$462,500 settlement

In preparation to move into an independent living facility, the elderly tenant went to her future apartment to clean the windows. The woman had only been on the property on two previous occasions and was not aware of the dangerous condition of the sidewalk.

While walking toward her apartment on the only sidewalk provided, she tripped on a 1½-inch, 90-degree rise. The woman was rushed to the local emergency room where she was diagnosed with an orbital bone fracture. She later died from complications of injuries sustained in the fall.

It was discovered through the course of deposition testimony that the living facility’s representatives and owners were aware that this condition was dangerous to elderly people and had been present for a long period of time. Additionally, the condition of the sidewalk at the time of the accident violated several national building standards regarding walkways. The case was settled for $462,500.

$462,500 Settlement

Michael Rader settled a wrongful death claim that arose while an elderly woman was walking on a sidewalk at an independent living facility that provided housing to elderly and disabled persons. In preparation to moving in, the elderly woman went to her future apartment to clean the windows. She had only been on the property on two previous occasions and was not aware of the dangerous condition of the sidewalk. While walking towards her apartment on the only sidewalk provided, she tripped on a 1½ inch - 90 degree rise. The woman was rushed to the local emergency room where she was diagnosed with an orbital bone fracture. She later died from complications of injuries sustained in the fall.

It was discovered through the course of deposition testimony that the living facility’s representatives and owners were aware that this condition was dangerous to elderly persons and had been present for a long period of time. Additionally, the condition of the sidewalk at the time of the accident violated several national building standards regarding walkways.