Shareholder Bron D’Angelo Obtains Summary Judgment Victory in Traumatic Brain Injury Case

Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin shareholder Bron D’Angelo of their Los Angeles office obtained a summary judgment victory after Plaintiff brought product and premise liability claims against Defendants.

Plaintiff alleged he sustained a traumatic brain injury due to a defect in a high-speed rolling door that caused the door to come down onto Plaintiff’s head while the Plaintiff was entering the Defendant’s office.

Pettit Kohn was brought into the case after one of the Defendants, a Fortune 100 technology company, requested tender and defense from Pettit Kohn’s client, a leading property management firm.  Upon acceptance of the tender and defense, the cross-complaint by Defendant against Pettit Kohn’s client was dismissed.  Bron D’Angelo brought forth a motion for summary judgment based on lack of notice of a foreseeably dangerous condition.

The court’s initial ruling was a tentative denial of the summary judgment motion.  However, during oral arguments, Mr. D’Angelo skillfully and successfully refuted Plaintiff’s arguments and the court overturned the tentative ruling and granted summary judgment in favor of the Defendant.  The court agreed with Mr. D’Angelo’s argument that Plaintiff had alleged only a design defect for which the Defendant could not be responsible for as an end user.  The court further agreed with Mr. D’Angelo’s argument that the Defendant did not have notice of a foreseeably dangerous condition as no previous incidents had occurred with the door.  As such, the Defendant had no reason to believe the door would cause injury.

About Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin

Pettit Kohn Ingrassia Lutz & Dolin PC is a leading AV-rated, full-service trial firm with expertise in litigating and resolving civil matters in both state and federal courts.  The firm represents clients in the areas of Appellate, Business Litigation, Civil & Trial Litigation, Community Association Litigation, Employment & Labor, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Professional Liability, Real Estate Litigation, Restaurant & Hospitality, Retail, Transactional & Business Services, and Transportation.  Clients include large and mid-sized corporations, privately held businesses, institutions, and individuals. 

Bron E. D’Angelo is a shareholder in the firm’s Los Angeles office.  He has extensive litigation experience in the areas of tort, products liability, business litigation, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases.  Bron’s extensive jury trial experience led to his induction into the American Board of Trial Advocates, a premier national association of experienced trial attorneys and judges.  In addition, he has achieved an AV Preeminent rating, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards and has also been recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyers® Rising Star.