$225,000 Award for Slip and FallApril 1, 2017
Christopher L. Musmanno, Esq., Chair of the Personal Injury Department and Certified Civil Trial Attorney with the law firm of Einhorn, Harris, Ascher, Barbarito & Frost, PC in Denville, NJ, announces a $225,000.00 settlement for a slip and fall.
In December 2013 Plaintiff slipped and fell due to black ice on a commercial sidewalk owned by Defendant. Plaintiff was taken was taken via ambulance to the hospital where he immediately underwent a series of diagnostic testing which revealed a left distal humerus fracture obliquely coursing through the distal metaphysic and diaphysis and extending inferiorly through the capitellum and a radial head fracture displaced by a capitellar fracture. Subsequent to this diagnostic testing, Plaintiff orthopedic doctor indicated Mr. Williams for surgical intervention. Plaintiff underwent the recommended operation to his left arm, specifically open reduction and internal fixation of the left distal humerus and left radial head along with ulnar subcutaneous transposition utilizing a Striker 10-hole posterolateral plate with corresponding screws to the humerus, as well as the implantation of an additional 2.3 mm lag screw fixating the radial head. Following the surgery, Plaintiff underwent a course of post-surgical physical therapy. As a result of this accident, Plaintiff sustained severe bruising and significant scarring, and is left with plate and screws inside his arm.
The case settled prior to a trial being scheduled for the amount of $225,000.00.