Premises Liability

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

Doctor with rare medical condition says fall exacerbated his physical limitations. Defense verdict. Los Angeles County.

Doctor falls down stairs at Hooter's restaurant, claims dangerous condition. He is now wheelchair bound.

  • Case Name: Whelan v. Hollywood Wings LLC
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, February 28, 2020

Makeshift step on TV production site leads to ankle fracture. $715K. Los Angeles County.

Personal assistant to pop singer fractures ankle on step leading from restroom trailer.

  • Case Name: Tessa Schonder v. Star Waggons, Inc., Finnmax LLC
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, December 23, 2019

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

Oily substance in trash room at mall causes store employee to slip and fall. $3M. Los Angeles County.

Store employee taking trash to the trash room slips on floor, falls backwards on her wrists.

  • Case Name: Ilona Mikaelian v. Glendale I Mall Associates, LLP, et. al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, August 30, 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