Charleston accident lawyers found this interesting civil case: after discovering three men trespassing in an apartment building owned by his company, a landlord now faces a civil suit worth $3.5 million in damages. In the course of removing the trespassers one man was fatally wounded, allegedly, being thrown down a flight of stairs, while the others incurred serious injuries. The New Winfield, CT landlord also faces a single count of first-degree manslaughter and three counts of of third-degree assault, as result of a police investigation into the events leading to the trespassers death.
The 51-year-old landlord is accused of attacking the trespassers and shoving them down two flights of stairs in a Danbury apartment building. According to police the trespassers had spent night in the apartment building drinking and the Connecticut state medical examiner reported that the man who died was extremely intoxicated and most likely unable to stand on his own. The actual cause of death was from internal bleeding caused by the fall.
The plaintiff’s suit claims that the landlord is responsible for the trespasser’s death because he aggressively removed himself without contacting authorities, which would be the proper legal procedure. The deceased trespasser’s experienced legal team is seeking compensation for the Ecuadorian man’s widow who has suffered from loss of companionship, as well as to cover medical bills and costs incurred when shipping the man’s body back to Ecuador.