Our client was attending an entertainment event in downtown Los Angeles located in an old historic building.  She was at a doorway and there was a single step.  She tripped and fell on this step fracturing her right hip.  She ultimately needed a total hip replacement.

This case was handled expertly by our attorney's.  After investigating the location, we hired a Building Safety Expert for his opinion of the case.  He determined that the step was a building code violation.

The defense countered that since the building was a historic structure, the the building code did not apply.

After we researched the building permits and plans showed that the step was NOT a part of the original historic structure.  So, the step at issue was in fact built in violation of the building code.

The defense settled the case for $240,000.