Partner Charlie J. Schmitt and Associate Armen A. Avakian had a favorable verdict in a case of homeowner vs. individual.

Facts of the case: Homeowner’s case of admitted liability where our client had a broken tile on the stairs and an inoperative exterior light bulb.  As plaintiff was exiting our client’s home, he fell down the stairs, fractured his hip, and injured his back.

Damages Submitted: $40,000 in past medical care and $57,000 in loss of earning

Plantiff’s last demand: $1,000,000 demanded at trial

Defendant’s last offer: 998 Offer of $220,000

Verdict: $120,000 (after a finding of 40% negligence on plaintiff’s part)