Our client expected justice – instead he got judicial error. We’re working to fix that. Back in 2001, the plaintiff, a 24-year-old man, suffered a partial hearing loss and a mild brain injury after he was beaten with a beer bottle in the parking lot of an International Drive apartment community in Orange Country. The unidentified assailant had followed him from his job at a nearby Publix and was able to enter the 360-unit complex through a malfunctioning electronic access gate.
Gerson and Schwartz PA, along with co-counsel obtained a $2.5 million jury award for our client, who suffered severe – and permanent – injuries when the deck of a house she was visiting collapsed from under her. The house – a foreclosed Atlanta property that had been listed for sale on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Website – had been examined, prior to the visit, by HUD inspectors, who overlooked or ignored dangerous signs of rotten wood.