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$150,000 Settlement for Slip and Fall

June 1, 2016

Denville, NJ

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 $350,000.00 settlement for a slip and fall on a wooden deck.

Plaintiff is a 36 year old female. In June 2015, at approximately 9:30pm, Plaintiff was walking in the dark on the wooden deck which was attached to the back of her rental home when she slipped and fell in a puddle of water that accumulated on the decking surface due to the negligent repairs of the defendant. She suffered a right bimalleolar fracture and dislocation of her ankle requiring open reduction and internal fixation including a plate with three locking screws. There was some detrimental deposition testimony in the case that claimed that the accident did not happen in a way that the plaintiff had claimed however, despite this adverse deposition testimony, the case was settled prior to trial in the amount of $150,000.00.

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