$4.5 Million dollar award to woman hit by door closer at Wells Fargo

9-22-17 A DuPage County jury awarded a $4.5 million dollar judgment to a woman who sustained injuries after being struck in the head by a door closer while entering a Wells Fargo retail office in Aurora IL in 2012. The attorney showed in trial that the metal door closer had detached, swung dow and struck her in the head. She was knocked down to her knees. According to the dockets, the door had not been inspected for years and had lack of maintenance. The jury found that Wells Fargo was responsible for maintenance of the door area, per their lease.

Michael Panish, the most retained door expert witness in the country, has been retained on many personal injury and wrongful death cases involving improperly maintained doors of all types, including door closers and door hardware that become detached from their intended surfaces, fall onto people and cause serious personal injury.