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ARTICLE ID 198090

$________ Premises Liability – Fall down – Lack of contrast between interior steps and surrounding area – Plaintiff falls as she is walking up steps while attending wedding – Ankle fracture – Plaintiff subsequently suffers unrelated strokes and has not been able to walk since she fell.

Monmouth County, NJ

The plaintiff, in her 50’s, who was attending a wedding held at the defendant’s premises, contended that interior steps and the surrounding area were dangerous because of lack of a color contrast. The plaintiff contended that as a result, she fell, suffering an ankle fracture.

The defendant denied that the area was dangerous and alleged that the cause of the incident was the negligence of the plaintiff who failed to walk more carefully. The plaintiff suffered an ankle fracture and required surgery to install hardware and a second surgery to remove a portion of the hardware that had become infected.

The plaintiff subsequently suffered unrelated health issues, including strokes, and is confined to a wheelchair.The case settled prior to trial for $________.

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