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Trip and Fall Accidents


$600,000 – Trip and Fall Settlement

Our client, a 62-year-old medical transcriptionist, went to a friend’s condominium complex for a visit. When she finished eating dinner on this particular occasion, it began to rain. This required her to depart through the front door and into an enclosed interior hallway. As she exited the front door, she stepped onto a small, carpeted threshold that intersected the common hallway. The carpet was identical to the carpet that adorned the hallway, and could only be described as a geometric, somewhat psychedelic pattern that created the optical effect that the threshold and the hallway were on the same level. As she entered the hallway, she failed to appreciate the seven-inch step from the threshold down to the hallway and as a result she tripped and fell.

After she fell, she was initially treated for a suspected fractured kneecap and strained ligaments in her ankles. However, three months later, she began treating with her neurologist who had followed her for a prior 1993 automobile accident and he focused on her low back pain and increasing numbness and parenthesis in her right leg and calf. Due to the relentless nature of her radiating pain, she was referred to a neurosurgeon. After a lengthy series of failed back procedures, she had an instrumented spinal fusion.

Jamie Nance and Sam Cacciatore were able to obtain a settlement of $600,000.00.

$200,000 – Trip and Fall Settlement

The Plaintiff entered Brevard Job Link to conduct some business. Upon arrival, she was directed to take a seat and await the calling of her name. Unbeknownst to the Plaintiff, there was an electrical cord loosely draped across the carpeted floor and looped around the front of the chair she chose to sit in. The cord was largely camouflaged by the carpeted floor and was not apparent to Plaintiff as she waited for her name to be called. When Plaintiff was finally summoned to conduct her business, she simply stood up and took a step or two forward when her shoe caught the cord, causing her to fall to the floor.

After a visit to the emergency room, the Plaintiff saw a local orthopedic surgeon. His diagnostic studies revealed a severely protruding disk at L2-3 and surgery was recommended. She underwent back surgery.

Jamie Nance settled this case prior to trial for $200,000.00.

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