Our client, a 65-year-old retiree, drove to Carousel Station Condominiums in Philadelphia to meet a friend one morning. He pulled into the parking lot and stopped his car. He had only taken a step or two toward his friend’s condo when he encountered a patch of black ice. He slipped on this unseen safety hazard and landed hard enough on his right elbow to shatter his upper arm. The friend he had come to the condominiums to meet found him lying on the ground, unable to stand.
A “Guarded” Prognosis
One thing was immediately clear after the fall: our client’s injuries were serious. At the emergency room of St. Mary’s Medical Center, he learned just how serious. An X-ray showed that the fall had fractured the victim’s right arm. Days later, our client underwent orthopedic surgery to insert hardware, including a rod and screws, into his arm. His recovery took more than a year. Even after undergoing surgery and months of physical therapy, his overhead mobility with his right arm remained limited. Doctors called his prognosis “guarded.” They warned that he could need additional procedures in the future.
Life After the Accident
When our client pulled into that parking lot that February day, he had no idea his life was about to change. He trusted the owners of the condominium complex to fulfill their legal obligation to keep the environment safe for visitors. He could never have expected that the owner had allowed a dangerous buildup of black ice to spread throughout the parking lot.
This failure to keep the property safe caused our client to suffer life-changing injuries. We knew that someone had to hold the property owners accountable for the harm they caused this innocent man. We fought to get our client justice and the money he deserved – $160,000. Nothing can give this victim back the mobility he lost, but at least now he doesn’t have to live in fear that he will need another surgery but won’t be able to afford it. The money has helped him get his life back on track and plan for any future medical care his injury could require.
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