$400,000 Settlement


It was alleged that the handrail had been removed for repairs and no warning signs were placed in the lobby. When plaintiff started to fall she grabbed for the missing handrail, fell to the ground, and sustained a fracture to her elbow which required surgery. The defendant landlord claimed that the handrail was in place at the time of the accident. After a jury was selected and opening statements were about to commence, the case was settled for the dollar amount that was demanded by the plaintiff.