The lawyers of Thomas & Wan are pleased to announce a jury verdict in Jasper County, Texas of over $185,000 on behalf of their client who broke her ankle in two places after tripping on a dangerous ramp at a senior center. The ramp was in deplorable condition for seniors, disbled people or even able-bodied people. The ramp had rotted and missing wood, raised nails, wobbly and short handrails, an uneven surface and was too steep--all in violation of standard Texas and Federal building codes and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The client may have to have her foot amputated as a result of the trip and fall.
The verdict included $75,000 in future pain and suffering and $45,000 in future medical damages. Contributory negligence of the Plaintiff for 25% was found by the jury.