Premises Liability

Student slips on wet floor at middle school. $1M. Los Angeles County.

School district says plaintiff tripped during gym class.

  • Case Name: Minor student v. Burbank Unified School District
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, June 30, 2022

Claims of excessive force by bar security guards. Defense verdict. San Diego County.

Intoxicated men get into a fight with security guards.

  • Case Name: Phil Nosrat v. Garnet OMG, LLC
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, May 04, 2022

Plaintiff suffers TBI after falling down stairs in office building. $12.2M. Los Angeles County.

Carpet still wet from cleaning is blamed in slip and fall; extent of head injury disputed.

  • Case Name: Jessica Vu v. 2447 Pacific Coast Highway LLC, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, April 21, 2022

Wet floor at movie theater causes slip and fall. $1.8M. Los Angeles County.

Retiree slips on wet floor in movie theatre on rainy day in 2016. Plaintiff beats CCP 998.

  • Case Name: Robert Carmack v. American Multi-Cinema, Inc.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Indoor rock-climbing facility blamed for plaintiff's injuries. Defense verdict. Los Angeles County.

Climber is seriously injured in fall; defense claims assumption of the risk.

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

Wet floor in restaurant doorway blamed for slip and fall. $1.46M. San Bernardino County.

Man breaks knee and wrist in fall as he comes in from the rain.

  • Case Name: Hernandez v. Jaden & Tiger, Inc., et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, June 30, 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

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