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Jury Awards $4 Million to Man Who Was Injured After Falling Through a Sliding Glass Door

Elise Sanguinetti and Anna Mezhebovskaya obtained a $7.4 Million verdict with 45% comparative fault in San Francisco Superior Court in a case involving a man who was seriously injured when he fell through a sliding glass door in his apartment.

The man severed his ulnar nerve when he fell through the sliding glass door made of plate glass in his rented apartment on October 2, 2020. The case turned on whether the landlord was aware or should have been aware of the problem with the sliding glass door, that it lacked safety glass. After the injury, the man was diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome which is one of the worst pain diagnoses you can have.

“This is a wonderful man who has suffered unbearable pain because the owners of his rental unit failed to take basic steps to make this rental apartment safe,” said Elise Sanguinetti of Arias Sanguinetti. “Currently, more than 65% of people living in San Francisco rent an apartment there, and they rely on owners to abide by the law and provide a safe living environment. With some of the highest rents in the world, this should be a reasonable expectation.”

Read the source article at PR Newswire

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