The following blog entry is written to illustrate an example of a personal injury case. Reviewing this kind of lawsuit should help potential plaintiffs and clients better understand how parties in personal injury cases present such issues to the court.
(Please also note: the names and locations of all parties have been changed to protect the confidentiality of the participants in this slip and fall lawsuit and its proceedings.)
Leanas further said that the city was aware of the need for visual cueing in the stair design, as it was required in the building code. The city architect designed nose striping into the carpet detail, but the stripes were missing on every third step, and the distance between the stripe and the step’s edge — or nose — varied.
The defense denied liability, contending that the second tier stairs met code requirements. The defense also claimed that the railing system design was the only practical way to install handrails in the symphony setting.
Golden State also contended that its work, done 14 years earlier, fully conformed to all requirements at the time of installation.
The carpet installers argued that the carpet’s nose striping was uniform in the area where Leana fell.
The defense claimed that Leana’s fall was caused by dizziness from the concussion she had sustained in the car accident the day before.
She alleged sleep apnea from the crash.
Leana claimed past medical expenses of about $28,000 and future medical expenses of about $58,000. She also sought damages for pain and suffering.
Ernie sought damages for loss of consortium.
For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.