Denville, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) October 18, 2019 – New Jersey personal injury attorney Todd J. Leonard recently recovered a $3,100,000 settlement on behalf of his client who suffered serious injuries in an airport slip and fall accident in Essex County, New Jersey.
The accident occurred at Newark Liberty International Airport in February 2014. Leonard’s client was disembarking from a US Airways flight. She had to disembark onto the tarmac instead of a jetway due to the small size of the commuter plane. After stepping onto the tarmac, she slipped on icy pavement and fell.
She sustained serious injuries to her back and neck that required multiple spinal surgeries, and also injured her knee. Her injuries have prevented her from continuing her employment as a kidney dialysis technician.
“We are pleased to have achieved this settlement for our client and to have held the responsible parties accountable for their negligence,” said Leonard of the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm of Denville, New Jersey. “During the winter months, there is often snow and ice present on sidewalks, driveways and other walking surfaces around New Jersey. When businesses, including airports, fail to remove ice and snow, it creates dangerous conditions that can lead to slip and fall accidents.”
Leonard sued US Airways and American Airlines, its parent company, on the client’s behalf. The lawsuit also named other defendants including the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; Snowlift Inc., an ice and snow removal contractor; and AFCO AV Ports, a company that was contracted to manage the airport. The case was ultimately resolved in mediation after Leonard filed suit and engaged in extensive discovery.
“Slip and fall accidents can result in serious injuries that may require long-term medical treatment and even be life-threatening in some cases,” said Leonard. “As a result, it is important to speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer to understand your legal rights. You may be able to take legal action to recover compensation for your injuries.”
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Todd J. Leonard
Todd J. Leonard Law Firm
3010 Route 10 West
Denville, NJ 07834