Trip and Fall
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes |
An elderly client sustained significant facial injuries after tripping on a cable cord in her apartment. Prior to the fall, the apartment complex decided to remove the carpet from the client’s apartment and replace it with laminate flooring. Rather than relocating the cable television cord that was secured under the carpet, the floor installer simply left the cable cord on top of the new laminate floor. The apartment complex blamed the installers. The installers blamed another company and that other company blamed another company. No one would take responsibility for the client’s injuries. Attorney Matthew Noyes had to file a lawsuit against the apartment complex that made the unilateral decision to change the flooring. Through litigation, the parties finally took responsibility for the client’s injuries and damages.