Slip and Fall

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