Congratulations to John E. Basilone, Esq. of Goss & Fentress, PLC, in Norfolk, Virginia for the $500,000.00 verdict obtained on behalf of his client, a 47-year-old female who fell on snow and ice & suffered a severe dislocation and fractures of her right ankle.
The Plaintiff slipped and fell outside her housing complex several days after a snowstorm, suffering severe dislocation and fractures of the right ankle involving both the tibia and fibula with fragmentation of the bone, also known as a trimalleolar fracture. This injury required surgery with two incision points for open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) using a plate and multiple screws.
Mr. Basilone argued that the defendants were negligent in failing to clear or treat the 4” – 5” of snow and ice for three (3) days between the end of the storm and when the Plaintiff was injured, leaving the walkway, sidewalk, and parking lot in front of the townhouse unit rented to the Plaintiff in hazardous condition.
The Defense council argued that the Defendants were not negligent and that the plaintiff was guilty of contributory negligence and assumption of the risk. The highest offer prior to trial was $20,000; the Jury came back with a $500,000 verdict for the Plaintiff.
Goss & Fentress, PLC partnered with MediVisuals to develop multiple illustrations of the Plaintiff’s injuries and surgical procedure.