Slip and Fall

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

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

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

Plaintiff slips on spilled cat litter in grocery store and sustains lumbar spine injuries. $2.5M. Los Angeles County.

Plaintiff says that the bag of cat litter had been slit open by stocking clerks and should have been removed. Ralph's Grocery says no negligence.

  • Case Name: Blasing v. Ralphs Grocery
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, February 03, 2020

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

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

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

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

Soft tissue injuries in slip and fall. $215K. Sacramento County.

Customer slips and falls in Save Mart Supermarket. Water leaking from air conditioner is blamed.

  • Case Name: Susan Oby, Robert Oby v. Save Mart Supermarkets
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Plaintiff with multiple prior injuries slips/falls on wet floor at hotel. $208K. Placer County.

After watching a meteor shower over mountain skies, a guest slips and falls on hotel lobby floor that was just mopped. This was not his first slip and fall.

  • Case Name: Joe Borowski v. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, January 06, 2017

Slip and fall on wet grass of apartment complex. $2.7M gross; $695K net. Santa Cruz County.

Tenant at apartment complex walks across wet grass to get a doggy poop bag.

  • Case Name: Nancy Gambino v. Cypress Point RE Investors, LLC, Braddock & Logan Services, Inc.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Passenger at LAX slips and falls in bathroom. $2 million. Los Angeles County.

Airline passenger slips and falls on wet floor in busy LAX bathroom.  Defense argues "it didn't happen" and the tile floor was safe.

  • Case Name: Lori Triplett v. City of Los Angeles, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, October 20, 2016

Plaintiff slips on water at an apartment building. $279K. Alameda County.

Plaintiff drank with cousin in cousin's apartment, then slipped and fell; cause disputed.

  • Case Name: Garcia v. Abeygoonesekera
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, July 22, 2016

Slip and fall in grocery store. $116K. San Diego County.

Woman falls in grocery store; store's security videos are alleged to be altered to hide the fall.

  • Case Name: Laura Rojas de Escobedo v. Food 4 Less of California, Inc., et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, March 03, 2016
  • Monday, 21 March 2016

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