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Premises Liability – Trip-And-Fall On Sidewalk Defect

Our trip-and-fall injury specialists obtained a mediated resolution of this fall case in the amount of $875,000 on behalf of a 62-year-old gynecologist who fell at a city parking lot that was under renovation. The defendant city had hired a private contractor to perform construction work at a downtown location. The work included installation of in-ground planting containers adjacent to the pedestrian walkway, which gave egress for the parking area. In-ground excavated planting areas, which incorporated a 3½-inch drop-off, were left unfilled and unplanted during the last phase of construction. Neither of the defendants protected against the hazard. He fell and fractured his right wrist, preventing him from performing standard obstetrical procedures.