FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 23, 2019
Contact:Eric W. Boyer, Esq.
305.670.1101 Ext. 1023
QPWB ATTORNEYS DEFEND LARGE RETAILER IN TRIP AND FALL CASE
Premises Liability Defense
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. ― Dennis P. Dore a partner, and Luis R. Guzman a lawyer, from the Jacksonville office of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A., obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a large retailer after a plaintiff alleged he tripped and fell on an exterior sidewalk of the retailer’s local store.
Prior to the trip and fall, the plaintiff testified he was walking beside another patron who moved over on the sidewalk to avoid overgrown plants, causing the plaintiff to step on the sidewalk’s edge and fall. The contentions supported by an expert architect stated the sidewalk was improperly elevated causing a dangerous edge and that the overgrown plants were improperly maintained. The claimed damages included a displaced fracture of the upper extremities and aggravation of pre-existing complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
The jury returned a complete defense verdict in 35 minutes of deliberations.
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Dennis P. Dore is a partner in the Jacksonville office and is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law since 1988 by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Education and Specialization.
Luis R. Guzman is a lawyer in the Jacksonville office focusing his practice in the areas of civil and criminal litigation. He handles administrative and transactional matters, and federal civil rights cases. He is a State of Florida Certified Circuit Court Mediator, Qualified Arbitrator, and Certified Appellate Court Mediator.
Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A., is the largest minority and women owned law firm in the nation with more than 400 lawyers serving clients from 23 offices in the United States and abroad across a spectrum of industries in over 40 areas of practice. Our lawyers provide representation in litigation, business, real estate and governmental law.