Our client, a woman, suffered a slip and fall injury that resulted in a cracked fibula. She was walking down a staircase in a NYCHA building when she slipped on a cracked tile, which caused her to fall and sustain the injury. The tile had been damaged for quite some time, but NYCHA had not taken the necessary steps to repair it. As a result, our client suffered significant pain and incurred substantial medical expenses.
The client reached out to our law firm seeking legal assistance in holding NYCHA accountable for their negligence. Our experienced attorneys immediately began investigating the case and building a strong case to prove NYCHA’s liability. We gathered evidence to support our client’s claims, including witness statements, photos of the damaged tile, and medical reports detailing the extent of our client’s injuries.
At trial, we presented a compelling case that showed NYCHA had been aware of the damaged tile for some time but failed to take any action to fix it. We argued that their negligence had caused our client’s injuries and that she deserved compensation for her pain and suffering, medical expenses, and lost wages.
The jury ultimately agreed with our arguments and awarded our client $60,000 for pain and suffering. While this amount cannot fully compensate for the physical and emotional trauma our client endured, it is a significant victory that will help her cover some of her expenses and move forward with her life.
Overall, this case highlights the importance of holding property owners accountable for their negligence and the serious consequences that can result from their failure to maintain safe premises. Our law firm is proud to have helped our client achieve justice and will continue to fight for the rights of those who have been injured due to someone else’s negligence.