Premises Liability Attorneys
Serving Kansas City, Independence, Blue Springs, Lee’s Summit, all of Missouri and Kansas
Horn Law routinely represents clients who are severely injured due to dangerous conditions. A by-product of our case is that businesses will have an incentive to improve customer safety.
A $6,006,241.50 settlement was reached for a twenty-eight year old who suffered a traumatic brain injury while working in a warehouse. A detailed life care plan and economic report were vital in reaching a settlement prior to trial by jury. Additionally, our client also recovered worker’s compensation benefits as he was in the course and scope of employment at the time of injury.
A thirty-seven year old man, who suffered a traumatic brain injury while working at a stockyard, received a six figure confidential settlement. The case was settled shortly before trial, after aggressive litigation. The insurance company had offered nothing to settle the matter before litigation.
A wrongful death settlement in the amount of $110,000.00 was reached for the mother and father of a young boy who died as a result of a hotel swimming pool drowning. During the case, we uncovered key information concerning the maintenance of the pool that led to the settlement.
A confidential settlement was reached for a pregnant lady and her unborn child who both suffered toxic exposure to carbon monoxide in her workplace. The case was brought against a local construction firm and a national manufacturer of machinery used in construction.
Dangerous steps at a large hotel caused our client to fall and suffer multiple injuries, including permanent injuries to her knees. The case was resolved at mediation after we demonstrated that the stair case in question had been neglected and not properly maintained with a non-slip surface. Although the hotel put up a vigorous defense, a large confidential settlement was reached.
Horn Law obtained a jury verdict of $189,000.00 in a case involving a slip and fall on water at a grocery store. Prior to trial in the Jackson County, Missouri Circuit Court, the defense attorneys for the grocery store had offered a small settlement. The jury assessed 50% fault to both plaintiff and defendant.
A 6 figure confidential settlement was reached for a woman who suffered a severe knee injury requiring surgical repair when she slipped on a substance, possibly soap, in the middle of the main aisle on a large outlet store.
A settlement of $224,000.00 for our client in her claims against the City of Kansas City, Missouri after she suffered multiple leg fractures when she slipped on the ice formed after a water main leak in front of her house. The evidence revealed, after months of legal discovery, the water main leak was a chronic leak that had never been adequately repaired even though the city had notice of the leak.
A $100,000.00 settlement was reached, without litigation, for a man who suffered a shoulder injury when he slipped and fell on a slippery deck. The man was walking across the deck, adjacent to a hot tub, when he slipped on moss or some other substance that had formed near the base of the hot tub.
A $290,000.00 settlement was obtained for a truck driver who injured his back requiring surgery, while making a delivery to a manufacturing plant. The dock was under construction with no sign warning of this dangerous condition. Additionally, we also recovered worker’s compensation benefits for our client as he was in the course and scope of employment at the time of injury.
Horn Law obtained a jury verdict of $173,000.00 in a case involving a slip and fall on water at a grocery store, before an assessment of comparative fault. This represented an excellent recovery since Horn Law previously tried the case resulting in a defense verdict. Horn Law appealed the result to the Missouri Court of Appeals based on improper trial tactics by defense counsel and a new trial was granted.
A 6 figure confidential settlement was reached for a woman who suffered a shoulder injury when she tripped over cords from medical equipment located in a local hospital. The case was settled shortly before trial.
A $250,000 settlement was obtained for a special needs student who was injured while at school when his wheelchair went off the side of the playground pavement. When his wheels went over the edge and into the grass, our client was thrown out of his wheelchair, resulting in a fractured femur. Claims were made based on premises liability and negligent supervision. This was an excellent recovery since our client had a long, complex medical history, which the defense attempted to use to avoid paying our client’s full damages. We successfully argued, under Missouri law, a tort-feasor “takes the plaintiff as he/she finds him/her.” This is known as the “eggshell plaintiff” rule. Under the rule, a plaintiff cannot be penalized for having a “predisposition” toward a certain injury.