A New York jury returned a $1 million verdict in a slip and
The lawsuit was filed by an 89 year-old woman who suffered
debilitating injuries from a slip and fall accident in her apartment. According
to court documents, workers were replacing windows in the woman’s apartment,
furniture was moved and plastic drop cloths were placed down. The woman slipped
on a drop cloth because it was rolled up on the bottom.
Her fall resulted in a serious injury which required hip
replacement surgery and extensive physical therapy. The woman was healthy and
active at the time of the accident and, although she is improving, her mobility
will never be the same.
The lawsuit sought damages of $900,000. After deliberating
for less than an hour, the jury awarded the plaintiff $1,050,000. The verdict
included $450,000 for past pain and suffering, and $600,000 for future pain and
If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, please
contact the Wausau premises liability lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier,
S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874.