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$1.32 Million Recovered for Retired NYPD Officer Injured in Essex County, NJ Slip and Fall

Trial Attorney Richard A. Reinartz of The Reinartz Law Firm recently obtained a $1.32 Million settlement for a client who was injured in a slip and fall accident. On Sunday January 5, 2014, retired New York City Police Department officer Andrew L. slipped and fell on ice located on the front steps of his apartment complex in Verona, NJ. As a result, Andrew sustained a trimalleolar fracture of his left ankle requiring multiple surgical procedures. It was alleged in the ensuing Essex County personal injury lawsuit that the owner of the premises had been negligent and failed to take proper measures to protect apartment residents such as Andrew against snow and ice hazards at the property. Liability and damages were disputed by the defense, and a total of 6 expert witnesses in various disciplines were retained by The Reinartz Law Firm to support Andrew’s case. The lawsuit settled just prior to a scheduled July 2016 jury trial, following a two-day mediation with the Hon. Paul J. Vichness (Ret.).