$130,000 Settlement for Women that Tripped on Sidewalk and Fractured Wrist
The personal injury attorneys at Sullivan & Brill, LLP obtained a $130,000 settlement for a 70 year old women who tripped on hole in the sidewalk in front of a laundry mat in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn. The client fractured her wrist, but did not require surgery. The insurance company for the building owners that were responsible for the sidewalk claimed that the hole on which the client tripped was minor and that she should have been paying closer attention to where she was walking. After beginning the trial, the insurance companies were persuaded that the jury was likely to find the landowners liable for failing to properly maintain the sidewalk and that they should settled the case.