A New Jersey woman was awarded $2.25 million for damages she sustained in a slip and fall accident. In February 2011, 52-year-old Maria Santana was employed as a mail sorter at a Rutherford DHL when she slipped and fell on some black ice. Santana sustained serious, permanent damages to her knee and back that required her to undergo several surgeries. AMB Property Corp. and Greg Tanzer Sprinklers and Outdoor Design were named as defendants in the lawsuit for not properly maintaining the property. The complaint alleges that the snow and ice removal had not been conducted resulting in the accident.
Accidents that occur on other individuals or party’s property are subject to premises liability laws. Slip and fall accidents, dog bites, food poisonings, and drownings are all examples of accidents that are examples of premises liability. Property owners are required to maintain their facilities to ensure that any individual that comes onto the property is free from harm. Individuals that have been injured on another party’s property may have grounds to recover compensation for their damages.
The experienced St. Louis premises liability attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have recovered over $350 million in compensation for our client’s damages. We will investigate your accident, gather all evidence, and plan and execute a strategy to obtain the maximum compensation for your case. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, contact our office today for a free no-obligation consultation.