Slip and fall accidents may seem like fodder for cartoon punchlines, but the reality is they can result in serious and debilitating injuries, particularly when it happens to the elderly or people with previous conditions. Slip and falls may also be due to the negligence of another. In such a situation, it may be wise to contact an expert slip and fall attorney at 617-787-3700.
On November 14, 2014, plaintiff Michael White had just finished shopping and was returning to his apartment in Chester County, Pennsylvania. As he was exiting his car, he slipped and fell due to a thick sheet of ice on the ground in the parking lot, according to the complaint. White was immediately transferred to a hospital, where he underwent invasive surgery that placed several screws in his ankle. White subsequently sued Westover Companies, the corporation that manages the apartment complex.
According to the allegations of the complaint, Westover received a message from a different tenant roughly 90 minutes before the fall occurred. The message advised that the parking lot was covered in ice, and that the management company should remedy the situation for the safety of all tenants. This message was a key piece of evidence in the trial, as it indicated that the dangerous conditions had existed for a long period of time prior to the fall. This in turn suggests that Westover was negligent in not fixing the dangerous conditions, which caused the fall to Mr. White. Mr. White was represented by attorney Donna Casanto, of the Law Offices of Alfred Altopieidi, a Philadelphia based law firm, and the recovery was $1.275 million.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall, or has been injured as the result of icy or snowy conditions, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert snow and ice accident attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call us today at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!