Tag: premises liability

$278,000 Premises Liability Settlement – Hip Fracture

Attorney Vincent Sabatini has obtained a $278,000 settlement for an elderly client who fell and suffered a fractured hip.  The client was at a day care facility for adults requiring supervision.  At the time of the fall, no one was supervising the client.  The defendant denied liability.  Only after extensive discovery efforts did the defendant recognize its liability and agree to settle the case for a fair and just amount.

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Wal-Mart Employee Killed By Shoppers

Black Friday took a grim turn when a New York Wal-Mart employee died after bargain hunters broke down the doors to the store, pushing him to the ground. The 34-year-old male employee was pronounced dead an hour after shoppers breached the doors to the shopping center in Valley Stream, Long Island, about 5 a.m. Friday and knocked him down, police said.  It is absolutely shocking that a group of shoppers would be so worked up to get into a store to buy stuff that they would trample to death another human being.  Furthermore, it is disturbing that Wal-Mart failed to provide adequate security (including the hiring of off-duty police) to ensure that the crowd did not get out of control.

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