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Date: 01-20-2016

Case Style: Michael James Alridge v. Chris Nikels Autohaus

Case Number: CJ-2014-530

Judge: Rebecca B. Nightingale

Court: District Court, Tulsa County, Oklahoma

Plaintiff's Attorney: Scott Hjelm

Defendant's Attorney: Joe Farris, John Woodard and Mike Cooper

Description: Tulsa, OK - Michael James Alridge sued Chris Nikels Autohaus on a premises liability claiming:

Defendant, Chris Nikel' s Autohaus, Inc., states and alleges as follows:
1. That Plaintiff is a resident of Broken Arrow, Wagoner County, Oklahoma. That Defendant, Chris Nikel's Autohaus, Inc., is a company licensed to do business in Broken Arrow, Tulsa County, Oklahoma.
2. That this Court has jurisdiction in the above entitled cause of action.
3. That on or about February 1, 2013, in Tulsa County, the Plaintiff was a business invitee at Chris Nikel's Autohaus located at 2920 North Aspen Avenue in Broken Arrow. That while on the premises, Plaintiff suddenly fell from a ladder to the ground when one of Defendant's employees knocked the ladder out from under the Plaintiff. As a direct result of the negligent acts of Defendant's employee/agent, Plaintiff suffered permanent and debilitating injuries. Plaintiff has incurred medical expenses for the treatment of his injuries and will require medical expenses lithe ::
4. Plaintiff s accident and injuries were directly caused by the negligence of the
Defendant in one or more of the following ways: (1) Defendant's failure to use ordinary care in
keeping a careful lookout f•or Plaintiff, and causing his fall from a lad•der, (2) Defendant's failure to
keep Plaintiff's work area safe for the use ofits invitees, (3) and the doctrine of respondeat superior.

As a direct result of Defendant's negligence, the Plaintiff was injured, incurred medical bills in treating his injuries, and lost wages due to his inability to work. Plaintiff's ability to earn a living in the future has been impaired as well.

WHEREFORE, premises considered, Plaintiff prays for judgment against the Defendant for a sum exceeding Seventy-Five Thousand Dollars ($75,000.00), plus the cost of this action and any relief to which he may be deemed entitled.

Outcome: Settled for an undisclosed sum and dismissed with prejudice.

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