OVER $450 MILLION IN SETTLEMENTS RECOVERED.
MELVILLE, New York—Brett J. Harrison, Personal Injury Attorney, Founder & CEO of the Harrison Law Group, P.C., announces an $825,000 settlement for a 52-year-old nanny, child caretaker, and client injured from a trip and fall off the bottom step of a vacation rental property where she was vacationing.
As she descended the exterior staircase, the client tripped due to uneven steps and sustained a broken right ankle as a result of her fall. She underwent three invasive surgeries including an open reduction internal fixation, a right ankle tendon repair with graft, and a right foot and ankle arthroscopy. In addition to physical injuries, the severity of her situation required her to move away from her home to be closer to her children and family so that they could help her with daily living activities. During the course of litigation, the owners of the property modified the subject staircase without notifying Plaintiff’s counsel, prompting The Harrison Law Group to file a successful spoliation motion against them.
In New York, intentionally or negligently destroying or altering evidence during a legal proceeding is considered spoliation. If spoliation is found, the court can instruct the jury to assume the destroyed or altered evidence would have been damaging to the party responsible.
“I’m delighted that we could reach a fair and just settlement for our client, who has suffered indescribable pain and suffering from this preventable accident,” says Harrison. “Initially there was no offer on the case. Eventually after consistent fighting and legal maneuvering we got defendants to go from a no pay status to resolving the matter right before trial. While we cannot undo what happened, this financial compensation will help cover the costs of her complex medical care and help her rebuild her life. I hope other property owners will take this case as a warning to maintain safe premises and refrain from engaging in spoliation when facing the consequences of their negligence. I’m thankful to our client for reaching out to us for assistance. I encourage anyone who has suffered a personal injury in and around Melville to contact us at (631) 465-9797 to schedule a free case consultation and strategy session.”
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About The Harrison Law Group, P.C.
The Harrison Law Group, P.C. is a well-known and respected personal injury law firm that is exclusively dedicated to handling a wide range of personal injury cases, which include but are not limited to motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, dog bites, traumatic brain injuries, serious and catastrophic injuries, soft tissue injuries, construction accidents, and many other injury cases.
We believe that successful outcomes in cases begin with hiring the right firm. Our experience and financial resources have allowed our firm to win against large insurance companies over the past 30 years. We are focused on obtaining the maximum compensation for our clients while helping them put their lives back together after they have been injured. The Harrison Law Group P.C. has a strong reputation for negotiating claims and obtaining large settlements without going to court unless absolutely necessary. Once we do go to court, we are known for aggressively litigating each case to obtain top verdicts. We treat cases on an individual basis and will guarantee that we will never settle your case just to turn cases over but will dedicate the time and resources necessary to build a strong case.
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