Summary Judgment Obtained in Forklift Accident Case

Cruser Mitchell obtained summary judgment on behalf of a company whose alleged agent drove a forklift into the plaintiff. Plaintiff brought a premises liability claim alleging that he was thrown to the ground and sustained a significant knee injury when the alleged employee negligently operated the forklift. The court was persuaded by Cruser Mitchell’s argument that the plaintiff’s presence on the premises was of no benefit to the employer and that the person who operated the forklift was not doing so as an agent of the employer.