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Premises Liability – Office Building Trip-And-Fall

Our commercial property premises liability team concluded a premises liability case in the amount of $2.1 million on behalf of a 46-year-old professional who suffered traumatic brain injuries after falling 15 feet into an open elevator shaft. The fall occurred in a commercial building where the plaintiff rented an office on the second floor. At deposition, it was revealed that the building owner’s uncertified “handyman” performed negligent repairs to the elevator in violation of the California Labor Code. Rich and Conor proved that the elevator maintenance company should have recognized problems with the freight elevator and taken remedial action months before the plaintiff’s fall.