$875,000 Jury Verdict for Roofer Injured Who Fell Through Hole in Warehouse Roof Under Inspection

Beau Gordon, a professional roofer, fell 35 feet through a “camouflaged hole” in a warehouse roof that he was inspecting. Gordon suffered a head injury and, as a result, brought suit against the building’s owner, ARC Manufacturing Inc., and Joseph Meyers.

On appeal, the primary issue was whether the trial court correctly refused to instruct the jury on primary assumption of risk where, as in this case, the defendants did not hire or engage Gordon.

The Court of Appeals concluded that primary assumption of risk did not apply, rejected the defendants’ other contentions and affirmed the judgment in favor of Gordon.

Gordon v. ARC Manufacturing Inc., D 075373 (California Court of Appeals, 4th Appellate District, Dec. 19, 2019).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling work injury lawsuits, wrongful death cases, traumatic brain injury cases and construction injury lawsuits for individuals, families and loved ones who have been injured, harmed or killed by the carelessness or negligence of another for more than 40 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Rosemont, Orland Park, Robbins, Blue Island, Riverdale, Dixmoor, Homewood, East Hazel Crest, Tinley Park, Orland Hills, Willowbrook, Countryside, Western Springs, River Forest, Oak Lawn, Glendale Heights, Bloomingdale, Wood Dale, Elk Grove Village, Schaumburg, Roselle, Chicago (Irving Park, Ravenswood Manor, Uptown, Westridge, Andersonville, Lincoln Square, Bowmanville, Budlong Woods, Arcadia Terrace, Sheridan Park, Ravenswood Manor, Irving Park East, Lakeview East, Bricktown, West Lakeview, Wrightwood Neighbors, Lincoln Park, Wicker Park, Palmer Square, Ukrainian Village, West Loop, Marshall Square, Lower West Side, Little Village, McKinley Park, Whiskey Row, Canaryville, Bridgeport, Wentworth Gardens, Armour Square), Waukegan, Romeoville, Richton Park, Cicero, Brookfield, Hillside, Westchester, Oak Brook, Clarendon Hills, LaGrange, Highlands and Justice, Ill.

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