2017 Premises Liability Case
The Grandelli Firm is pleased to announce that our office was recognized for obtaining the highest settlement on a premises liability case for the year 2017, as reported by TopVerdict.com.
The case, Delacruz v. M. Parisi & Son Constr. Co., Inc., et al, was settled before trial for $2,250,000.00 and was handled by Louis Grandelli and Ari R. Lieberman.
Mr. Delacruz, a deliveryman, was injured when he fell while he was working at a loading dock in Queens, New York. He fell due to a hole in the surface of the parking lot created by the removal of a drainage grate. As a result of the accident, he sustained injuries to his back, neck, knees, and shoulders and underwent a series of arthroscopic surgeries.
Our office represented Mr. Delacruz for these injuries and initiated a lawsuit against the owner of the premises, M. Parisi & Son Construction Co. Inc. and the premises’ tenant, DO & CO New York Catering Inc. During the litigation, we were able to demonstrate that the defendants were negligent in their maintenance of the premises and created a dangerous condition that caused the accident. The plaintiff’s doctor was able to rebut the defendants’ claims that the plaintiff’s injuries were pre-existing and not related to the accident.
A premises liability case involves accidents that are caused by an unsafe or defective condition on someone’s property. A negligent failure to keep the property safe that results in injuries can open up the owner up to a lawsuit. Premises liability cases can include slipping and tripping hazards, inadequate security, dog bites and other unsafe conditions. It is often the plaintiff’s burden to prove that the owner knew or should have known about the dangerous condition.
We are honored for the recognition of the settlement on this case. If you or someone you know has been injured in a premises liability case, contact the lawyers at the Grandelli Firm.