On May 25, 2017 a $400,000 settlement was reached against the City of New York for a 30 year old woman injured on the promenade alongside the FDR Drive at 72nd Street, New York, NY.

On July 22, 2015 Plaintiff, was rollerblading when her skate caught in a depressed area where there was a missing tile on the Promenade. Defendant’s records revealed that its Parks & Recreation supervisor had noted the defective condition several months before the incident, entered it as a written note in the City’s records, issued an order for an immediate repair, but as of the date of the accident no repair had been effectuated.

As a result of this incident Plaintiff sustained a comminuted fracture of her right distal tibia and fibula requiring open reduction internal fixation with the insertion of intramedullary nailing.