A Pennsylvania jury recently awarded approximately $1.2 million in damages to a woman who injured her left knee as a result of a slip and fall accident in a famous bread restaurant. The plaintiff claimed that she slipped on a greasy substance while walking towards the restaurant’s restroom and landed on her knees. The fall injured her left knee which left her immobilized for some time.
Orthopedic Surgeon’s Expert Testimony
Crucial to the case was the expert testimony of the plaintiff’s orthopedic surgeon who testified that the slip and fall accident caused an acute subluxation of the plaintiff’s left knee which required extensive surgery to reconstruct and realign the injured joint. He also testified that the plaintiff needed continued diagnostic studies, visits, physical therapy, and possible knee replacement for a full recovery.
In addition to her past and future medical costs, plaintiff also alleged that she remained in crutches for weeks, underwent physical therapy and rehabilitation which prevented her from regularly reporting for work as a regional director of an education company. She also claimed that her injury which would prevent her from traveling extensively would affect her chances of promotion. She sought compensation for past and future lost earnings from the defendant.
Plaintiff also maintained that she now uses permanent braces to stabilize her injured knee, leading her to live a sedentary lifestyle that prevents her from enjoying the usual activities she had with her family. She asked that she be awarded damages for past and future pain and suffering. Her husband also claimed compensation for loss of consortium.
After deliberations, the jury returned with a verdict awarding approximately $1,225,500 to the plaintiff and her husband.
Portland Slip-and-Fall Accident
In Portland, Oregon, a person who is injured in a slip and fall accident due to the negligence or fault of the owner or manager of the premises may be entitled to compensation for their injuries. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you sort the legal issues of your situation, determine whether a party or parties are legally responsible, and establish the important elements of your case with the help of medical or other accident experts.
The law firm of Dwyer Williams Dretke has over 90 years of collective experience, helping injured persons in Porland recover adequate and full compensation in slip and fall accidents.
We welcome your call today to schedule a free, no obligation consultation with one of our approachable attorneys (541) 617-0555.