As we have talked about extensively on this blog, slip and fall incidents are outrageous because they usually mean that someone, some group or some business failed to uphold their duties to their patrons or guests. They were supposed to maintain a safe premises, and instead they allowed a dangerous condition to persist — and someone got hurt as a result.
These circumstances are replicated again and again across history, and today is no different. We have a story from outside the state of California where an administrative assistant was working for a non-profit at a high school. While she was there, she slipped on a wet substance on the ground and fell. As a result of her fall, she suffered serious back injuries that required two surgeries.
The 59-year-old woman sued the city and the Department of Education in New York for the slip and fall, and the case was recently settled to the tune of $850,000. There are not many other details in this story, but what we do know is enough.
Slip and falls like this happen all the time, and they cost people their livelihood, their ability to work, their happiness and much, much more. Slip and falls can lead to paralyzing injuries, and even fatal circumstances.
Victims of these unfortunate events need to consider their legal standing, and should consult with an experienced personal injury or premises liability attorney.
Source: SI Live.com, “$850K settlement in aide’s slip and fall at high school,” Sept. 22, 2017