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Dearie Law Group Secures Seven Figure Policy Limits Settlement in Trip & Fall Case

Dearie Law Group Trial Attorneys Ray Dearie and Drew Lombardi reached a seven figure policy limits settlement with a local commercial landowner, in a case alleging hazardous conditions in the landowner’s parking lot.

The case arose out of a March 5, 2023 trip and fall.  That evening, Dearie Law Group’s elderly client had a meal at a local restaurant with family members.  After leaving the restaurant, she began to walk approximately one block to her vehicle.  As she walked directly toward her vehicle, she tripped and fell on a raised curb bordering the landowner’s parking lot.  Her hands were in her pockets due to rain and cold weather, meaning she fell face-first, resulting in facial fractures.

Dearie Law Group alleged that the raised curb violated industry standards, had no warning sign or paint distinguishing it from the sidewalk, and served no purpose.  Dearie Law Group also alleged that the parking lot and raised curb were not illuminated according to industry standards, leaving the raised curb unapparent to pedestrians, particularly after sundown.

Trial was scheduled to begin on May 13, 2024.

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