$250,000 Negligence Settlement; $14,000 Workers’ Compensation AwardJanuary 1, 2017
Thomas F. Dorn, Jr., Esq., Partner, Certified Civil Trial Attorney and Certified Workers’ Compensation Law Attorney with the Law Firm of Einhorn, Harris, Ascher, Barbarito & Frost, P.C. in Denville, NJ announces a $250,000 settlement for a slip and fall accident. In January 2012, in the course of his employment, Plaintiff was in his company parking lot which was covered in black ice when he slipped and fell.
Plaintiff received emergency room treatment at St. Clare’s Hospital in Denville, NJ where he was diagnosed with a severely fractured right wrist. Plaintiff had extensive surgery on his right wrist in which the doctor inserted hardware in Plaintiff’s wrist. Plaintiff underwent significant physical therapy after his accident.
Paintiff presented evidence that the defendant company who was responsible for salting and maintaining the parking lot where Plaintiff fell, did not respond to phone calls concerning the inclement weather and did not arrive at the parking lot to salt or sand before Plaintiff’s accident.
This case settled for $250,000 before the trial date.
Thomas F. Dorn, Jr. also settled the workers’ compensation aspect of this case for 40% of the right hand or approximately $14,000.00.