Shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a 90-year old widow contacted Romano Law Group to assist her in pursuing a claim for the tragic loss of her son, who was working in the World Trade Center when the buildings were attacked. Working with Trial Lawyers Care (TLC), an organization established by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (now the American Association for Justice), we agreed to represent this client for free.
Our client had lost her sight years earlier, and she had outlived her husband, daughter and now her son. Her son had been her sole source of financial support (other than minimal social security benefits). When he died, she was left with no family and no means to take care of herself.
We filed a claim on her behalf with the 9/11 Victim Compensation Trust Fund. After two years of work, we recovered $100,000 for her—the maximum permitted for her under the trust fund guidelines. The settlement money allowed this grieving mother to purchase an annuity to cover her nursing care and other basic needs for the rest of her life.