SETTLEMENT : Plaintiff fell in hotel shower
During an overnight layover, a 43-year-old commercial pilot was taking a shower at a local hotel when the grab bar suddenly came loose from the wall. The bar fell down and struck the pilot violently on the head.
The pilot was rushed to the local emergency hostel where he underwent a number of x-rays, CT scans, and electroencephalograms. These and future tests were negative but the pilot reported injuries including memory losses, severe headaches, and an inability to safely fly and operate commercial airplanes in the future.
The pilot hired Lawrence R. Booth of the Law Offices of Booth & Koskoff to represent him in a premises liability lawsuit against the hospital.
In response to the suit, defense attorneys representing the hotel initially claimed that the accident was impossible as they had no previous incidents, reports, or similar problems associated with the shower grab bars. They likewise speculated that the plaintiff knew that the small airline with whom he worked was on the verge of bankruptcy and that the pilot either had fabricated the accident or exaggerated his symptoms as he knew he was facing extreme difficulty in getting future employment due to this impending bankruptcy, irrespective of the accident.
Our firm ultimately secured an out-of-court settlement on behalf of our client with the hotel agreeing to pay out $1,250,000 to cover the pilot’s medical injuries and loss of income.
“Mr. Booth did an incredible job resolving the case for us, and we are very thankful for the successful ending to our lawsuit. Thank you for your hard work Mr. Booth. You will always be our family lawyer and friend.”
– Sam Kirakosyan
“Because of Roger’s experience and professionalism, I was able to focus on the others things I needed to do for my brother to care for him during this time. He was a godsend, and I would highly recommend Roger and his staff.”
– Penny Vincelli
My family experienced a tremendous loss as a result of my father’s death. During the entire process of investigation and settlement of our case, we were treated with the utmost professionalism by the Booth & Koskoff attorneys and staff.
– Dale Magner
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– John Mahoney
“From the moment I contacted Booth & Koskoff from my hospital bed to the eventual settlement of my case, I experienced nothing but outstanding assistance and representation.”
– Claire Rexon
The lawyers and staff at Booth & Koskoff were efficient, thorough, helpful and always available, even on weekends. I am very pleased with my overall experience, and I would recommend Booth & Koskoff to anyone who needs an excellent attorney.
– Keith Schultz
When I met with Roger, he was honest, genuine, and straight-forward on how we would proceed. Roger took a leap of faith when taking this case. He trusted what I said to be true, and wasn’t afraid to proceed.
– Cynthia Mitchell