Samer Habbas and his dedicated team recently achieved a significant $600,000 settlement in a case involving a negligent mortuary that was entrusted with the funeral arrangements of our clients’ beloved family members. Despite our clients’ explicit instructions for a closed casket wake followed by a cemetery ceremony for the burial, a tragic sequence of events unfolded. Approximately 13 days after the initial service, our clients received the devastating news that the mortuary had mistakenly placed the wrong body in the casket. Their loved one tragically remained in the mortuary’s freezer. Our clients had to endure yet another funeral service to finally lay their loved one to rest.
Initially, the Defendant made an offer of $85,000.00 to settle this matter. However, rather than negotiate this unreasonable starting point, Mr. Habbas immediately filed a lawsuit against the mortuary.
In response to the Defendant’s initial offer of $85,000.00, Mr. Habbas and his legal team took decisive action, opting to file a lawsuit against the mortuary. Through an extensive process of discovery, depositions, and mediation, Samer Habbas successfully secured a $600,000 settlement for our clients, ensuring they received the compensation they rightfully deserved. This substantial settlement not only provided financial relief for our clients but also served as a measure of justice for the pain and suffering they endured due to the mortuary’s negligence.