Feasterville, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/12/2015 -- Providing property owners with a reason to maintain a safe landscape, James W. Sutton, III, Esq. of Vlasac & Shmaruk, LLC has been awarded a favorable settlement while representing a slip and fall case. The plaintiff was packing her car after a stay at a ski chalet in Lackawaxen Township, when she slipped on the snow covered driveway.
The fall resulted in two fractures and dislocated right ankle. To repair the damage, she required surgery, during which a plate was secured to the ankle with eight screws. After the procedure, she was unable to place weight on the afflicted ankle. During her recovery time, she went through a year and a half of physical therapy. Adding to the costs of the injury, she had to consult an orthopedist, as the pain and discomfort persisted.
Working with the Bucks County accident lawyer, the plaintiff established her case during a four-day trial. Along with seeking reparation for her past medical bills, she also sought compensation for the loss of past and future earnings as the extent of her injuries prevented her from returning to her part-time position. An expert in orthopedic surgery discussed the plaintiff's injury and treatment, as well as the potential need for her to have another procedure to remove the hardware. She also contested that the injury made it difficult to play with her eight-year-old daughter and sought damages for past and future pain and suffering, as well as disfigurement.
After hearing both sides speak on the case, the jury met for six and a half hours. Upon reaching a resolution, the jury determined the property owners were completely liable for the damages. As a result, they were ordered to cover plaintiff's past and future medical costs and earnings, as well as pain and suffering, which totaled $325,000.
Along with handling cases involving fall down accidents in NJ and PA, Vlasac & Shamurk, LLC handles several other practice areas, including personal injury, medical malpractice, worker's compensation, and real estate and municipal law. As many of these incidents are due to another's negligence, the firm will work tirelessly to help the victim receive their due compensation.
Those who have recently suffered as a result of another's negligence can seek legal counsel from Vlasac & Shmaruk, LLC by calling 855-8VS-LAWS.
About Vlasac & Shmaruk, LLC
Vlasac & Shmaruk, LLC is a New Jersey-based law firm that serves clients in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York. The firm has multiple areas of practice including personal injury, worker's compensation, medical malpractice, and real estate and municipal law. Their attorneys have years of experience and many successful cases under their belts.
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