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Child Window Fall Brain Injury Case Results in Nearly $5 Million Settlement

Attorney Timothy McMahon secured a near five-million-dollar settlement for an 18-month-old child who fell out of a Redwood City apartment window and suffered a brain injury. The case took nearly eight years to resolve before the defendants paid a total of $4,965,498.

The then young child fell from an unprotected, upper-level low-sill, bottom-opening window at The Beech Street Apartments in Redwood City. The plaintiffs alleged that the property owners and the manager were negligent for failing to maintain a safe apartment building and that the window installers knowingly installed dangerous windows.

The windows were authorized by the property owners and installed with only a window screen separating the room's interior from the outside, creating a dangerous condition.

The window installers were the first to settle, tendering the remainder of their $1 million insurance policy, which amounted to $965,498.51. Following mediation a few months later, the remaining defendants agreed to a total $4 million settlement bringing the total settlement amount for the child to $4,965,498.51.

Attorney Timothy McMahon has resolved several window fall cases, including:

  • $9,745,000 for the family of a young child who fell from an unsafe and unsecured Foster City apartment complex window.
  • $5,700,000 for a female college student who fell from a third-story apartment complex window.

The Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association, which named Mr. McMahon the 2013 Trial Lawyer of the Year, cited the $5.7 million case as an example of the outstanding work on behalf of his injured clients.

If you or a loved one have experienced someone falling out of an unsafe window in a commercial building, please call attorney Timothy McMahon at 408-289-1417. Mr. McMahon handles all cases on a contingency basis, which means there are no fees or upfront costs until your case is settled and compensation is collected.

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I absolutely cannot speak highly enough of CMA Law, particularly of Mr. McMahon, with whom I have had the most experience. My entire family and I trusted CMA with our case following a significant and life-altering vehicle accident, and to say they delivered is putting it lightly. They were reachable & personable at every stage of this arduous, complex, and scary process, made things easier at every stage, inspired us with confidence, and delivered results. If you're looking for a law firm to place the trust of you in your family in, look absolutely no further than CMA - this is your firm. Declan O.
I suffered a severe spinal injury while working as a farm mechanic in the Salinas Valley. The attorneys -Tim McMahon and Mark Sigala were fantastic from the beginning. They fought for me over 3 long years and in the end, we won a difficult liability case against the farm company who was using dangerous equipment. The defendants in the case tried everything to put the blame on me and even claimed I was their employee in order to avoid civil responsibility. Tim and Mark never gave up on me and my case. I cannot recommend them highly enough. They are fighters. Adrian A.
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