Ross & Hill
Have You Been Seriously Injured? Schedule A Free Case Evaluation Today
Call: 800-471-5038

Settled slip-and-fall lawsuit helps victim move on

The following story didn't happen here in New York, but it does raise an important matter in regards to premises liability lawsuits. In 2013, a man fell on the sidewalk and suffered "severe, painful and permanent" injuries, according to a lawsuit he would later file. He fell on the sidewalk in front of a business, and the man sued the city and the business. He won $147,000 from the management company of the business and another $10,000 in a settlement with the city, with the city council recently approving the payment.

Slip and fall incidents can cause serious injuries to people, and they may suffer for the rest of their life as a result. If the incident in question occurred due to negligence on the part of any party, then the victim needs to consider their legal options. The compensation from a slip and fall lawsuit can help cover many of the medical and life costs associated with your fall.

However, this gets to the important lesson of this story: damages in these cases are often capped when they involve cities, states and municipalities. Even if you win a significant amount of money in a lawsuit, there is no guarantee that the reward will equal what was read aloud in the court room.

This is another reason why you will see many of these cases get settled out of court. It limits potential issues for both sides. If you are involved in such a case, you should consult with an attorney as soon as possible.

Source: Paterson Times, "Paterson settles slip-and-fall lawsuit for $10,000," Jayed Rahman, March 28, 2017

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Contact The Firm

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Office Location:

16 Court Street 35th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11241

Toll Free: 800-471-5038
Phone: 718-855-2324
Fax: 718-855-4617
Brooklyn Law Office Map

Toll Free
800-471-5038
Phone
718-855-2324
Fax
718-855-4617