Government Properties

In cases of government property, such as public parks, the federal or state government may bear legal responsibility for personal injuries incurred on the premises. Slip and fall / premises liability cases against the government are covered by either the Federal Tort Claims Act or similar state tort claims acts. Cases must be brought within a certain time limit.

For over 30 years, Leesfield Scolaro has strongly and efficiently represented victims of falls and fractures. Our firm represented a 62 year old woman who attempted to grab toilet paper from an overhead pallet at a warehouse store. The entire shrink wrapped pallet fell on her, causing displaced comminuted, unstable fractures of the lateral tibial plateau, a proximal transverse fracture of the tibia below the medial tibial plateau, and a comminuted fracture of the fibula. Defendant claimed that it was obvious that this was not merchandise for sale. (It claimed to be overstock.) At trial, Plaintiff proved that defendant knew that customers opened shrink wrapped pallets and did nothing to warn them or prevent customer access. Verdict was $1,007,000.

In a tragic case our firm handled, a child was struck by a falling lobster trap displayed at defendant's store causing brain damage. Our firm obtained a $1,000,000 settlement. For a complete list of the firm's representative results, go to our Verdicts and Settlements section.

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