Wrongful Death Case Results in $4.7 Million Settlement
Courtney Sweasy—October 23, 2018
At Breit Cantor Grana Buckner, we’re pleased to announce that our firm partner Irvin V. Cantor has successfully won a $4.7 million settlement on his client’s behalf. By working in tandem with close colleague Jeffrey Breit, Attorney Cantor was able to secure major financial recovery for a family dealing with the devastating loss of their loved one in an industrial accident.
In the case in question, the deceased victim had been a pipefitter working at a South Virginia paper manufacturing plant. When the plant owner decided to convert it into a tissue mill, the deceased’s employer was hired to complete the project. On October 5th, 2012, the deceased victim was asked to move a pipe for retrofitting purposes and was struck by an overhead crane operated by another contractor’s employee. After the victim’s untimely death, the surviving family members filed a wrongful death claim against the owner of the plant, as well as the contractor supervising the conversion and the contractor whose employee struck the deceased.
With the news of this $4.7 million settlement, the deceased victim’s family may be able to find some measure of comfort and peace of mind, in the wake of their tremendous loss.
About Irv Cantor and Jeffrey Breit
Irvin V. Cantor has been helping families get the financial compensation they deserve since 1979. As an expert Virginia wrongful death attorney and a leading member of the Virginia legal community, Attorney Cantor has personally achieved more than 1,750 favorable outcomes for his clients, along with 50 settlements and verdicts that were larger than $1 million in total recovery.
His colleague and partner in many cases, Attorney Jeffrey Breit is known as a force to be reckoned with throughout the state of Virginia. Since founding his firm in 1988, he has focused primarily on representing victims of injury and wrongful death, and the case results speak for themselves.
Together, Attorney Cantor and Attorney Breit have joined up to successfully argue dozens of cases, combining their more than 80 years of experience to bring the full measure of justice to Virginia clients who need it. They are also currently working on several other major injury cases and will continue to seek justice together for many years to come.
By Courtney Sweasy