Verdicts & Settlements

$571,626.66 Jury Verdict for Trip and Fall Accident

After a five-day trial, Jed S. Kadish, Esquire and partner at Pellettieri, Rabstein & Altman, obtained a $571,626.66 jury verdict in Middlesex County for a 60-year old woman in a trip and fall accident. The plaintiff, an administrative assistant, suffered a work related injury and has been unable to return to work. The defendant was hired to replace slate on the steps in the front of the pro shop at Forsgate Country Club. As part of the process, the defendant used a mason line, which was stretched across the face of the steps to insure that the steps are even while the mason is making repairs. At the moment that the plaintiff was walking down the steps the defendant stretched the mason line the length of the steps causing her to fall to the ground onto her right side. The plaintiff sustained a non-displaced, intra articular fracture of the 5th metacarpal base, triangular fibrocartilage complex with tear and subsequent surgery, TMJ, and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome/reflex sympathetic dystrophy right wrist. Due to the Complex Regional Pain Syndrome the plaintiff faces unremitting pain and crippling, irreversible changes in spite of treatment.

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