$1.75M Staircase Trip & Fall Settlement

We are pleased to report that the firm successfully recovered compensation for a client who was seriously injured when he fell down an entire flight...

We are pleased to report that the firm successfully recovered compensation for a client who was seriously injured when he fell down an entire flight of stairs. He injured his spine and shoulder and required multiple surgeries to minimize and help relieve his pain. The case was settled at the time of Jury Selection in Orange County Supreme Court for the sum of $1.75 million dollars.

Our client was descending a staircase at work when his pants were caught on a nail that was projecting out of the staircase. We established that this nail had existed for a prolonged period and in fact rather than remove the obvious tripping hazards the nail was systematically painted over. Had this nail simple been removed our client would have been able to live his life as he always imagined.

Unfortunately, the nail was not removed and just as he literally tumbled down the stairs his life tumbled out of control filled with years of pain and suffering coupled with prolonged periods of disability.

The firm employed various experts including a structural engineer, an economist, a surgeon and a life care planner to establish the scope of our client’s damages.

Following litigation Andrew Levine, partner at Raphaelson & Levine, said “while we all wish we can turn back time and have entirely prevented this incident, we are hopeful that this resolution can help provide our client and his family with much deserved meaningful financial relief from this unfortunate event.”

COURT: Orange County Supreme Court

LOCATION: Orange County, New York

COMPENSATION: $1,750,000

ATTORNEY(S): 

Howard Raphaelson | Personal Injury Lawyer NYC

Howard Raphaelson

Partner, personal injury attorney Focus: Personal Injury Law   A LEADER IN NEW YORK PERSONAL INJURY LAW Howard A. Raphaelson founded what is now known as Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm, P.C. in 1992 after graduating from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, determined to ensure that every personal injury victim and their family…

Andrew Levine | NYC Injury Attorney

Andrew Levine

Partner, personal injury attorney Focus: Personal Injury Law   AN ADVOCATE FOR THE INJURED Since the beginning of his legal career, Andrew J. Levine has quickly ascended to the vanguard of the New York personal injury community. Andrew has been winning verdicts and awards on behalf of Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm since 2005, bringing…

Steven-Gershowitz | Manhattan Injury Lawyer

Steven Gershowitz

personal injury attorney Focus: Personal Injury Law   A LEADING PERSONAL INJURY TRIAL LAWYER Steven Gershowitz is the firm’s lead trial attorney. He has been trying cases for over 20 years and has been successful in the courtroom everywhere he has gone. He has won his trials in all 5 boroughs, Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester…

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