$6.975 Million for a billboard worker permanently injured from a fall due to faulty decking.
PLAINTIFF ATTORNEY: Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis and Larsen, Orinda, by Luke Ellis and Andrew R. Gillin
CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT - FALL FROM PLATFORM
May 17, 1990, plaintiff, a 21-year-old untrained construction helper, was injured while she was standing on a platform which was ten feet off the ground. Plaintiff stepped off the end of the platform where several feet of decking were missing.
Plaintiff contended that defendant companies maintained the decking in a defective and dangerous condition in that the deck was shortened and missing several feet of planking.
Defendants contended that plaintiff was not wearing fall protection equipment; that she was inattentive and comparatively at fault; and that she was an untrained helper who was specifically told not to be on the decking.
INJURIES: C-6 quadriplegia.
SPECIALS: Not reported.
RESULT: The case settled before trial for $6,975,000.00 cash.