$225,000.00 dollars for a woman who tripped and fell on a raised portion of a city sidewalk and sustained a fractured non-dominant wrist.
The City of New York denied liability and payment on this case for several years based on their claim that the City had not received any prior written complaints of the broken sidewalk as required by law for a municipality to be responsible.
Our attorneys would not take “no” for an answer and conducted a thorough investigation that included interviewing neighbors and reviewing the archives maintained by the Department of Transportation and other city agencies. We ultimately discovered that an elderly man had fallen and injured himself on that same defect approximately a year before our client’s accident and that the City was in fact aware of the broken sidewalk. After being confronted with the evidence we discovered, the City of New York was forced to settle the case shortly before trial.