Defense of Grocery Stores, Hotels, and Apartment Complex in Premises Liability Cases
Ryan Wilhelm has experience defending to settlement or verdict various grocery stores, hotels, and apartment complexes in premises liability cases. These cases include slip/trip and fall, personal injury, false arrests, assault and batteries, property damages, and injuries from food products.• Defended a grocery store in a personal injury lawsuit involving an alleged trip and fall accident. The plaintiff contended that her fall was caused by a negligently-placed mat near the store’s entrance. The case was tried and resulted in a defense verdict in favor of the grocery store.Defended a grocery store in a personal injury lawsuit involving a slip and fall accident. The plaintiff’s fall occurred after she stepped into a broken jar of mayonnaise that had fallen onto the floor. The case was tried and resulted in a defense verdict in favor of the grocery store. Defended a hotel in a personal injury lawsuit. The plaintiff was injured after he jumped out of a second-story window while attempting to flee from another hotel guest who was trying to enter his room. The plaintiff contended that the hotel was negligent in allowing the guest to learn the room in which he was staying. Served as co-counsel in a jury trial that resulted with a hung jury. Defended apartment complex in a claim brought by a tenant injured within her own apartment. The plaintiff contended that she was injured in a slip and fall accident caused by a leaking faucet. The apartment complex obtained summary judgment by establishing that the plaintiff had equal knowledge of the alleged hazard. Defended a grocery store in a premises liability suit involving serious injuries that required facial reconstructive surgery. The plaintiff contended that he was injured after being struck in the face by a large brick thrown through his car window. The grocery store obtained summary judgment by establishing that the accident did not occur on its premises and that no act or omission of the grocery store caused the accident. Defended a grocery store in lawsuit filed by a customer who was struck by a car and seriously injured in the store’s parking lot. The plaintiff contended that the injury occurred as a result of inadequate or insufficient signage within the parking lot. The grocery store obtained summary judgment by establishing that notwithstanding allegations of negligence, the parking lot was not within the store’s premises. Defended a large grocery store chain in more than 50 premises liability lawsuits filed throughout Georgia. These premises liability claims involved most anything conceivable that could happen at a retail premises, including allegations of slip/trip and falls; false arrests; assault and batteries; property damages; and injuries from food products.