In the evening hours, our client purchased a piece of furniture which had to be picked up at a loading dock. As he presented his receipt, he fell on a broken portion of the pavement. We alleged that there were improper lighting and signage. Through investigation, we were able to locate a witness who was present at the time of the accident and verified the lack of lighting.
Our client was ultimately diagnosed with a fracture of his right ankle and meniscus tear of his right knee. His right ankle was placed in a cast and his knee eventually required surgery. In addition, our client was diagnosed with a torn rotator cuff which did not require any surgery. The defendant contested not only the manner in which this accident occurred but the extent of the injuries. The case ultimately settled for $475,000.