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$150,000 Settlement for Slip and Fall

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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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