Two Hudson Manor residents recently filed separate slip and fall lawsuits after suffering injuries on the grounds of the low-income senior living apartment complex. The lawsuits claim injuries were caused because work on the property was dangerous due to incomplete work projects and uncorrected deficiencies. The nearly $1 million facility had been cited for 18 deficiencies discovered during state inspections since March; corrective action was to be completed within 90 days.
In one case, a woman said suffered a fracture to her right ankle resulting in multiple surgeries and extensive medical care. The woman said she was walking along the sidewalk when she turned and her right foot slipped from the edge of the sidewalk, wedging her foot in a trench that was left uncovered and unmarked after the installation of underground PVC pipes. Because there were no safety rails or barricades to break her fall, the woman rolled down a steep sloped embankment.
In the second incident, the victim was returning from the garbage receptacle area, along a “ramped” sidewalk with no safety handrails and eroded soil along the edges approximately 30 inches deep. The man claims the uneven surface caused him to lose his balance and his cane sunk into the eroded so, causing him to fall and roll down a 10-foot embankment, hitting the exterior wall of a parking garage. The suit states that he suffered head, back and leg injuries, cardiac and pulmonary complication and significant neurological disorders.
Both plaintiffs allege the apartment complex knew of the dangers and was negligent in complying with safety regulations and not warning tenants of the risks. Each is seeking monetary relief of more than $200,000, but not to exceed $1 million.
The president of Hudson Manor managing company said one of the biggest reasons the facility had been out of compliance was because an out-of-town contractor fell behind in work and a final inspection was requested before the complex was completed. Was this a case of profits over safety?
Although it appears that the owners were negligent by allowing residents to move in before the complex was safe, these case may still take months, or longer, to settle. A seriously injured person, especially one with limited income, is at a significant disadvantage against a powerful, well financed insurance company. Insurance companies deliberately drag their feet to make the injury victim desperate to resolve the case. So, how can these innocent victims make ends meet while waiting for a fair settlement? How can they pay the necessary bills and expenses plus the added medical and other expenses related to their injuries? Lawsuit funding may be the best answer.
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