"If you see something, say something."
That's the slogan endorsed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in the wake of international terrorist violence.
But it's not just people who have been exposed to bloody public atrocities who can relate to the "see something, say something" philosophy. It's also people like the families of LaTonya Brown and Tanya Wilson, two women who were killed in the workplace after a fired worker at the Kraft Foods plant in Northeast Philadelphia unloaded her .357 Magnum at work.
The premises liability lawyers at Kline & Specter, PC, helped provide some peace for the loved ones left behind after this 2010 crime by winning verdicts totaling $46.5 million — $8.02 million compensatory damages and $38.5 million punitive damages — on their behalf in a case against U.S. Security Associates.
Our team's argument hinged on the fact that the Kraft shooter, Yvonne Hiller, was a disgruntled and mentally-unstable former employee who had been rightly dismissed from the factory. Sadly, Hiller was allowed back into the plant by what a jury determined was negligent security personnel.
Our lawyers were proud to be able to come to the aid of the Brown and Wilson families.
But this verdict was even more gratifying because the case helped illuminate the widespread need to better prepare and train private security officers to handle active shooters.
If you or someone you love was seriously injured at work or seriously injured in a place where people should have been safe, please call (800) 243-1100 to speak with one of the personal injury and premises liability attorneys at Kline & Specter in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.