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$160,000 case settlement for woman injured at shopping mall

drunk driving accident

On a Friday afternoon in May of 2013, a 50 year-old married nurse walked into an anchor store at the Poughkeepsie Galleria. As she walked through the vestibule and into the front of the store near the cashiers, her foot caught on a rippled runner which had been laid down by the mat company that morning. She tripped and fell. She suffered a non-displaced fracture of her left knee cap and a non-displaced fracture of her right wrist. She wore a brace on her wrist and had physical therapy for both injuries. Ultimately, she had a knee arthroscopy in March of 2017. The store denied that there was anything wrong with the runner and the mat company claimed there were no ripples when they laid it down earlier that day. The defendants claimed the need for the knee surgery 4 years after the incident was not related to the incident. The case settled at mediation for $160,000. Click to learn more about our personal injury services.