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Injured Pedestrian Recovers $425,000 for Slip and Fall on Black Ice in Parking Garage in Maryland

In February 2011, Plaintiff was walking to her car in a parking garage and slipped and fell on black ice.  She had two knee surgeries due to a patella fracture and likely needed a third surgery.  The ice appeared to have formed from a leaking roof above and the garage appeared to be in need of maintenance and repairs.  The lighting was also poor.  Plaintiff’s attorney retained an architect who would have testified that the garage never should have leaked if it were properly maintained by the Defendants.  The case settled at a mediation after a lawsuit was filed and after Plaintiff’s deposition was taken.  Medical bills were $127,000.  Past lost wages claimed were $73,000 and future lost wages were also claimed.