A 48 year-old male postal employee was recently awarded $224,000 by a Nassau County, NY jury for injuries sustained in a slip and fall accident. Plaintiff claimed he tripped over an open sidewalk cellar door as he was exiting the defendant’s commercial premises.
He had just delivered mail to the property. The sidewalk cellar door was located approximately one foot from the store entrance. The plaintiff maintained that the cellar doors had been closed when he entered the store. The plaintiff suffered multiple injuries including a deep laceration that required surgical repair, multiple disc herniations, and a torn medial meniscus.
New York Jury Verdict Review and Analysis (158631) Nassau County, NY