Premises Liability Defense Verdict
In August, 2015, John Alday and Russell Waldon obtained a defense verdict from a 12 person Cobb County State Court jury in a premises liability case against a corporate defendant. Plaintiff alleged over $250,000 in incurred medical expenses and lost wages. Plaintiff had undergone multiple surgeries including a complete hip replacement. The case was defended on issues of both liability for the “slip and fall” and whether plaintiff’s injuries and claimed special damages were the proximate result of any alleged negligence on the part of the defendant corporation. The jury returned with a verdict for the defense after a 4 day trial and 3 hours of deliberation. Plaintiff’s lowest demand before trial was $850,000.