He didn't discover the puddle was actually a two-foot-deep pothole until after he'd rocketed over his bicycle...
Marlton, NJ (PRWEB) May 22, 2012
The New Jersey personal injury attorneys at Console and Hollawell P.C. reached a $290,000 settlement recently in connection with a 2010 bicycle accident that seriously injured a New Jersey man. The defendant, Bayshore Mall, was accused of failing to properly maintain its parking lot in Cape May, New Jersey.
According to court documents, the accident occurred while the client was riding his bicycle through the Bayshore Mall’s parking lot on his way to a local supermarket. He angled his bike to splash through what he believed to be an innocent puddle of water. He didn’t discover the puddle was actually a two-foot-deep pothole until after he’d rocketed over his bicycle and landed on the lot’s unforgiving concrete.
“Right off the bat he significantly injured his right shoulder,” states personal injury attorney Rick Hollawell. “He was immediately taken to the hospital and had to have an involved surgery.” The damage to the client’s shoulder was so substantial that doctors had to completely open the area and cut into his bone and muscle tissue to repair the damage. He also injured the discs in his cervical and lumbar spine. The next step in relieving pain associated with those injuries is invasive spinal surgery, which carries a lengthy recovery time.
Determining who was actually responsible for the pothole was the most challenging aspect of the case. The firm’s team of experienced attorneys worked diligently to locate the owner of the mall’s parking lot and hold them accountable for failing to maintain the grounds. The property owner, Bayshore Mall, agreed to the firm’s settlement proposal rather than risk taking the personal injury case to trial where the firm’s attorneys have been very successful in the past.
The recovery process for the client is ongoing. Today, he’s still living with neck and back pain as well as the discomfort from surgery as his shoulder continues to heal. The settlement is critical to meet his continuing medical expenses as he struggles to regain full use of his shoulder and live a pain-free life.
Console and Hollawell P.C. is a personal injury firm serving New Jersey and Pennsylvania accident victims for more than 17 years. Attorneys from the firm have received numerous awards, including top honors from SJ Magazine and the National Trial Lawyers Association. The firm’s tenacious pursuit of at-fault parties has led to a success rate of over 97 percent, tens of millions of dollars won and over 4,000 satisfied clients. If you or a loved one suffered injuries due to the negligent actions of others, contact Console and Hollawell today at 800-455-2746 and speak with one of their knowledgeable attorneys. You can also visit the firm’s website, http://www.consoleandhollawell.com, for more information.