notable cases: Premises Liability

Premises liability is a term used to describe the legal responsibility that a landowner and occupiers of a property have for injuries and accidents that occur on their property. Premises liability claims can be filed for a variety of reasons. For example, slip and fall claims are common. In addition claims may be filed for injuries that are result equipment that is used on the property. Also injuries that may be a result of another person’s actions on the property may be the responsibility of a property owner, especially if the owner fails to provide adequate security on the property.

Please take a moment to review some of the positive results we have gotten on behalf of our clients below. And feel free to contact us with questions.

Jane Doe v. The Forum III Buildings

This case involved negligent security. Our client, a 35-year-old wife and mother of two young children, was abducted from the parking garage at The Forum III and sexually assaulted. The criminals responsible for these vicious acts were apprehended and convicted. After the criminal cases were completed, we pursued claims against The Forum III for negligent security. Through our extensive diligence in obtaining documents pertaining to the property we learned that the building cut back security measures to save costs. Specifically, they fired the guard responsible for patrolling the most dangerous area of this garage and the area where criminals could enter from an adjacent street. Even though there were multiple prior complaints of dangerous activity in this garage, the owners of the building chose to save a few pennies, at the expense of our client’s safety.

result

The case settled for $2 million before going to trial.

Jane Doe v. Department Store

Our client was a real estate agent, and was married with three children. Her case involved a slip and fall at a local department store. The firm’s client sustained an elbow fracture and herniations to her spine as a result of water not being mopped up in a timely fashion after a rainstorm by the department store’s employees.

result

The case was aggressively litigated by our attorney, Robert Critton, Jr. and resolved prior to trial for $300,000.00.