Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Managing Partner Mark Kuminski has secured a $300,000 settlement on behalf of a client who was injured after stepping into a pothole.
As noted in court documents, Mark represented a tractor-trailer driver who was harmed in the course of making an after-hours delivery at a warehouse. Records show the man had stepped into a pothole in the warehouse parking lot while descending from his tractor-trailer.
In addition to the presence of the pothole, which should have been recognized as a potential danger by the premises owner, lighting in the facility was insufficient. The lack of lighting, it was argued, made it difficult to see deficits and potential hazards on the parking lot.
As a result of stepping into the pothole, the man suffered injury to a ligament in his ankle, which caused considerable pain, reduced mobility, and the need to undergo surgery.
By illustrating failures of the facility owner in rectifying hazards it knew or should have known about – including both the pothole and insufficient lighting in the parking lot – Mark was able to successfully negotiate an out-of-court settlement for his client totaling $300,0000. The recovery will aid Mark’s client in covering his medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other economic and non-economic damages.
Mark V. Kuminski is a New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Civil Trial Attorney who has been with Levinson Axelrod, P.A. his entire professional career. Over his many years in practice, Mark has cultivated a reputation as a seasoned trial lawyer and passionate advocate, and has amassed a record of success which includes numerous million and multi-million dollar results in cases involving premises liability, motor vehicle accidents, construction site accidents, and more. Contact us to discuss a potential case.