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2003 - Premises Liability/Products Liability

Practice Area: Personal injury

Outcome: Approximately $5,000,000 Settlement

Description: Garrett S. was a three year old boy at a department store in Santa Monica shopping with his parents when a free-standing wardrobe mirror he was looking at tipped over and landed directly on his head, crushing his skull. Garrett S. suffered brain damage from this incident. The store owner blamed the manufacturer of the mirror for the accident; the manufacturer blamed the store, and Garrett’s parents. With extensive investigation, litigation, discovery, depositions and technical experts; we successfully negotiated a settlement of $900,000.00, and structured it over Garrett’s lifetime to provide for his special needs. The approximate projected settlement will be more than 5,000,000.00.

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