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Landmark Case 22 Residential Accident

Residential Accident/Failure to Maintain Property

Settlement: $160,000
Attorneys: Charles Cooper/Robert Schall
Facts: On September 12, 2006, a 68-year-old woman was crossing a Center City Philadelphia street in the middle of the block and tripped and fell due to a depressed manhole cover in the street causing her to fracture her knee cap requiring 2 surgeries.

Cooper & Schall, P.C. sued the major utility company alleging that it failed to repair the defective manhole cover. The Defendant-utility company was unsuccessful in arguing that the Plaintiff was responsible for her own injuries because she crossed the street mid-block and settled the case soon after a lawsuit was filed by Cooper & Schall, P.C.