$100,000 Settlement - Fall on Snow Covered Stairs - Shoulder Injury

Debra T. fell on the snow covered front stairs of a multi-family apartment building. The landlord had failed to clear the steps properly and a recent light snow fall had covered an accumulation of ice from a prior storm. Debra T. had entered the building through its rear entrance to visit a friend, but chose to exit out the front of the building. The landlord had also negligently blocked part of the stairwell with garbage bags making the handrail unavailable. Debra T. injured her shoulder as she tried to stop herself from falling and suffered a tear to her rotator cuff that required surgical repair. Attorney Shelley Graves was able to secure a settlement offer with the landlord's insurance company before the filing of a lawsuit for the amount of $100,000.