Last week, a woman from Norcross was awarded a $1.14 million by a Fulton County jury. The case is an example of the serious injuries that can result from a mere walk on a city sidewalk.
In this case, the woman suffered permanent damage to her foot while walking on an Atlanta sidewalk that had a dangerous condition about which the city knew or should have known.
The accident occurred nearly seven years ago. It took place while the woman was walking across a street at the intersection of Pryor Street and Upper Alabama Street. Her heel was caught in loose concrete on the sidewalk. This resulted in a fall in which she injured her ankle so severely that she had to undergo several surgeries.
Her lost earnings were over $100,000, but the majority of the monetary verdict awarded in Fulton County was over $1 million was for pain and suffering.
This case is a very unfortunate, but common example about how severe injury can be the result of something as simple as walking on a sidewalk. Lives can be forever changed in these circumstances.
The Atlanta Injury Attorneys Blog wants to remind our readers that if you have tripped or fallen on a sidewalk or elsewhere, you might be entitled to recover damages from the property owner who can be held responsible for maintaining safe conditions.
Dangerous conditions can result in serious injury, even when walking on a sidewalk. At the Law Offices of P. Charles Scholle, we represent Georgia pedestrians who have been seriously hurt while walking on sidewalks or crossing streets. We also represent the families of loved ones who have died in a pedestrian accident. Please call or contact us online for a free, confidential appointment at one of our convenient law offices in Duluth, Decatur, Buckhead or the Perimeter. We have nearly two decades of experience, representing clients with dedication to excellence and compassion for their injuries.