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Slip and Fall on Defective Stairs causes spinal cord injury and bladder
The verdict for$1,161,245 verdict was reduced by 20% for the plaintiff's
Plaintiff, a 49 year old data entry specialist, was injured when
she slipped and fell on defective steps at 80 Centre Street. She sustained a
spinal cord injury in the fall which resulted in a neurogenic bladder. It was
proven that the State of New York, who owned and operated the building, had
both actual and constructive notice regarding the defective condition of the
stairway, and that the defects in the stairway were the cause of the
plaintiff's fall and injuries. Plaintiff's bladder injury causes her to
suffer frequent and often uncontrollable urination, and is a permanent
condition. The Court of Claims awarded the plaintiff $150,000 for past pain
and suffering, $650,000 for future pain and suffering, $147,000 for past
lost earnings, and 181,000 for future lost earnings, as well as past and
future special damages for supplies necessitated by her injury. The overall
verdict was reduced by 20% for the plaintiff's culpable conduct.
Trip & Fall Over Vacuum Cleaner Cord - $75,000
The jury returned a 100% liability verdict against the defendants in this
matter in 1995 in Supreme Court, Kings County. Following the verdict on
liability, this matter settled for $75,000.
Facts: On 6/22/92, plaintiff, a 67 year old attorney, was at the apartment
of the defendant, who was also his mother-in-law. While descending the
stairs when exiting the apartment, he tripped over a vacuum cleaner cord
which the defendant had left on the landing and stairway. As a result, he was
diagnosed with a colles fracture of the right (dominant) wrist. Andrea Bonina
successfully proved that the defendant caused and created a tripping hazard
by leaving the vacuum cleaner cord on a stairway and defeated the
defendant's claim of comparative negligence.
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