$1,100,000 StolzenbergCortelli, LLP, Settles Trip Over Nail Case

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$1,100,000 StolzenbergCortelli, LLP, Settles Trip Over Nail Case

Terrence and Howard settled a trip and fall case for $1,100,000. In this case, our client (a resident of Brooklyn) was a cleaning lady who was hired to clean the newsroom of the Wall Street Journal. The Journal had just renovated the space and in doing so installed new carpeting while the construction was ongoing. To protect the carpeting, the contractors covered it with plastic and used masonry nails to affix the plastic to the floor. Hundreds of nails were used to affix the plastic throughout the newsroom floor. Unfortunately, the contractors were careless and failed to remove all of the nails. Our client tripped over one of these nails and injured her back. She never returned to work. For four years, the contractors denied they installed the nail, until we tracked down the architect and he told us he just happened to take photos of the contractors installing the nails. Not all cases have such Perry Mason moments, but this one did. The defendants had no choice but to settle.

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