$460,900.00 (Plumber Who Fell)
$ 460,900 Verdict obtained in September 2013 Verdict for a self-employed plumber who fell after he stepped into an uncovered drain hole on a mobile home park common area lawn, and sustained a fractured clavicle (collarbone) and right shoulder labral tear resulting in frozen shoulder and need for future arthroscopic surgery. Defense claimed it was not negligent because it had no notice of the uncovered drain hole before the incident.
An additional $149,000 in attorney fees was recovered after a successful appeal of the trial court ruling denying attorney fees. (see Hemphill v. Wright Family LLC (2015) 234 Cal. App. 4th 911, 184 Cal.Rptr.3d 326)
Practice area(s): Personal Injury, Wrongful Death