McGowan & Associates represented a local minor who was injured while attending a birthday party at a local entertainment venue. A high-top table was knocked over and fell onto our client’s hand, crushing his fingers. The table manufacturer, wholesaler and the entertainment venue all maintained that the table was safe and the minor Plaintiff’s injuries were caused by his own inattention.
We engaged an engineer to evaluate whether the table met the applicable BIFMA standard for pub-height tables and were able to demonstrate that the table failed at one quarter the required resistance. We monitored our client’s progress over several years until he had reached a medical end result and were able to resolve his claims prior to filing a lawsuit through a substantial settlement with the insurers for the table manufacturer, the table distributer, and the entertainment venue.