B.S. warned the manager of his apartment complex in Pensacola that a hole existed in the grass near the parking lot. Three months went by and grass covered the un-repaired hole. As B.S. walked by, he stepped in the hole falling backwards onto a concrete parking stop, injuring the nerves running from his tailbone to his bladder. B.S. suffered a neurogenic bladder and was unable to urinate without using a catheter several times a day. The defendant claimed the only damage suffered was a small back injury. The Soloway Law Firm was able to recover a jury verdict for B.S. of $9.813 million, one of the largest such verdicts in the history of Florida.
B.S. v. Crown Partners, Inc.
Multi-million-dollar judgement for trip and fall
Amount: $9.813 million