$100,000 Settlement for Slip and Fall at Assisted Living Facility
Assisted living facilities have a special responsibility to care for the elderly people who pay relatively large amounts of money for a specialized and safe place to live. The firm represented the resident of one such place who was injured when she stepped into a fracture on the concrete step leading into her building. After forcing the facility to turn over its records, the firm discovered that the defect in the step had gone unrepaired for two years. He also showed that the facility’s internal maintenance guidelines required the defect to be immediately repaired but that the guideline was ignored. The case settled for $100,000 prior to trial.