Janet Rubinacci, a Queens housewife, fell on a broken sidewalk in her Glendale neighborhood. She sustained an ankle fracture injury.
The sidewalk was badly broken, a fact known to the City. The City had a record of the broken sidewalk through a prior notice map provided by the Big Apple Pothole and Sidewalk Protection Corporation. Although aware of the defect, the City took no action to repair it and therefore contributed to causing the injury.
Despite the fact that Janet was heavily medicated at the time of her fall, we obtained a settlement of $155,000.
*The client’s name has been changed to protect client privacy.
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