Client fell from unguarded ledge of public space over 15 feet, suffering severe injuries. Prompt investigation revealed building owner neglected lighting and failed to maintain required guards protecting the ledge.
We obtained a substantial settlement for a young man who suffered multiple broken bones after falling 15 feet from an unguarded ledge on a public plaza. The plaza was at street level on three sides, but a driveway to an underground parking garage on the fourth side created a drop of more than 15 feet. Our quick investigation uncovered proof the building failed to replace lights on the plaza, causing poor lighting leading to the injuries.