On December 24, 2012, a $125,000 settlement was obtained on behalf of our client, a 58-year old woman who slipped and fell on an icy walkway near her residence. On February 17, 2010, she was heading to a job center in the search for employment, walked along the sidewalk at the corner of West 154th St. & Frederick Douglass Blvd., New York, New York, where she encountered a thin, invisible layer of ice formed over a portion of the sidewalk where attempts at snow removal were made.
The previous day, Tuesday, February 16, 2010, several inches of fresh snow had fallen on the ground, including the area where the subject sidewalk flagstones were located. Initial efforts made to clear a pathway caused, by the following morning of Wednesday, February 17, 2010, a thin, invisible layer of ice to form. She stepped onto the aforementioned thin invisible layer of ice, causing her foot to slip out, leading to her to falling and sustaining serious permanent personal injuries, including multiple traumatic left ankle fractures requiring open reduction surgery, followed by casting, lengthy disability, and physical therapy for eight months.