Most people realize the importance of being aware of their surroundings to help preserve their personal safety. Unfortunately, many people in California and across the country find themselves suffering as a result of another party’s negligence. In fact, a woman in another state recently agreed to settle a lawsuit against the city that she claims is responsible for her slip-and-fall accident.
The accident reportedly happened in Aug. 2017. The woman claims that she was walking from a pay station in a city-owned parking lot when she tripped over some cracked and broken asphalt. Unfortunately, she reports landing on “her outstretched arms.” The fall, she claims, resulted in serious injuries, including an injury to her rotator cuff that required surgery.
Though a trial was scheduled to begin in July 2019, the two sides reportedly came to an agreement that would result in a $155,000 payout to the woman by the city. A representative for the city claims that both sides are satisfied with the agreement. The same representative states that the asphalt has since been repaired.
Often, a slip-and-fall accident is the result of negligent property owners — those who knew or should have known about a dangerous condition and failed to make repairs. Because the medical costs associated with such an injury are often burdensome, some victims in California choose to file a personal injury lawsuit against the parties deemed responsible. An attorney with experience with similar cases can help these victims fully explore their legal options and take appropriate action.