Sustaining serious or even fatal injuries due to dangerous, unmarked conditions at a business or residence can be tragic. Drownings because of unsecured pools, falls due to unsecured scaffolding or unmarked hazards, assaults or harm in poorly lit parking garages, or injury resulting from slipping on wet supermarket floors or icy stairs, are examples of harm incurred as a result of premises negligence.
We represented a Seattle firefighter in a lawsuit that yielded the largest verdict for a Premises Liability case in the State’s history, $12,752,094.
The City of Seattle was found negligent when a Seattle firefighter, subbing for a firefighter at a station not his own, fell 15 feet through an unsecured pole hole on his way to the bathroom in the middle of the night, sustaining permanent and life-altering disabilities. A similar incident occurred 20 years earlier at the same firehouse, and the solution was to install a chain barrier. Over time, the chain barrier was no longer used, and our client fell through the same hole. The jury awarded nearly $13 million dollars following a 6 week trial. The City appealed, and in 2012, the Court of Appeals upheld the King County Superior Court verdict.
If you have sustained serious injury due to negligence at a premises, contact an experienced local law firm. Should Swanson Gardner Meyers, PLLC, accept your case, it will be managed on a contingency basis, meaning that we receive no fees until you receive compensation. It is our way of showing our clients that we will stand with thern through the process and do all we can to get them the best possible result.
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