Fri 18th Feb | 2022
Collapsed Defective Ladder Claim Results In Confidential Settlement
Firm Client was standing on a brand new six foot ladder to trim a tree in his driveway when suddenly the ladder collapsed from under him causing a devastating ankle injury.
Our Client was using the ladder properly on a level surface and was well-within the specified weight range for the ladder.
Attorney Shana Nogues consulted with experts and found that the ladder collapsed below the bottom rung when the ladder was at less than three-quarters of its rated weight capacity as a result of insufficient diagonal support members and a design defect due to use of rivet holes below the first rung compromising the structural integrity of the ladder.
Attorney Shana Nogues was able to reach a confidential settlement with the manufacturer of the ladder for the severe and painful injuries suffered by our client.