Shareholder Bobby Schrader and associate Sammy Farhat successfully defended a Florida business owner in a premises liability case that went to trial in December 2019. The plaintiff fell in the parking lot and alleged that the pavement was defective and unreasonably dangerous. The defendant disputed liability and suggested comparative fault of plaintiff.
The plaintiff, who sustained a fractured ankle and underwent two surgeries, demanded $475,000 before trial and then asked for $902,000 at trial. The jury assessed 10% liability against the defendant and 90% against the plaintiff. It awarded past medical expenses and $501 in pain and suffering, resulting in a final verdict for the plaintiff of $13,505.
This is the third favorable defense verdict that Bobby and Sammy have achieved against one of Florida’s leading plaintiff firms in just over one year.