver in an accident.

$2,485,000

In 2019 a settlement for four Plaintiffs in the amount of $2,485,000 involving an automobile accident in Illinois.

$240,000

In 2019, a premises liability and breach of Michigan’s Landlord-Tenant Act settlement in the amount of $240,000 involving a single mother of three young children that tripped and fell from deteriorating front steps of a rental home in Farmington Hills, MI.

$300,000

In 2018, a premises liability settlement in the amount of $300,000 involving a young boy who was severely injured in a swimming pool.

$395,000

In 2018 a settlement in the amount of $395,000 involving a rear end automobile collision.

$237,500

In 2018 a Premises Liability settlement in the amount of $237,500 involving a trip and fall at an elementary school.

$240,000

In 2018, a premises liability settlement in the amount of $240,000 involving a truck driver that slipped and fell on unavoidable ice while in the course of his employment.

$200,000

In May 2017, an automobile accident settlement in the amount $200,000 involving a semi-truck that struck a disabled vehicle on the shoulder of the highway.

$250,000

In 2017, an uninsured motorist settlement in the amount of $250,000.

$200,000

In 2017, a Jury Verdict involving a roll over automobile accident in the amount of $200,000 in Sanilac County.

$200,000

In 2017, a premises liability settlement involving an uneven sidewalk in the amount of $200,000.

$172,500

In 2017, a PIP claim settlement involving survivors benefits in the amount of $172,500.

$150,000

In 2016, a dog bite settlement involving a minor in the amount of $150,000.

$97,500

In 2016, a slip and fall settlement on ice regarding a postal carrier in the amount of $97,500.

$390,000

In 2016, a premises liability settlement in the amount of $390,000 for a slip and fall incident involving unavoidable ice.

$781,000

In 2012, a worker’s compensation settlement decision in the amount of $781,000 for Worker’s Compensation Benefits.

$200,000

In 2011, a settlement in the amount of $200,000 involving a construction worker who fell through a roof.

$220,000

In 2011, a settlement in the amount of $220,000 involving a person who was severely injured by a speeding police car.

$650,000

In 2008, a settlement in the amount for $650,000 involving a motorcyclist who was struck by another vehicle and severely injured.

$540,000

In 2008, an Asbestos Verdict in the amount of $540,000.

$400,000

In 2007, a slip and fall on ice settlement in the amount of $400,000.

$5,500,000

In 2004, a settlement in the amount of $5,500,000 involving a worker who was catastrophically injured at a construction project.

$1,000,000

In 2004, a settlement in the amount for $1,000,000 involving a pedestrian who was struck and killed by a bus.

$163,000

In 2004, a Verdict in the amount of $163,000 for PIP benefits and uninsured motorist benefits.

$184,000

In 2002, a slip and fall Verdict in the amount of $184,000 involving a wet floor in a grocery store.

$199,020

In 1994, a dog bite settlement involving a minor settlement in the amount of $199,020.

$900,000 & $800,000

In 1994, Asbestos Verdict for $900,000 and $800,000 involving two injured workers.

$112,500

In 1991, a Slip and fall on ice and snow Verdict in the amount of $112,500.

$250,000

In 1991 a slip and fall Verdict in the amount of $250,000.

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