Aventura personal injury attorney Robert Pinkiert of Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA negotiated a $250,000.00 settlement for an 80+ year old client who broke her hip after falling outside of a local Aventura, FL bank.
Our client was attempting to enter the bank and fell when the step up was too steep, causing her to trip and fall forward. The injuries were severe and included a fractured hip that required a trip to the Aventura Hospital and Medical Center emergency room, immediate surgery and extensive rehabilitation.
Shortly after the trip and fall, Mr. Pinkiert dispatched a very well-respected building-code expert to the scene of the accident. The expert found significant violations of the Florida Accessibility Code for Building Construction, involving the slope of the step outside of the Aventura bank.
Prior to the Aventura trip and fall injury, our client led a pain-free and active lifestyle. Now, because of the bank’s negligence, she has to walk with a cane and has difficulty negotiating stairs. In essence she has lost a significant part of her independence.
This case is an example of how personal-injury lawyers keep corporations honest. Building code laws exist for a reason: businesses have an obligation to maintain their premises in a safe condition. When they allow serious building-code violations on their premises, they are inviting injury. Rest assured, that because of Mr. Pinkiert’s and Neufeld, Kleinberg & Pinkiert, PA’s actions, the bank will bring that step back into code compliance making their premises safe for other Aventura, FL residents.
The $250,000 settlement compensates our client for her prior medical bills, pain and suffering, and ensures that she will have access to the best medical care in the future.