$245,000 Settlement for Slip and FallAugust 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 $245,000.00 settlement for a slip and fall.
Plaintiff is a 68 year old man. In January 2015, Plaintiff was leaving a movie theater and stepped off the sidewalk curb and into the access road between the theater and the parking lot, where he slipped and fell on black ice. It was learned that the theater knew of the ice in the parking lot and an employee had been assigned to salt the steps and sidewalk three hours prior to Plaintiff’s accident.
As a result of the fall, Plaintiff underwent open reduction and internal fixation for an acute right ankle bi-malleolar dispaced fracture, requiring the insertion of two (20) plates fixed by approximately eleven (11) screws via two (2) separate incisions over the fibula, just lateral to the right ankle and the distal right medial malleolus.
After an arbitration hearing but prior to trial, the case was resolved for $245,000.