Client Injured on Orange County Job Site – $375,000 Settlement

Property owners must keep their property free of defective conditions, including icy walkways.  Proper maintenance must include salt and sand during inclement weather. Our client paid the price when the owner of the property where she works failed to salt and sand. She was in her workplace parking lot when she slipped and fell on a patch of ice. On the day of the incident, as well as the days leading up to the incident, there had been heavy snowfall and freezing fog. Temperatures had been below freezing. There were plenty of indicators that should have prompted the property owners at our client’s workplace to salt and sand the parking lot, but unfortunately, they failed to take action. Our client suffered serious injuries to her shoulder which required multiple surgeries with hardware. Managing Attorney Elyssa Fried-DeRosa held the negligent individual(s) accountable and settled this case for $375,000.