Practice Area: Personal Injury
Outcome: $150,000 arbitration award
Description: Plaintiff sustained a back injury, which later necessitated surgery, when she fell on a step while exiting a burning building. The building owner was alleged to have been involved in the setting of the fire, which he adamantly denied. In fact, he was successful in obtaining insurance coverage for his fire damage claim at a prior trial against his insurer. It was also alleged that the step the Plaintiff fell on was defective and did not meet building code requirements. Following an arbitration heard by a three-member panel, Plaintiff was awarded $150,000 for her damages.