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Tag Archives: Premises Liability

Fall at apartment building leaves man a paraplegic – $4 Million Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff suffered multiple level spinal cord fractures when he fell over a railing and landed on a parking area below the stairway. A spinal cord fusion was performed, but he never regained use of his lower extremities. [19-T-052] Type ...

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Woman partially paralyzed after fall down shaftway – $6.5 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was partially paralyzed when she fell five stories down an open shaftway in a residential apartment building in which she was a guest of a resident. Plaintiff and a companion opened an unlocked closet door, stepped over a 36-inch ...

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Elderly woman slipped on slick restaurant floor – $750,000 Settlement (access required)

On Dec. 11, 2016, the 83-year-old plaintiff went to lunch with her family at a Richmond area restaurant after church services. Shortly after checking in at the hostess stand, the hostess asked the plaintiff and her party to follow her ...

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Student hurt when column at state school fell on her – $1.6 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a student at a Virginia public university, tied her hammock to two concrete columns in an open, public area on campus. One of the 800 pound columns fell on her, crushing her abdomen and pelvis. Two people were injured ...

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4th Cir.: Homestead had no notice of ice near walkway fountain (access required)

A guest at the Omni Homestead did not demonstrate that the hotel had either actual notice of ice she slipped on or constructive notice, based on the hazardous condition allegedly caused by operating the outdoor fountain in sub-freezing conditions. Background ...

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