$755,000 Paid to a Condominium Resident Following Fall from a Tree
A Freehold man, 68, was trying to be helpful when he climbed a tall ladder to assist his Condominium Association in cutting down a dead tree limb on the property owned by the Association. The limb broke unexpectedly, hitting the ladder on which the man was standing and knocking him twenty six feet to the ground. As a result, the man broke his pelvis, clavicle, elbow, leg and ribs, and suffered an injury to his head.
The man and his wife retained Maggs & McDermott which immediately investigated the cause of the accident. After consulting numerous tree removal and condominium experts, the Firm filed suit against the Condominium Association alleging that it was negligent for failing to use a professional service to remove the tree and failing to give our client the proper tools, training and support to remove such a large tree limb. The Condominium Association maintained that it was not their responsibility because our client voluntarily went up the ladder to cut down the tree limb.
The Firm reached a settlement with the Condominium Association where our clients received $755,000.
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