Premises Liability

Slip and fall near restroom results in a fractured knee in restaurant. $850K. Los Angeles County.

Patron slips on wet hallway floor as he leaves restroom.

  • Case Name: Jorge Perez v. Hibachi Buffet
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, October 07, 2019

Varsity football kicker's knee severely injured in trampoline park. $905K. Orange County.

Teenager falls on trampoline and his knee lands on a bolt. Negligence, products liability, premises liability.

  • Case Name: Justin Matlin v. Big Air Trampoline Park; Fun Spot Manufacturing, LLC
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, June 06, 2019

Resident of senior apartment complex trips on low barrier. $3.5M. Yolo County.

Elderly resident trips and falls over parking stop that partially obstructed walkway.

  • Case Name: Nicholls v. Eskaton Properties, Inc., et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, April 29, 2019

Defense verdict in slip and fall at apartment complex. Los Angeles County.

Tenant falls on icy sidewalk in Palmdale apartment community.

  • Case Name: Norberto Guadalupe Uriarte Aviles v. Villa Sierra Apartments, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, March 15, 2019

90-year-old woman knocked to floor by door inside restaurant. $185K. Los Angeles County.

90-year-old in good health is knocked to ground by malfunctioning door. Subsequent injury complicates the case.

  • Case Name: Isabella Lubomirski v. PCAL-BB, Inc. dba Sansai Japanese Grill
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Performer's stage dive at pre-Grammy show is shown to injure plaintiff. $4.5M. Los Angeles.

Young woman suffers stroke after being struck by stage diving DJ at concert. Both liability and causation were contested.

  • Case Name: Fraissl v. Moore et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Truck driver unloading hay falls off ladder as he climbs to top of load. $3.5M. Los Angeles County.

A trucker has to untie his load of hay before defendant's workers can unload it. Facts in dispute.

  • Case Name: Bartolo Flores vs. Anderson Hay & Grain Co., Inc.; Armando Doe; and Does 1 through 100, inclusive
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Dangerous condition of City of Long Beach bike path. Defense. Los Angeles County.

Plaintiff on bike path through area congested with disembarking boat passengers collides with boat passenger or luggage.

  • Case Name: Nicholas Espinosa v. City of Long Beach et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, July 27, 2018

Esthetician slips on wet paint, causing long-term pain to her left hand. $7,885. San Diego County.

Defense says injuries are exaggerated and plaintiff over-treated.

  • Case Name: Grace Sousa v. Sal Concha Painting
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, June 21, 2018

Construction worker's fall blamed on unsafe conditions. $2.8M. Los Angeles County.

Plaintiff beats his CCP 998 demand when one subcontractor falls into unprotected trench dug by another contractor. 

  • Case Name: Carlos Salazar v. Cannon Constructors South, Inc. et al
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Failure to warn of traffic danger is claimed when motorcyclist dies. $5 million. Los Angeles County.

Restaurant patron turns the wrong way out of parking lot onto one-way highway.

  • Case Name: Eileen Annocki and Joseph Annocki, Sr. v. Peterson Enterpises, LLC dba Geoffrey’s Malibu and Terry Allen Turner, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, December 08, 2017

Apt. complex gate malfunctions, fractures tenant's arm as he tries to fix it. $1M. Los Angeles County.

Tenant blames landlord's faulty maintenance when his arm gets stuck in automated gate.

  • Case Name: Park v. Oh
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, December 08, 2017

Manhole cover in bike lane said to be cause of cyclist's crash. $6.7M. Santa Cruz County.

Manhole cover causes cyclist to swerve into traffic lane where he collides with car.

  • Case Name: Joseph C. Wessling v. Pacific Bell Telephone Company, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, December 07, 2017

Baseball comes through netting, strikes man in crotch. $600K. Stanislaus County.

Baseball coach standing next to batting cage is struck by ball that fractures his testicle.

  • Case Name: Lefebvre v. NC Valley Baseball, LLC
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Hotel's history with bed bugs comes back to bite them with punitive damages. $546.5K San Bernardino County.

Family of three bitten by bed bugs during a one-night stay in hotel.  Hotel had prior and subsequent incidents of bed bug infestation.

  • Case Name: Martha McKindra, Alex McKindra, and Marcus McKindra v. Heritage Inn of Rancho Cucamonga
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, October 02, 2017

Decedent's mesothelioma caused by father's employment. $12.9M. Alameda County.

Father brings asbestos fibers home from workplace on his clothing. Son dies as an adult.

  • Case Name: Lanette Louise Lopez, et. al., v. The Hillshire Brands Company
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, August 16, 2017