Posted On Behalf of Levinson Axelrod on March 12, 2014 in Slip and Fall Injuries
An elderly man and his wife, represented by Levinson Axelrod attorney Mark V. Kuminski, was awarded over $1 million by a jury for the injuries he sustained after falling on ice outside of their apartment in Edison in 2010.
The trial lasted seven days but took only two hours of deliberation for the jury to reach a verdict. Edward and Alice Kicki, 83 and 81 years old, were awarded damages for pain and suffering, medical bills and a reimbursement to Medicare which totaled over $1 million after pre-judgment interest is calculated.
Kicki slipped on ice in front of their home in Edison Woods on Dec. 28, 2010. The fell broke Kicki’s right hip, which he had replaced but which still felt unstable to him. Kicki now has unbearable pain when he sleeps or lies on his right side and walks with a four-pronged cane.
"My client was happy he was successful and happy the process was over," said Kuminski.
Kicki’s wife was awarded $300,000 for loss of services after her husband’s injury, but died unexpectedly several days after the court ruling. Kicki said his wife’s portion of the award will become part of her estate.
If you or someone you love was injured in a New Jersey slip-and-fall accident on ice, you may have a valid injury claim. Contact Levinson Axelrod today for free legal advice and help recovering the compensation you deserve.