Did you know that injuries suffered due to a broken railing or other defect can result in a significant personal injury case? This is Attorney Mike Bottaro and in today’s blog, I want to share our team’s recent success settling a Massachusetts premises liability case for over six figures.
Mass. Slip and Fall and Premises Liability Best Lawyer Tips
What is a premise liability case? Premises liability is a legal concept that typically comes into play in personal injury cases where the injury was caused by some type of unsafe or defective condition on someone’s property. When one slips and falls on a slippery surface such as ice or snow, it can be referred to as a slip and fall claim.
How Much Is A MA Premise Case Worth?
Our client is a 55 year old woman who was visiting her granddaughter at a home in Massachusetts last summer. She went out to the home’s back porch to enjoy the sunshine. As she was leaning on the back railing – it suddenly broke, causing her to fall five feet to the ground below, landing on her right shoulder.
It was later determined that the wood holding the railing together had completely rotted away and caused it to break.
Our client went to the emergency room and her primary care doctor who advised her to start a round of physical therapy treatment for her right shoulder pain. After several weeks an MRI showed she had sustained a complete right shoulder cuff tear that required surgery. She completed twenty seven weeks of physical therapy and was required to wear an arm brace for twelve weeks. During this time, she was also responsible for caring for an elderly relative.
We fought with the homeowners insurance to get the most money for our client’s pain and suffering. We also described her medical expenses and permanent scarring as a result of this fall. We settled with the insurance company for $120,000!
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