Pittsburgh-based Adair Financial Group has been retained to manage a $26.55 million settlement on behalf of a 32-year-old landscape service worker who became a quadriplegic following a work accident. The settlement is the largest in Philadelphia County’s history.
David Williams of Centre County, Pennsylvania, reached the historic settlement with ServiceMaster, TruGreen, Dickinson Fleet Services, LLC and other defendants. Williams was represented in settlement negotiations by Brian Adair, president and founder of Adair Financial Group.
Williams, a father of three, suffered a fractured spinal cord that required several surgeries and rendered him a quadriplegic when the truck he was driving rolled over in November 2011. He and his wife, Jaimi, alleged the rollover was caused by a bald tire left unrepaired by the defendants. The truck, owned by TruGreen, had failed a previous safety inspection.
It is anticipated that Williams will require a lifetime of round-the-clock care, the cost of which will be several million dollars.
“The Williams family has endured an unthinkable tragedy,” said Brian Adair. “We have had the privilege of working closely with David and Jaimi to ensure they received a settlement that was appropriate to the catastrophic injury David endured. Adair Financial Group will continue to support the family to ensure their long-term legal and financial interests are protected.”
Adair Financial Group Private Settlement Services, a division of Adair Financial Group, provides attorneys and clients a comprehensive approach to financial planning and personal support leading to and following a settlement. Adair believes that an individual receiving a multi-million-dollar settlement deserves comprehensive planning throughout their entire life.
The Adair team develops a strong partnership with attorneys and clients to understand their concerns, personal goals and long-term objectives. Adair has helped more than 750 families successfully navigate the complexities of life-changing events.
About Adair Financial Group
Adair Financial Group is an exclusive financial planning boutique, known for its selective practice in accepting new clients. With a national reputation for high standards and business ethics, the firm’s clients originate only from accountants and law firm referrals. Adair specializes in highly customized tax-reduction strategies and wealth-management plans for retirement, estates, asset protection, legal settlements, business succession, divorce and charitable giving. The firm takes a multiple-discipline approach by examining all of the investment, tax and legal implications from a team of internal experts.