It’s just a fact of life that people suffer injuries on a daily basis, and more often than not through no fault of their own. When bodily harm is caused by a negligent or willfully violent third party, the victim may be entitled to compensation, which can be awarded through a personal injury lawsuit. Unfortunately, […]
A landscaper was injured by explosives brought onto the property by a tenant of the property’s owner. The trial court entered summary judgment in favor of the owner of the residence. On appeal, the plaintiff contended a month-to-month tenancy provides the landlord the right to enter and inspect the property at periodic intervals.
A high school student took a swing on a rope swing attached to a tree in a county park. The rope broke and the boy was seriously injured when he hit debris below, which debris included cut-down tree limbs and brush left by county maintenance workers. Afterward, an expert opined the rope was damaged from exposure to the sun for over three months.
While exiting a haunted house attraction, a patron was confronted by a final scare known as the “Carrie” effect—so named because, like the horror film Carrie, patrons are led to believe the attraction is over, only to be met by one more extreme fright.
In a personal injury case, a jury found defendant negligent and awarded $261,713.71 for past medical expenses. Plaintiff had no medical insurance, and her medical providers rendered service to her on a lien basis. However, a third party purchased the lien for a discounted amount, although plaintiff remained liable for the total amount.
Ten days prior to trial, the trial court informed the parties “the court no longer provides a court reporter for civil trials, and the parties have to provide their own reporters for trial.”
The negligent driving of a third party motorist caused another car to strike a tree planted on a center median owned and maintained by a City. The collision resulted in death or injury to all the car’s occupants. Plaintiffs sued the City for a dangerous condition of public property. The City moved for summary judgment, […]
In a special verdict, a jury found two defendant motorists were negligent but concluded only one of them was a substantial factor is causing injuries to a bicyclist on a sidewalk. Thus, only one of the defendants was held responsible for plaintiff’s personal injury verdict of $3,751,969 in damages. On appeal the defendant who was […]
Plaintiffs’ allegations are that a passenger in a car involved in a fatal accident “told the driver to drive at an unsafe speed over a road [the passenger] knew had unusual conditions that would cause the car to become airborne, resulting in the fatal accident.” The trial court granted summary judgment after concluding there was […]
Two vehicles collided in an intersection and plaintiff, who was on a sidewalk, was severely injured, incurring $3,751,969 in medical bills. A jury found both defendants were negligent, but that the negligence of only one of the defendants was a substantial factor in causing damages to the plaintiff. The defendant who was found liable contended […]