In 2009, a construction supervisor suffered a severe leg injury as a result of a fall. The leg injury was known as a pilon fracture, which is a severe fracture that can cause the total loss of the limb. Despite the severity of the injury, the worker was only given a jury award of $110,000. However, he was represented by The Perecman Firm's David Perecman, who sought an appropriate award in appellate court. His strategy worked, as the judges told the defendant the minimum settlement to avoid retrial would be $950,000.