Leonardo Davila, 65, was working for a security company that was hired by Premium Assets Inc. Premium was hired to provide security to an office building. While Davila was working near the building loading dock one evening, an unknown assailant attacked him.
Davila suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of the assault and is now blind. He was earning $30,000 annually. His medical expenses were approximately $450,000. Davila brought a lawsuit against Premium Assets, claiming that it chose not to secure the loading dock with a fence despite knowledge of vagrancy and drug activity in that area. The jury was persuaded that the management/ownership of the building, Premium, had knowledge that working near this building was a risk because of the prior criminal activities in the area.
The jury’s verdict of $25 million included $3.25 million in punitive damages. Davila was represented by Robert C. Hilliard and Thomas J. Henry.
Davila v. Premium Assets, Inc., No. 10-60874-1 (Tex., Nueces Co. No. 1 May 30, 2013).
Kreisman Law Offices has been successfully handling work injury cases and security cases for individuals and families who have been harmed, injured or died as a result of the carelessness or negligence of another for more than 38 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Melrose Park, Maywood, Markham, Lyons, Countryside, Chicago Heights, Evanston, Olympia Fields, Riverdale, Rolling Meadows, Sauk Village, Westchester, Steger, Crete and Palos Hills, Ill.
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