In 2005, an art student had a showing at an art gallery during a school sponsored event. The college kid finished his show, and the day after it closed, went to pack up his art work. An open elevator shaft at the gallery changed his life forever. The young man fell roughly 15 feet down the elevator shaft, leaving him with a brain injury and permanent disabilities.
The man is now 30-years-old and continues to struggle with his disabilities. He filed a NJ personal injury lawsuit against both the university and the owner of the art gallery. The university and the gallery owner blamed each other for the student’s injuries. The evidence was placed before a jury in the South recently in a premises liability lawsuit. Sources indicate it took the jury roughly two hours before rendering their verdict in favor of the student.