9/20/18 SETTLEMENT – $150,000.00
On May 27, 2016, the Plaintiff, age 85, was caused to slip and fall while exiting a sports facility building located in Somerset, MA. that allows patrons to host parties in which participants can engage in activities such as soccer, touch football or basketball.
On said date, the Plaintiff was at a birthday party for her grandson. While leaving she was caused to trip over uneven pavement located on the outside walkway. As a result of her fall, she suffered a fractured hip. After surgical intervention, the Plaintiff had a full recovery.
The Plaintiff came to our personal injury law firm, Brian Cunha & Associates, approximately one and a half years after she fell. The case was complicated because at the time of her fall, she did not notify anyone from the Somerset facility that she had injured herself at their facility. After submitting medical documentation to support the Plaintiff’s contention as to where her fall occurred, Attorney Sharon D. Sybel, from Brian Cunha & Associates was able to settle her case after filing a lawsuit.
The important lesson to be learned is that if you are involved in any incident where you are injured on someone’s premises, as soon as practical you should do the following:
1). Seek medical attention if necessary
2). Alert the owner
3.) Fill out an accident report and request a copy, and
4). Take photos of where you fell and of any injuries you may have sustained.
By following these steps, you are more likely to prevail against the property owner who may be negligent.