$150,000 Trip and Fall Award for Attorney Getson
October 17th, 2011 by Wapner Newman
Adam Getson of Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer & Brecher was able to obtain a verdict in the amount of $150,000 in a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania trip and fall matter.
The plaintiff began descending concrete steps when he was caused to trip and fall due to a broken step. He violently tumbled down the remaining steps crashing into the concrete platform below. As a result of his fall, plaintiff sustained severe, injuries including but not limited to a laceration of the inner aspect of the right lower lid to the right eye, which required surgical repair in the Emergency Room. Attorney Getson successfully argued that the defendant had a duty to maintain the premises in a reasonably safe condition for its contemplated use and the purpose for which the invitation was extended to the plaintiff and therefore should be responsible for the injuries sustained by the plaintiff.