A Houston resident was walking down a flight of stairs in his apartment complex when he suddenly tripped and fell over the railing, plummeting seven feet. The fall paralyzed the man who immediately relied on Scott C. Krist to help him with a Houston premise liability case against the apartment complex.
Our attorneys sympathized with the man, now facing a life-changing and uncertain future. A further investigation into the case revealed a metal stairway stringer about a quarter of an inch above the floor, no railing on one side and only one working light in the stairwell. All factors, our client said, the landlords were previously aware of, yet failed to take into consideration and repair. With a strong argument, we successfully recovered $4,000,000 for our client. Case expenses totaled $79,697.43 with an attorney fee of 40%. This was the largest premises liability recovery in Texas in 2013.
*The outcome of an individual case depends on a variety of factors unique to that case. Case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any similar or future case.