Sam Coffey, Esq., settles for $285,000!

Sam Coffey, Esq., settles for $285,000.00 the claim of a 53-year-old social worker against an apartment complex.  The case involved a slip and fall on a staircase that lacked a handrail, had uneven stairs and had a door that swung out over the staircase.  This accident occurred in the Wynwood District of Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida.  The plaintiff sustained a herniated disc in her cervical spine and underwent the surgery known as cervical arthroplasty at C3-4.  This action settled on the eve of trial.  Sam Coffey commented upon the settlement.  “The corporate defendants in this case placed a desire to earn rental income above the safety of persons coming onto their property. In this case our client was a social worker who went onto the property to meet with a resident and was unfamiliar with the layout of the property. The failure to follow simple, reasonable safety rules set forth within the building code caused this accident.  The defendants knew that a jury would punish them, and therefore they agreed to a settlement at the last hour.”  Settlement date March 1, 2013.
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