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Florida Woman Awarded $1 Million For Faulty Handrail Injuries

Published March 2, 2010 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney

A Fort Pierce jury awarded a woman more than $1 million for injuries sustained in a fall from faulty handrails that her landlord failed to fix.

The 32-year-old woman complained about the handrails when she moved into her apartment and was told they would be fixed. The landlord continued to receive numerous complaints from tenants and the property manager about the loose handrails.

In 2007, the woman slipped on her apartment landing, grabbed the handrail, which gave way, causing her to fall down four steps. She injured her neck and back, has had three surgeries, and had medical bills totaling almost $200,000.

The jury award was for past, present and future medical bills and for lost wages.

Premises liability is one of the fastest growing segments of personal injury claims for both residential and business owners. Experience counts. If you have fallen and been injured contact Scott C. Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney, at 1-800-825-5529 or visit our web site. Our offices are located in Binghamton, Elmira, Rochester, Syracuse, and Watertown, N.Y. There is no case-review cost.

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