Gallegos v. Tesoro Sierra Properties


    Mary Childs successfully defended Titan Contractors in the Los Angeles County Superior Court in a trip and fall case. Titan Contractors installed a handicap ramp at the Tesoro gas station. While the concrete was curing, before Titan could paint the newly installed curb, plaintiff stepped off the unmarked curb fracturing his ankle. Plaintiff's medical specials were in $179,000 with future medical specials black boarded at trial in exceeded $240,000. The jury returned a defense verdict in favor of Titan Contractors finding that Titan Contractors was not negligent. The jury entered a verdict against Tesoro in the amount of $209,643.81 reduced by 50% for plaintiff's comparative negligence for a net verdict against Tesoro in the amount of $104,821.91.


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