Fall On Icy Sidewalk
Golden v. Hogan Meadows Manufactured Home Park LLC, Multnomah County Case No. 16CV36119
Plaintiff Golden was working as an in-home nurse when she was sent to Defendant’s trailer park to help a client with wound care. It was November of 2014 and had been snowing. She got out of her car and was walking on the sidewalk adjacent to the park when she slipped on accumulated snow and ice. She fell to the ground and struck her head, knocking her unconscious. She claimed that Defendant was negligent for not removing the snow/ice, not salting the sidewalk and not warning her of the hazardous conditions. She claimed the fall caused her a severe concussion and traumatic brain damage as well as a cervical strain and a head wound. She sought $100,000 for past medical expenses, $450,000 for future medical expenses, $1.1 Million for past and future lost earnings and $2 Million in non-economic damages.
Hogan Meadows denied that they acted negligently. They claimed Golden was the cause of her own injury for not rescheduling the appointment, not parking closer to the home she was visiting, and not taking precautions when walking on clearly visible snow and ice.
Plaintiff’s Counsel – Anne Foster
Defense Counsel – Scott Schauermann
Verdict – Defense Verdict (60% of negligence attributed to Plaintiff)
Date – June 7, 2018