$250,000 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 $250,000.00 settlement for a slip and fall.
Plaintiff is a 68 year old woman. In January 2015, Plaintiff was leaving her gym when she slipped and fell on black ice on the commercial sidewalk that runs the length of the strip mall where her gym is located. As a result of the accident, Plaintiff sustained a displaced trimalleolar fracture of the left ankle and was recommended for surgery consisting of a left ankle open reduction and internal fixation of the left medial and lateral malleoli where the fibula fracture was reduced by an 8-hole, 1/3 tubular plate secured onto the fibular shaft by four (4) bicortical screws and two (2) locking screws along with reduction of the tibia fracture by pinning via two (2) 1.25 mm K-wires which were over-drilled distally with 44 mm partially threaded 4.0 mm cancellous screws inserted over each wire. The medical expert states that the articular surface was disrupted as were the components of the tibiotalar joint and it is reasonable likely that Plaintiff will develop degenerative changes in the ankle over time.
The case was settled after mediation for $250,000.