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$300,000 Dollars Premises Liability

Theresa and Matt Kelley left to visit their daughter in southern California in October, 2016. They stopped at a gas station early in that morning get gas and coffee. As Theresa walked back to her car from the gas station food mart, she slipped on diesel fuel which had spilled on the surface of the concrete. As a result of her fall, she sustained a severe fracture of her right ankle.

The gas station’s insurance carrier contended that the diesel spill was a trivial problem, or just not sufficiently open and obvious for the owner to notice and do anything about. Weeks before trial was scheduled to start, the insurance company paid Mr. Farley’s demand for $300,000 dollars.