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$________ Premises Liability - Fall down - Slip and fall on ice on commercial premises - Alternate thawing and refreezing for several days - Fractured hip - Partial hip replacement - Meniscal tear - Difficulties caring for disabled husband.

Middlesex County, NJ

The plaintiff, in her 70s, contended that the defendant commercial landlord negligently failed to adequately attend to ice and snow. The plaintiff maintained as she was walking in the lot on her way to the dentist/tenant at approximately 7:45 a.m., she slipped and fell on an ice patch. The defendant maintained that the plaintiff failed to make adequate observations and was comparatively negligent.

The plaintiff contended that temperatures had alternately rose and fell below freezing in the past several days, and that such a factor and approximately one inch of snow that fell some hours earlier, created a particularly hazardous condition. The plaintiff maintained that she suffered a fractured left hip and required a partial hip replacement. The plaintiff further maintained that she suffered a tear of the medial meniscus The plaintiff contended that she will permanently suffer pain and limitations. The evidence would have disclosed that the plaintiff had given extensive care to her husband who suffered a stroke some years earlier. The plaintiff contended that the injuries precluded her from continuing to provide such care. The plaintiff’s economic proofs would have reflected that, assuming the husband reached his actuarial age expectancy, the replacement cost of her services would range from approximately $________ - $________. The husband died at age 84, approximately two and a- half years after the fall.

The case settled prior to trial for $________.

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