Death Due to Faulty Lakeview Porch Results in $2.7 Million Settlement

People in Tennessee as well as across the country want to feel safe and secure in their homes as well as the homes of their friends. However, sometimes accidents happen and they unfortunately can result in personal injuries or even death. Sometimes though when may find out that the personal injury or death occurred because of a defective product, device, construction or equipment. If you or someone you know has been the victim of a personal injury due to a defective product or device, then you should speak with a Tennessee personal injury and defective product lawyer right away. They will work with you and make sure that you get the compensation you deserve for the suffering you have experienced.

In this case, Michael Doyle, from Cincinnati, was a celebrating New Year’s Eve at a friend’s apartment in 2007 and he and five other people were on the third floor deck at the back of the building. When he got up from sitting on the stairs to walk to a table, he tripped and fell head first through the metal railings to the ground below, according to the lawsuit.

Michael Doyle’s family filed a lawsuit against Kenard Management, which managed the building, because they are claiming that the porch was “defective” based on a city inspection report that columns were rotted and had inadequate bolts. According to the lawsuit, Kenard was told about the large railing gap by its insurance and was also told that it should be closed with wire mesh. Doyle’s family’s attorneys stated that Kenard had received bids for the work but nothing had been done yet and that the work would prevented Doyle from falling to his death.

Tragic accidents that could have been prevented such as these happen across the United States including right here in Tennessee. If you or someone you care about has suffered a personal injury due to a defective product or device, we strongly encourage you to contact one of our caring and knowledgeable Tennessee personal injury and defective product attorneys immediately. We will hear your case and work with you to make sure you get the compensation and care that you are entitled to. Feel free to contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your case and your legal options.

Author Bio

Jim Higgins, founder of the Higgins Firm, is a seasoned personal injury attorney with deep roots in Nashville, Tennessee. A 4th generation Nashvillian, Jim carries on the legal legacy of his father, a judge for over 30 years. After graduating from the University of Memphis School of Law, Jim’s career began on the other side of the courtroom, defending insurance companies and learning their tactics for minimizing settlements. However, he soon realized his true calling was fighting for the rights of the injured, and for the past several years, he has exclusively represented plaintiffs in personal injury cases.

Since then, his dedication and skill have earned him membership in the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization limited to attorneys who have secured million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for their clients. Licensed to practice in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Georgia, Jim focuses on personal injury, product liability, medical malpractice, and workers’ compensation cases. His exceptional work has been recognized by his peers, earning him a spot on the Super Lawyers list from 2021 to 2024, a distinction awarded to only a select group of accomplished attorneys in each state.

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