$1 Million Policy Limit Settlement for Fall Through Rusty Railing

Our client was watering a plant outside the front porch of his condominium unit. He leaned against the wrought iron railing surrounding the porch and it gave way, causing him to fall to the pavement below. He sustained a severe traumatic head injury and broke his neck in two places. He died a few hours later.

We brought suit on behalf of our client’s Estate and his wife against the condominium association for failing to inspect, maintain and repair the wrought iron railing. Over the years, the railing had rusted. The interior of the railing posts were so severely rusted that the entire railing broke off from the cement porch at its base when our client leaned against it.

Following two days of mediation, we settled this matter for the condominium association’s policy limits of $1,000,000.00.

Read an Article in the Connecticut Law Tribune about this case.