Who is responsible for this cubicle wall partition falling on the banker?
The personal injury lawyers of Lipkin & Apter represented a 52 yr old woman, a bank Vice President, who was injured when a cubicle wall tipped over while she was loading her work materials into file drawers. When the wall tipped, she feared being crushed, and instinctively thrust her arms against the wall. Co-workers came to her aid within a few seconds, and righted the wall with little effort.
The suddenness of our client’s effort in pushing against the wall aggravated pre-existing spinal conditions, including a previous lumbar fusion and a cervical herniated disc. Over the next 18 months, our client underwent 2 surgeries. She lost more than 4 years of work.
The cause of the wall tip over was the removal of a partition which stabilized the wall. There were no eye witnesses to the removal of the partition, and no witnesses to the cubicle wall tip over. No one admitted having removed the partition. The accident injury lawyers of Lipkin & Apter took more than 25 depositions, reviewed hundreds of work records, and retained a structural engineer and vocational rehabilitation counselor to determine the party responsible for removing the partition wall and jobs available to our client when she was ready to return to work.
Successful Resolution: $1,690,000
On the eve of trial the two defendants we had sued agreed to settle for $1.13 million. Lipkin & Apter' personal injury attorneys also represented our client in a companion workers compensation claim which settled for $560,000.
With more than 70 combined years of legal experience, the personal injury lawyers at Lipkin & Apter are the professionals you're looking for when seeking representation. If you think you have a personal injury case, schedule a free consultation today.