Obtained a Favorable Settlement for Elderly Client Who Fell Down an Escalator at a Movie Theater
Summary of Case:
- Our elderly client fell down an escalator at a movie theatre. She broke her pinky finger and suffered bruises and abrasions about her body. She had mostly recovered by the time the lawsuit was filed.
- We filed a laswesuit in the Los Angeles Superior Court for negligence of a common carrier and premises liability. During the case, we discovered prior instances of injuries on the escalator where it jerked and threw the passengers off balance. We also discovered unsatisfactory maintenance on the escalator and failure to report injuries to the state.
- We obtained a $125,000 settlement for our client which was more than 10x her actual medical bills for the incident.