We reached a settlement on behalf of a realtor who suffered a should injury in a fall in a parking lot that her office shared with a bank.
The client’s real estate agency shared a parking lot with a bank. As she left the office to get into her car, she tripped on a piece of conduit that powered the sign for the bank. She fell forward and suffered injuries to her shoulder which required arthroscopic surgery. Our investigation revealed that conduit had been exposed for several years before the client’s fall and that other agents from her office had also tripped over the conduit before her injury. However, personnel from the bank and from the property management company who were responsible for inspecting the parking lot denied having ever noticed that the conduit was there before the injury occurred. After the injury occurred, they recognized it was a hazard and had the conduit buried beneath the surface of the parking lot.