$1.7 Million Judgment Entered in Ladder Injury Case

Grayco Communications was installing cable at the home of Steven Thomas when a ladder became stuck. Thomas, a retired firefighter, climbed up the ladder to dislodge it. He fell, suffering a compound leg fracture.

As a result of the severe leg fracture, he developed a bone infection that later required a below-the-knee amputation.

In the lawsuit he filed, he alleged that Grayco Communications and its employee chose not to place the ladder in a safe position, properly brace the ladder and otherwise make it safe for Thomas to climb it.

The lawsuit alleged vicarious liability and improper training and supervision by Grayco’s employee. Thomas also alleged negligent bailment. The lawsuit did not claim any lost income.

The court entered the judgment in the amount of $1,700,000 plus interest.

The attorney representing Thomas was Randall O. Sorrels.

Thomas v. Grayco Communications, L.P., No. 2012-46850 (Tex. Dist. Ct. Harris County, Sept. 19, 2014).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling catastrophic injury cases, construction site injury cases and truck accident cases for individuals and families who have been injured or killed by the negligence of another for more than 38 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Worth, Arlington Heights, Evanston, Elmhurst, Elk Grove Village, Clarendon Hills, Bolingbrook, Joliet, Elgin, St. Charles and Hinsdale, Ill.

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