Slip and Fall

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

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

Slip and fall on tile stairway at medical building leads to claim of TBI. $2.6 million. Sonoma County.

Sales rep slips and falls down stairway at medical complex, says stairs were wet from rain.  Defendant hospital admits liability at trial, but denies plaintiff suffered significant brain damage.

  • Case Name: Tuttle v. Ukiah Adventist Hospital dba Ukiah Valley Medical Center
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, December 04, 2014

$9.9 million net verdict for 70-year-old in trip and fall at restaurant. Los Angeles County.

Studio publicity head trips on step in restaurant converted from residence built in 1928. Quadriparesis. Farmers Insurance failed to settle within policy limits.

  • Case Name: Arlene Ludwig v. Hacienda Paraiso, a Calif. Corp.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, August 26, 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

Woman trips at night on raised sidewalk. Jury awards $493,000 and defendant made no offer. Los Angeles County.

61-year-old woman trips on raised sidewalk at night, breaking her arm.  Defendant apartment complex denied fault for tree roots raising the sidewalk.

  • Case Name: Barbara Ferren v. Valley Village South Apartments, a California General Partnership; City of Los Angeles; County of Los Angeles; State of California/CALTRANS, and DOES 1 through 100, Inclusive
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, December 17, 2012

$7.5 million verdict for chiropractor’s slip and fall in Starbucks. San Diego County.

A Starbucks customer fell on a tile floor that the manager had just mopped. The customer hit his head on the floor and was knocked unconscious. The defense offered $100,000, but the jury decided the case was worth over $7 million.

  • Case Name: Anthony Zaccaglin, et al v. Starbucks Coffee Company
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, December 22, 2011