Retired Physician Injured When Employee Opened Cellar Door Onto Her Leg

Our client, a retired physician, was injured when a fast food restaurant employee opened a cellar door onto her leg. As a result of the cellar door being opened onto her leg, she suffered a fracture of her proximal fibula. Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP handled the case from investigation to recovery.

During discovery, the firm uncovered that the employee was not properly supervised and was a new hire on the date of the accident. Furthermore, that the employees of the restaurant did not follow store policies in failing to place cones on the street when opening the cellar doors for delivery.

The defendants contended the injury was insignificant because our client was still able to bike over one hundred miles per week and practice yoga on a regular basis. After rejecting several offers of settlement, the firm settled the case at a second court ordered mediation for $150,000.

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