02 April, 2024

Atlanta Hub Attorneys & Apartment Complex Take A Stand Against Premises Liability Claims in Summary Judgement


In: Verdicts


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Atlanta-Hub Associate, Chuba B. Abaelu and Managing Partner, Brent Wardrop's unwavering determination led to the successful outcome of securing a summary judgment, resulting in the dismissal of the plaintiff's claims by the court.

Key Players

  • Associate Chuba Abaelu played a pivotal role in this victory, taking depositions and crafting the Motion for Summary Judgment and Brief.

Overview of the Case

  • The case involved a claim against our client, wherein the plaintiff alleged injuries sustained from tripping over a raised hump in her kitchen.
  • Plaintiff sought damages for injuries to her shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, wrist, and finger.

Approach for Defense

  • In response to the claims against their client, a strategic approach was taken in the defense.
  • QPWB argued that the alleged defect was open and obvious, asserting that the plaintiff had equal or superior knowledge of it.
  • Furthermore, they highlighted the plaintiff's lack of admissible evidence in opposition to their motion.

Impact on the Final Decision

  • The Court ultimately ruled in favor of QPWB's arguments, emphasizing the lack of dispute regarding the competent and admissible evidence, and the plaintiff's failure to exercise ordinary care for her own safety.

Predicting the Future

  • This victory underscores QPWB's commitment to aggressive legal representation and pursuit of favorable outcomes for their clients.
  • By securing another summary judgment win in a premises liability action, the firm sets a precedent for future cases in similar legal proceedings, ensuring continued success and protection for their clients' interests.

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