$275,000 Settlement for a Fall in a Condominium Parking LotSeptember 1, 2016
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 $275,000.00 settlement for a slip and fall in a parking lot.
Plaintiff is a female in her early seventies. In May, 2014, at approximately 4:30pm, Plaintiff returned to her assigned parking area at her condominium complex. Her parking garage door did not possess an automatic opener so she exited her vehicle and walked to the garage to lift the door so she could park inside the garage. Upon returning to her vehicle, she slipped on excessive gravel and fell.
As a result of this accident, Plaintiff sustained displaced, foreshortened and angulated fracture of the proximal left feboral shaft. She underwent an open reduction and intramedullary rod fixation surgery of a left femoral shaft fracture, consisting of implantation of a Stryker trochanteric entry antegrade femoral nail, measuring approximately 10mmx380mm and secured by two (2) proximal and two (2) distal interlocking screws.
With the assistance of a mediator, the case was settled at a mediation hearing for the total amount of $275,000 prior to trial.