Pasadena , CA (PressExposure) October 26, 2009 -- The personal injury attorneys at Ball & Roberts announced a victory for the family of a maintenance worker who fell to his death as a result of dangerous public property. A municipality settled the case short of trial, agreeing to pay damages to the victim's widow and two children..
A public entity has immunity for public works projects but can lose that immunity if it can be shown that the public entity was on notice that the public works projects--such as highways--were unsafe. To prove the public entity was on notice the person suing usually must prove an accident history involving the unsafe condition. The widow approached personal injury attorneys Ball & Roberts after a series of other firms turned her down due to their perceived unlikelihood of prevailing against a municipality. Ball & Roberts agreed to represent the widow, discovered previous similar accidents at the site, and proved the public entity could have corrected the defect.
"We took on this case because the family was cheated out of a husband and father due to governmental apathy," said attorney John A. Roberts, who worked on the case. "No one should have to face that."
Ball & Roberts is a civil trial law firm made up of personal injury attorneys who represent consumers and businesses throughout California and Utah, Nevada, Arizona, the United States Federal Courts and the United States Claims Court. Ball & Roberts' extensive trial experience, combined with a focus on legitimate, realistic claims, and a deep understanding of the complexities associated with each case, gives them an uncommon ability to deliver the best possible outcome for each and every client.
After years of battle Ball & Roberts succeeded in obtaining a significant settlement for the family, which provided college funds for the children and supplemental income for the widow. Said Roberts, "We're thrilled about the settlement, they are a family who truly deserves a second chance. "
Ball & Roberts is a civil trial law firm that helps California plaintiffs successfully resolve non-criminal cases in which they've been seriously physically or financially harmed. The experienced and respected California trial lawyers at the Pasadena law firm of Ball & Roberts represent clients throughout Southern California in communities such as Los Angeles, Glendale, Burbank, Van Nuys, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Long Beach, Brentwood, Hollywood, Malibu, Santa Ana, Hollister, L.A. County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Orange County, Ventura County and San Diego County, as well as SoCal regions such as the San Gabriel Valley, San Fernando Valley and the Inland Empire.