Firm News

Thompson Coe Attorneys Receive Total Defense Verdict

August 10, 2009

Thompson Coe attorneys Lori Erwin and Jessica Mangrum represented a local restaurant in a personal injury / premises liability / slip and fall case in which the plaintiff slipped in salsa that had been spilled on the floor. The plaintiff claimed injury to his knee and back and had past medical expenses of $9,000. Plaintiff's counsel asked the jury for $186,000, which included past and future medicals, pain and anguish, and impairment.

Our team defended the restaurant against claims that they negligently failed to warn of the spill and failed to exercise reasonable care to clean up the spill. After a four-day trial, the jury found no negligence on either party.

Lori and Jessica are based out of the Austin office. Isabel Engle, a paralegal in the Austin office, was also a significant part of the trial team.