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Catherine B. v. TMAT Corporation: Mr. and Mrs. LaGarde represented a client who suffered severe injuries resulting in spine surgery after tripping over an old door mat with curled edges that was placed in the entrance of an office building. The LaGardes intended to prove at trial that the management of the building knew that the door mats were old and defective but delayed replacing them, thereby putting visitors to their building in danger. A favorable, confidential pre-trial settlement was reached.

Eileen C. v. Allison Holdings: Mr. and Mrs. LaGarde represented a client who suffered severe injuries, including a fractured hip, when she fell down a flight of stairs at a commercial office building. The LaGardes were prepared to prove at trial that the shallow depth of the stair steps was a violation of industry building standards and that the unavailability of a handrail made the steps unreasonably dangerous. A favorable, confidential pre-trial settlement was reached.

Mary O. v. Fairfax Management: Mr. and Mrs. LaGarde represented a client who suffered facial fractures, nerve damage and a loss of short-term memory after she tripped and fell over a light fixture that had been buried in a sidewalk at a shopping center. Mr. and Mrs. LaGarde were prepared to show at trial that the light fixture presented a tripping hazard and that it violated applicable industry standards and building codes. A favorable, confidential settlement was reached before trial.

Juan T. v. Kroger and Preferred Floor Maintenance: Mr. LaGarde represented a client who suffered a severe knee injury when he slipped and fell in a puddle of water left behind by a defective floor cleaning machine. Mr. LaGarde was prepared to prove at trial that the owner of the machine and the company operating it were both aware that the machine was broken and that it was leaving a trail of water. A favorable, confidential pre-trial settlement was reached.

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