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Slip and Fall on Defective Stairs causes spinal cord injury and bladder injury -
$1.16 MILLION


The verdict for$1,161,245 verdict was reduced by 20% for the plaintiff's
culpable conduct.

Plaintiff, a 49 year old data entry specialist, was injured when she slipped and fell on defective steps at 80 Centre Street. She sustained a spinal cord injury in the fall which resulted in a neurogenic bladder. It was proven that the State of New York, who owned and operated the building, had both actual and constructive notice regarding the defective condition of the stairway, and that the defects in the stairway were the cause of the plaintiff's fall and injuries. Plaintiff's bladder injury causes her to suffer frequent and often uncontrollable urination, and is a permanent condition. The Court of Claims awarded the plaintiff $150,000 for past pain and suffering, $650,000 for future pain and suffering, $147,000 for past lost earnings, and 181,000 for future lost earnings, as well as past and future special damages for supplies necessitated by her injury. The overall verdict was reduced by 20% for the plaintiff's culpable conduct.

Trip & Fall Over Vacuum Cleaner Cord - $75,000

The jury returned a 100% liability verdict against the defendants in this matter in 1995 in Supreme Court, Kings County. Following the verdict on liability, this matter settled for $75,000.

Facts: On 6/22/92, plaintiff, a 67 year old attorney, was at the apartment of the defendant, who was also his mother-in-law. While descending the stairs when exiting the apartment, he tripped over a vacuum cleaner cord which the defendant had left on the landing and stairway. As a result, he was diagnosed with a colles fracture of the right (dominant) wrist. Andrea Bonina successfully proved that the defendant caused and created a tripping hazard by leaving the vacuum cleaner cord on a stairway and defeated the defendant's claim of comparative negligence.

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