New York: Elderly Woman Breaks Hip After Slip and Fall on Drop Cloth

Britney Buscaglia

An 86-year-old Plaintiff injured her hip and head after slipping and falling on a plastic drop cloth hung from the ceiling in her apartment building. Plaintiff fractured her right hip's femoral head and suffered a laceration of her head. Plaintiff claimed that she could not take part in many of the activities that she enjoyed before the injuries--namely taking long walks, playing with her grandchildren, and sleeping without pain. Plaintiff sued the contractor replacing windows in the apartment, as well as the owner of the building itself. The jury found liability at 60% for Defendant?building owner and 40% for Defendant?window replacement contractor.

Settlement: $1,050,000

Wilson v. Skyline Windows, LLC