An 80 year old receptionist tripped and fell while entering an elevator in a downtown San Francisco office building. The plaintiff sustained major injuries to her spinal cord requiring cervical fusion surgery, extended hospitalization, and lifelong attendant care. She sued our client, the elevator maintenance contractor, and the owner and manager of the building.
Mark Oium worked with the building owner and manager to form a cooperative defense. At mediation, he convinced the co-defendants to pay the entire settlement with the plaintiff and to also reimburse Kone for its defense costs.