Defense Verdict in Houston County State Court Premises Liability Trial
Partner Broderick Harrell obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a hotel owner in a slip and fall case. Plaintiff alleged that the hotel was negligent in maintaining the lobby area where he fell on a rainy day. Plaintiff sought damages for a torn rotator cuff that required surgical intervention and physical therapy. The hotel denied all allegations and presented evidence demonstrating that it was appropriately staffed, the personnel was properly training, and the hotel exercised reasonable care in maintaining the lobby.