In February 2018, our client, an elderly woman, was on her way to the grocery store in the Sheepshead Bay section of Brooklyn, when she tripped and fell on a broken sidewalk adjoining a synagogue in the neighborhood where she lived. After falling, our client was taken by ambulance to the Emergency Room at Maimonides Medical Center where she was admitted and eventually underwent surgery to repair her fractured hip.
Schulman Blitz, LLP discovered that the synagogue knew that the sidewalk was broken and dangerous well before our client’s accident, but decided that fixing it was too expensive and chose to let it remain in a state of disrepair.
Schulman Blitz, LLP commenced a lawsuit on behalf of our client and during litigation Justin Blitz, Esq. and Jeffrey Liu, Esq. settled the case for $275,000, providing our client with just compensation for her significant injuries.