Premises Liability (Landlord’s Duty to a Disabled Tenant) – Settlement obtained on behalf of a blind woman who suffered a fractured coccyx and soft tissue injuries when plaintiff fell down the interior staircase to her two story, fifth floor apartment when the railing came undone from the wall. The settlement came after mediation and helped her move her family to a safer apartment in a safer community.
Landlord’s Negligence (Fire Victim, Smoke Detector) – Settlement obtained on behalf of a 35 year-old immigrant living in a one-bedroom apartment with 5 other immigrants. The client’s mattress became engulfed in flames causing extensive burns over 30 percent of his body when he was alone in the apartment, drinking, smoking, and lying on a mattress on the living room floor. The client spent over 8 months in a local hospital. We alleged the hot-wired smoke detectors were not operating properly. The settlement helped the client return to his homeland.