David C. Prather, a partner at Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather & Littky-Rubin in West Palm Beach, secured a large settlement on behalf of a seriously injured woman from Broward County, Florida due to a building owner’s negligence.
In March 2017, the plaintiff suffered serious, permanent leg injuries after she fell while exiting her place of employment. When her night shift was over, she left the building through the rear to return to her vehicle, but poor lighting prevented her from seeing the pothole at her feet. As a result, she tripped and suffered a displaced tibia fracture, several ruptured ligaments, and a vascular injury.
The building was equipped with two outdoor lights, but both were broken and non-operational, which left the plaintiff unable to see the tripping hazard that ultimately caused her injuries. Due to the serious nature of the injuries, the plaintiff had to have a stent placed in her leg, and the severity of the damage will prevent her from returning to customer service work in the future.
According to Prather, the property owner’s negligence led to the plaintiff’s injuries. This breach of duty cost the plaintiff her ability to return to her line of work, in addition to medical costs and physical pain.
The case was successfully resolved for $1 million which will help compensate the plaintiff for future medical needs and loss of her working ability.