A couple living in Brooklyn endured leaking water into their kitchen and made multiple complaints to their landlord. Despite these complaints, the landlord failed to fix the problem. Ultimately, the leaks undermined the kitchen cabinets and one evening, the kitchen cabinets collapsed and fell on top of the woman, shattering her ankle. Her father is a Manhattan attorney and asked us to represent her daughter. After investigating the case, we were able to settle the matter for $425,000.
New York Personal Injury Lawyer Announces Settlement with the City of New York for Trip and Fall in Manhattan
A Bronx woman visiting her mother in Manhattan tripped and fell on a hole in the hallway floor and injured her ankle. The building was owned and managed by New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development. The woman hired our firm to represent in her in a negligence case against the City of New York. After investigating the trip and fall incident and developing the case, we presented a Settlement Proposal to the City. The City recognized the strength of our liability case and the value of the injuries and agreed to settle before we had to file suit. Our client grinned ear to ear when she learned the news, thrilled with both the speed of the settlement and the amount of money she will receive.
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Last November, a woman and her husband entered their local Wal-Mart to do some grocery shopping. While walking in the produce section, she slipped and fell on a spilled liquid, injuring her ankle, knee and shoulder. After rejecting an offer for minimal compensation from the store, the woman asked me to represent her. After conducting an investigation into the matter and building the case, I negotiated a $15,000 settlement for the woman, considerably more than Wal-Mart had offered her directly.
I received a call from a woman yesterday who tripped and fell in Manhattan over the Fourth of July weekend and wants to know if she has a case.
Here is a brief recap of the facts of the case:
The woman and some friends had ventured to the west side of Manhattan so they could watch the fireworks. They stopped at the McDonald’s on 34th Street to buy some sodas and to use the bathroom. When they came out, the woman got caught up in the crowd and tripped over something. She fell hard and suffered significant injuries, including a broken tooth, two cracked teeth and a fractured wrist as well as significant bruising and abrasions.
In January 2011, a Brooklyn man out for a walk on the Brooklyn Promenade slipped and fell on an uncleared patch of ice. The incident tore the ligaments in his left elbow and required surgery and months of intensive physical therapy to repair the damage. The man asked me to represent him. I worked with the man to investigate the incident and to evaluate the medical condition. I made a settlement offer to the City of New York and we negotiated a settlement of $120,000 to compensate the man for his injuries.
On a Thursday morning in November 2010, a woman entered a supermarket in Yonkers to do some shopping. While walking near the bakery department, she slipped and fell on some wax paper on the floor. The incident injured her ankle, knee and lower back. The woman asked me to represent her. After conducting an investigation into the matter and building the case, she received a settlement for the full value of the case.
On Friday morning, January 28, 2011, a student attended class at her New York City-based university. She parked her car in the designated parking lot, yet the footing proved treacherous given the uneven job a contractor had done in clearing the parking lot of ice and snow. The young woman slipped on a patch of ice and fractured her right ankle. The woman asked me to represent her. After conducting an investigation into the matter and building the case, she received a settlement for the full value of the case.
I was injured in my hotel room during a trip to Barbados. My finger was crushed in the heavy door of my room when a burst of the ocean breeze suddenly slammed the door shut. I was taken to an emergency clinic in Barbados and the hotel covered all of the expenses. I was stitched up there and my finger was put in a splint, but I needed follow up. When I returned to the US the next day, I went to the hospital and it was determined that I needed surgery to fully repair my finger. My finger is now on the mend, but I received a statement from my insurance company indicating that they are only covering 80%. I have contacted the hotel to see if they will cover the remaining 20% of the bill. They haven’t gotten back to me yet. Is there anything I can do to get them to pay the additional medical expenses that I incurred?