PLAINTIFF ATTORNEY: Gillin, Jacobson, Ellis and Larsen, Orinda, by Luke Ellis and Andrew R. Gillin

CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT – FALL FROM PLATFORM

Plaintiff, a 21-year-old untrained construction helper, was injured while she was standing on a platform which was ten feet off the ground. Plaintiff stepped off the end of the platform where several feet of decking were missing. The plaintiff was paralyzed, diagnosed with C-6 quadriplegia.

Plaintiff contended that defendant companies maintained the decking in a defective and dangerous condition in that the deck was shortened and missing several feet of planking.

Defendants contended that plaintiff was not wearing fall protection equipment; that she was inattentive and comparatively at fault; and that she was an untrained helper who was specifically told not to be on the decking.

INJURIES: C-6 quadriplegia.

SPECIALS: Not reported.

RESULT: The case settled before trial for $6,975,000.00 cash.

Andy Gillin received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California at Berkeley and his law degree from the University of Chicago. He is the managing partner of GJEL Accident Attorneys and has written and lectured in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury law for numerous organizations. Andy is a highly recognized wrongful death lawyer in California.