Generally, corporations have to maintain their stores and exercise a reasonable standard of care and protect their customers, especially during peak business hours and in heavy foot traffic sections. If a store fails to do this and a customer is injured due to their negligence, they will be liable for any and all damages that result. Although a victim may be left with a feeling of confusion as to what to do next in such a case, and filing a personal injury lawsuit against a large corporation might seem daunting, our expert slip and fall lawyers and team of personal injury attorneys here at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm will be able to help guide you through the litigation process.
An Allegheny County, Pennsylvania jury has awarded $2.1 million to a woman who tore her hamstring after slipping on a wet floor at a Target store. After three-and-a-half days of trial, and one day of deliberation, before Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Judge Michael Della Vecchia, the jury handed up its award to plaintiff Melissa Horton. The verdict was divided into $1.4 million for past noneconomic damages and $700,000 in future noneconomic damages.
At the time Horton entered the store, a soda bottle reportedly fell from a shelf and spilled onto the main aisle in the store. Target employees eventually began mopping the area with “a wet soapy substance” and placed warning cones around the area. Ms. Horton alleged in court papers that Target employees carelessly mopped the floor outside of the cordoned-off area. Ms. Horton says that she walked cautiously around the spill area, but once outside it, slipped on “the invisible wet floor,” causing her to drop into a split and tear her hamstring.
Have you accidentally slipped or fallen and subsequently been injured because of the negligence of someone else? If so, you may be entitled to substantial compensation, so please contact one of our expert slip and fall lawyers here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates. Please call 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your needs are our top priority!
One of the more difficult aspects of filing a wrongful death lawsuit is proving that your loved one died as the result of the negligence of another person. However, the wrongful death attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates have decades of experience and can help guide you through the complicated process inherent in any wrongful death case. If you can prove the death was because of another person’s negligence, you may be able to recover substantial money damages against the accused perpetrator.
The family of a 14 year-old student who died inside Gaithersburg High School in 2015 is suing the Montgomery County, Alabama school district for $10 million. Taylor Walton’s mother said her daughter died of an asthma attack during a gym class. Allegedly, the school staff, including the gym teacher, failed to properly respond to the girl’s breathing complaints and symptoms. According to the complaint, school officials knew Taylor Walton suffered from asthma and were required to distribute an “emergency treatment plan” to her teachers, including her physical education instructor.
Ms. Walton suffered her asthma attack on Nov. 30, 2015. Her gym teacher allegedly twice denied her request to leave class and obtain her inhaler. The third time, she approached the John Doe Gym Teacher and stated that she was still having severe problems breathing and that she was leaving class to get her inhaler. As Taylor was observed leaving the gymnasium, there were no efforts by the gym teacher or other members of the gym staff to accompany her to her locker to help her get her inhaler or to secure her safety. She was later found lying on the ground near her locker by another teacher.
Has a loved one of yours been a victim of a Massachusetts wrongful death or suffered serious injuries as a result of the negligence of another? If so, please contact one of our expert wrongful death attorneys or personal injury lawyers at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm, who will work tirelessly on your case. Call us at 617-787-3700 or email us at email@example.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!
Filing a worker’s compensation claim can be complicated and awkward for an injury victim. A claim involving your employer or a third party may be the last thing an injured employee wants to do. However, this may be the only way for an injured employee to be able to begin recovering from their injuries sustained while at work. Our team of Boston, Massachusetts worker’s compensation attorneys and expert personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates have decades of experience fighting for our clients. Contact us today for a free and confidential consultation to discuss what legal remedies you are entitled to for your injuries while working.
A man who was injured falling from a ladder has reached a $4.25 million settlement more than five years after the accident. Lorenzo Cortez, now 44 years-old, was painting a house in Cumming, Georgia when he fell and injured his spinal cord and face. The fall left him a quadriplegic and he developed diabetes and psychological problems. Mr. Cortez spent about a month at the Shepherd Center for the treatment of his spinal injury, and his workers’ compensation paid for an accessible house and interim care. Under the terms of the settlement, Cortez was awarded a lump sum settlement of more than $500,000 and will receive annual payments of $250,000 for the next 15 years, guaranteed to him or his beneficiaries.
If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident and were injured while on the job, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Please contact one of our expert Boston personal injury lawyers or our Massachusetts worker’s compensation attorney specialists here at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm. Someone will be here 24/7 and can be reached by phone at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your needs are our top priority!
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