$135,000 Settlement for Slip and FallJuly 1, 2016
Christopher L. Musmanno, Esq., Chair of the Personal Injury Department and Certified Civil Trial Attorney with the law firm of Einhorn, Barbarito, Frost & Botwinick, PC in Denville, NJ, announces a $135,000.00 settlement for a slip and fall.
Plaintiff is a 57 year old woman. In February, 2015, Plaintiff was leaving work and walking toward her parked car when she slipped and fell on black ice which had been untreated. Her injury was a comminuted fracture of the left distal radius extending into the left radiocarpal joint with dorsal angulation of the major distal fracture fragment as well as a fracture of the left ulna styloid. The injury required open reduction and internal fixation surgery of the left distal radius with a locking plate and angle screws in order to remediate the fracture. Plaintiff underwent a short course of post-operative physical therapy and lost approximately six (6) weeks of work (during which time she collected temporary disability benefits). There was a small lost wage claim. Through investigative efforts, the firm was able to recover a video of the incident. After numerous depositions of various witnesses, it was determined that the defendant had a responsibility to salt the area where the plaintiff fell, and had not done so, based upon the video. The case settled prior to trial for $135,000.