As part of her job, our client was visiting a work site that was under construction. As she walked up makeshift steps made out of concrete blocks leading to the trailer office, she fell, causing serious injuries to her back and leg. Suit was filed in Federal Court against the construction company. We retained an expert who was ready to testify that the steps were in violation of building code standards. The defendant denied any violations and claimed that our client was not careful and therefore caused her own injuries. On the eve of trial, the case settled for $125,000.