|Falls and Premises Liability
Slip and falls, or trip and falls resulting from negligence can happen for many reasons: an unsafe, dangerous, uneven walking surface, defective treads on steps, inadequate, missing or defective hand railings or guard railings, faulty lighting, faulty construction, negligent maintenance and more.
Such accidents occur in many different settings including homes, apartments, condominiums, hotels, parking lots, stores, offices, shopping centers and shopping malls, warehouses, factories, schools, nightclubs, bars and theaters.
Multi-Million Dollar Damage Verdict for Security Guard, 64, in Slip and Fall
Our client, Luis, was a 64-year old grandfather, with a retirement job as a bank security guard. While working on the job, he tripped and fell because of a defective walking surface where construction work in the bank building had been left uncompleted.
Unfortunately, Luis had a previously undiscovered condition in his spine known as an arteriovenous malformation, or “AVM.” The fall injured the AVM, which in turn, resulted in Luis becoming paraplegic and confined to life in a wheelchair.
Working with our client’s neurosurgeon, we succeeded in proving that a seemingly minor occurrence actually caused catastrophic injuries. As a result, the jury returned a $1.8-million damage award.
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