Dangerous Condition Private Property

Hatch door to roof of shopping mall injures lighting technician. $12.6M. Los Angeles County.

Property manager had actual notice of the defective door.

  • Case Name: Louis Acosta v. MAS Realty, LLC et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, August 06, 2021

Truck driver is run over by his own rig during altercation over truck making a turn on private business property. $9.3 million. Fresno County.

Long after city abandons a road often used by big-rigs, business places barriers to trucks and demands payments from truckers using the property to turn around at the end of the road. During a fight with business's general manager, trucker is run over by his co-driver. 

  • Case Name: Jones v. Hiller Aircraft Corporation, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, May 04, 2021

Garage door falls on tenant but landlord says injury was from auto accident. $2.8M. Sacramento County.

Two accidents, a rear-ender and premises liability, occur ten days apart; causation disputed as well as liability for the premises accident. 

  • Case Name: Record v. Reese, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, December 20, 2017

After fall, safety of step at commercial building entrance is disputed. Defense verdict. San Diego County.

Man trips and falls over single step at office building he's been at many times before, claims step was not well marked.

  • Case Name: Laimon v. Georges
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, November 20, 2015

Plaintiff with alleged BAL of .32 falls down outside stairs at her apartment, owner/manager 60% negligent. San Francisco County.

Football fan leaving her apartment to see pro playoff game falls down outside front stairway to her apartment.  Hospital enters high BAL in her chart. Plaintiff exceeds her CCP Section 998 offer.

  • Case Name: Jane Doe v. Galu Realty, LLC & Estate of Dominic T. Galu, Sr.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Pool installer injured in gas explosion. $6.5 million gross, reduced by contributory negligence. Riverside County.

  • Case Name: Victor M. Regalado v. Jeffrey M. Callaghan
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

72-year-old immigrant trips in planter at his doc's office. $75K offer. $782K net verdict. Orange County.

Immigrant (a new citizen) trips on a planter after visiting his doctor.  He's 72 but says he would have worked until age 78. Liability is disputed and plaintiff served a CCP 998 offfer.

  • Case Name: Julio Cesar Pinzon Altamar v. Alonzo J. Flores
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, February 06, 2014