According to Online PR News, a settlement has been reached in the case of a man injured by falling off an unsecured ladder while installing crown molding at the top of a two-story room. The ladder slipped, causing the plaintiff to fall and sustain serious injuries to his face, head, knee, mouth and shoulder.
The attorney for the plaintiff announced the settlement of the personal injury case in the amount of $2.25 million. The man took a 20-foot fall from a ladder in 2007. According to reports, he sued his employer claiming that they did not provide tools or devices to prevent the fall, including a harness or security line. The ruling also found that the site was not safeguarded properly by the premises’ owner.
The plaintiff requires future medical care and has had to endure several surgeries. ‘
It is not uncommon for a premises owner to be sued for personal injury. Even homeowners can face liability in case of injury or death on their property. For example, a Davidson County teenager died in 2009 after sustaining injuries while at a party. Lisa Hill Chisom filed a lawsuit on behalf of the estate of Shelby Montgomery Chisom and is seeking more than $10,000 in compensatory damages. The mother of the teenager is suing Michael John Craver, after Craver threw a brick paving stone through the window of the vehicle in which Chusom was riding. The stone hit Chisom in her midsection. She was taken to a hospital hours after the incident, after she had passed out as a result of her injuries. Chisom’s mother also sued the homeowners, Katherine and John Pritchard, parents of her daughter’s friend who was celebrating her graduation. Chisom sued the homeowners for their knowledge that a party with alcohol and underage drinking would be held on their property, which contributed to her daughter’s death.