Case Study

$2.45 Million Verdict Believed to be Largest Verdict Awarded In Yolo County for Personal Injury Trip and Fall Case

On June 3, 2019, a Yolo County jury found Defendants Eskaton Inc. liable for Negligence and awarded 82 year old Allure Nicholls $2.45 million in damages for Eskaton Inc’s failure to remove a parking wheel block that was negligently placed next to a handicap ramp at a senior independent living facility operated by Eskaton Inc.

Jamil L. White and Andrey R. Yurtsan of the Louis | White Law Firm prosecuted this hard fought 4 week jury trial and obtained the record setting single-plaintiff trip and fall verdict.

This hotly contested legal matter arose from Defendants failure to remove the wheel stop in the parking lot when three prior residents complained to management about tripping on it.  Unfortunately, when plaintiff Allure Nicholls was walking down the handicap ramp to return to her resident across the parking lot, Ms. Nicholls tripped over the wheel stop and broke her right hand and right knee resulting in two surgeries.

The attorneys at Louis | White hired 5 experts and presented complex exhibits to prove that Defendants were liable and that plaintiff suffered serious injuries that would affect her for life. Defendants disputed liability, the nature and extent of our client’s alleged injuries and the cost of medical treatment for those injuries.   In this case, Louis | White Law Firm achieved a phenomenal result on behalf of its client.

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