If you slip and fall because a property owner was negligent in the way they maintained their property, you may be entitled to recover money damages for your pain and suffering, medical expenses and other elements of damage. There are many ways a property owner can be negligent, from failing to remove debris or failing to maintain adequate safety levels such as ensuring that stairs and hallways are properly lit and the flooring or stairs are adequate. If you suffer an injury from falling, contact one of our slip and fall attorneys here at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm to help guide you through the complicated litigation process so you can begin to recover.
A judge has lowered an original verdict of $12.6 million to $9.7 million for a Bronx, New York woman who says she slipped on a broken step while walking down a staircase in her friend’s apartment building. This slip and fall allegedly caused her to suffer a major ankle fracture. The original award included $4.5 million for past pain and suffering, $4.5 million for future pain and suffering, and more than $2.5 million for future medical costs and expenses. Aminata Kromah’s injury, which occurred in May 2013, caused complete displacement of the bone from her ankle joint and caused collateral injuries, reflex sympathetic dystrophy and traumatic arthritis.
Supreme Court Justice James Hubert, sitting in the Bronx, said in a decision filed on Tuesday that the award for past pain and suffering was excessive when compared with the future pain and suffering award. The award for past suffering breaks down to more than $1.1 million per year for the four years spanning the time of her accident to the jury’s verdict, the judge said, compared with $100,000 per year for the next 45 years.
Have you or a loved one been injured because of a slip and fall accident due to the negligence of someone else? If so, you may be entitled to substantial compensation, so please contact one of our expert slip and fall lawyers here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates. Please call 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your needs are our top priority!