Chalos & Co, P.C. Obtains Complete Defense Verdict Following Four Day Jury Trial

Harris County, Texas – George M. Chalos and Briton P. Sparkman successfully defended a hotel owner and operator in a recent jury trial matter before the Hon. Larry Weiman of the 80thDistrict Court in Harris County, Texas.  In the case, the plaintiff (a 55 year-old woman) alleged that the defendant hotel failed to maintain a safe premises, which caused the her to slip and fall and sustain serious injuries including but not limited to permanent partial disabilities and disfigurement.  While the plaintiff was attempting to enter the shower, she allegedly slipped and fell, sustaining comminuted fractures to the distal third of the right tibia and fibula requiring four (4) surgeries.  The plaintiff alleged that the defendants were negligent in failing to provide the required safety elements in the bathroom as required by Texas law.  The injured plaintiff’s husband also claimed for loss of consortium.  Defendants denied all allegations of negligence.  Plaintiffs sought approximately $925,000 in damages.  Following a four day trial, the jury returned a complete take nothing verdict in favor of the defense in under twenty-five (25) minutes.

The case can be found at Vicky and Daniel Wright vs. D&B Patel LP, et al., Case No. 2013-44365; 2015 TX Jury Verdicts Review Lexis 112, Vol. 6, Issue 10.

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