Our client, a 37-year-old male, slipped and fell on a patch of ice on a sidewalk in front of a residential building in the Bronx causing him to sustain a hip fracture and dislocation which required surgical repair with an internal fixation. Although the accident was not witnessed, there was reason to sue the building’s owner for negligence in their maintenance of the premises that created a dangerous condition. Our client claimed that he slipped on a patch of ice on an otherwise clear sidewalk. Evidence established that several inches of snow had fallen the night before, and that the building owner should have properly cleaned and inspected the sidewalk in an ongoing effort to rid the sidewalk of snow and ice. The client, who is a well-known folk singer and dancer, was confined to his home for nearly a year and endured a comprehensive physical therapy program. He is permanently disabled with a severe limp and requires the use of a cane for walking. He was unable to return to his career as a singer and dancer. A settlement of $750,000 was awarded to our client for his past and future pain and suffering.
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