$700,000 Recovery for Bucks County Woman After Serious Injury & Surgery From Parking Lot Pothole Fall
Case Type: Personal Injury - Premises Liability
Our client, a Bucks County woman, rolled her ankle in a deep, neglected pothole in a Bensalem shopping center parking lot. The shopping center and dilapidated parking lot is owned by a large commercial real estate conglomerate.
As a result of this incident, she has suffered ongoing swelling, tightness, numbness, and debilitating pain requiring extensive orthopedic surgery to her left ankle. She also developed the permanent painful condition known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) which has traveled up her left leg and into her neck, right shoulder, arm, and hand. The defense medical experts contested causation of the left ankle instability and CRPS to injury. Required surgery for the injury included a left ankle arthroscopy with extensive debridement, left subtalar arthrotomy, and left ankle stabilization.
Following discovery, submission of expert reports, and mediation, the case resolved in a settlement of $700,000.