$2,700,000 Settlement For 54-year-old Female Pedestrian Who Fell and Injured Her Spine and Knee

DATE 1/29/16

Attorneys from Block O'Toole & Murphy:
Stephen Murphy & Michael Hurwitz

COURT AND COUNTY

Supreme Queens

AGE AND OCCUPATION OF PLAINTIFF

Plaintiff was 50 years old on the date of the accident. Plaintiff was employed as a Case Manager for adolescents with substance abuse.

FACTS AND ALLEGATIONS

Plaintiff was injured when she was caused to trip and fall on a raised and cracked sidewalk flag in front of defendant's property. Plaintiff alleged the defendant property owner had the duty to routinely inspect the sidewalk and repair same if needed. Plaintiff further alleged that the raised and cracked sidewalk condition existed for at least 6 months prior to the accident and defendant failed to repair said defect.

INJURIES/DAMAGES

Plaintiff sustained cervical herniations requiring fusion surgery at the C4-C5 and C5-C6 segments and lumbar herniations requiring fusion surgery at the L3-L4 and L4-L5 segments. Plaintiff also sustained tears to the right knee requiring arthroscopic surgery.

Plaintiff made claims for past and future medical expenses as well as pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.

RESULT

The parties negotiated a $2,700,000 pretrial settlement.