Male in 30s
Client, a male in his 30s, fell nearly 20 feet to the ground when the railing he was leaning against gave way. Fortunately, his injuries were not life-threatening, and he escaped with "only" a fractured heel that was repaired with surgery and a screw that is to remain in place permanently. While there was evidence that the porch and railing were in poor condition, there were also witnesses who alleged our client may have been shaking the railing violently prior to his fall. Despite the potential for a not guilty verdict, we were able to resolve this matter and provide our client with a favorable settlement, paying all of his medical bills and leaving him with substantial compensation for his injuries.