Henry Yampolsky, a senior associate with Galfand Berger negotiated a $240,000 settlement in a slip and fall on ice case, litigated in the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Our client was a 50 year-old nuclear safety technician from Massachusetts who on February 4, 2009 was in Pennsylvania to perform some work at Limerick Nuclear Power Plant in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. He was staying at a local hotel which was located within few miles from the power plant.
At approximately 6:45 am our client was walking to his car when he slipped and fell on black ice in the parking lot of the hotel. He sustained left tibia and fibula fractures and had to undergo internal fixation and reduction surgery.
Our investigation revealed that it snowed the night before and the temperatures overnight were below freezing. Although hotel specifically instructed its guests to move their cars to further corners of the parking to aid snow removal and salting, the hotel personnel did not plan to start salting the parking lot until after our client would have left for work.
After we have filed suit and engaged in extensive discovery, the hotel and its management entered into negotiations which resulted in a $240,000 recovery on our client’s behalf. The settlement also included a substantial reduction in our client’s Workers’ Compensation lien.
If you or anyone you know has been injured in a slip and fall accident, call Galfand Berger at 1-800-222-USWA (8792) or contact us online to speak to one of our Philadelphia personal injury attorneys. With law offices in Philadelphia, Reading and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, as well as Burlington, New Jersey, we represent clients throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania, including the Allentown and Harrisburg regions, and Southern New Jersey.