$275,000 Settlement for Premises Liability / Slip and Fall

Mr. Molinari represented a 52-year-old woman who fell on a wet rubber mat in the Newport-Pavonia Path Station. She suffered cervical disc herniations (spinal neck injury), requiring two surgical discectomies, decompression, and fusion with surgical scarring. The defense contended that her cervical injuries were suffered in a previous accident for which she had already undergone prior cervical surgery. The defendant claimed that it was not negligent as they placed the rubber mats on the floor because of the inclement outside weather conditions and that therefore the mats were expected to become wet.