Serious Personal Injury, Shoulder Fracture
A 73-year-old retired teacher was injured when she tripped over an unmarked step in a doorway of a private library on the premises of the Huntington Library, Art Gallery & Botanical Gardens in Pasadena. She fractured her right shoulder, which required surgical repair. Our client had an extensive medical history, including prior right shoulder problems. The Huntington’s insurance company claimed that the accident was caused solely as a result of our client’s inattention and that she was exaggerating her injuries. The defendant’s insurance company did not offer any money in settlement prior to or during trial. A jury returned a verdict in the amount of $450,000.