Six-Figure Premises Liability Settlement Against National Franchise
Our client was operating a motor scooter and traveling across the entrance of the driveway of a national franchise when he hit a severe camouflage pothole causing him to be thrown from his scooter onto the concrete. As a result, our client sustained a dislocated shoulder, fractured patella, and other injuries.
The franchise denied the claim arguing that our client was not protected under the law. We filed a lawsuit sounding in premises liability and failure to comply with applicable building codes. After extensive discovery and investigation, we revealed that the corporation was aware of their duty to upkeep its premises and that the driveway was severely disintegrated. The corporation continued to fight the case and filed a motion for summary judgment with the court. We defeated the motion for summary judgment. Two months before the scheduled trial, we secured a six-figure settlement.