The Case: Keating Wagner’s client was injured while touring an apartment when he fell into a crawlspace that had been dug out by one of the defendants. His injuries shattered his ankle and necessitated two orthopedic surgeries. At trial, Mike Keating and Melissa Hailey were able to show that due to the defendants’ had a duty to make the premises safe.
The Result: A Denver District Court jury found all defendants jointly and severally liable. It awarded the plaintiff $116,000 in economic damages, $250,000 in noneconomic damages, and $200,000 in permanent impairment.