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$________ – Premises Liability – Fall down – Plaintiff fell as a result of an uneven transition from brick surface of sidewalk to concrete surface – Complex fracture of right wrist – Multiple surgeries required.

Hartford County, CT

In this negligence matter, the female pedestrian alleged that the defendant town was negligent when its sidewalk height difference between surfaces caused the plaintiff to trip and fall, fracturing her wrist. As a result of the incident, the plaintiff was required to undergo several surgical procedures. The defendant denied liability, and maintained that any injuries sustained by the plaintiff were as a result of her own negligence.

The 73-year-old female plaintiff, employed as a dental hygienist, was walking on a sidewalk owned and maintained by the defendant town on June 7, ________. As the plaintiff was walking on the sidewalk, the surface area changed from brick pavers to a concrete slab. There was a height difference of 1 1/2 inches between the brick pavers and the concrete slab. The difference in the height caused the plaintiff to trip and fall, and as a result of the fall, she suffered an injury to her right wrist, and was diagnosed with a complex fracture of her right wrist. She underwent multiple surgeries and incurred approximately $________ in medical expenses. The plaintiff brought suit against the defendant town, alleging negligence by failing to maintain a safe sidewalk.

The defendant denied the allegations, and maintained that any injuries sustained by the plaintiff were as a result of her own negligence.

The matter was tried.At the conclusion of the trial, the jury deliberated and found in favor of the plaintiff. The jury awarded the plaintiff the sum of $________ in damages, consisting of $________ in economic damages, $________ in past lost wages, $________ in future lost wages, and $________ in non-economic damages.

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