Slip and Fall Fracture: Algae On The Sidewalk
Our client was visiting the emergency room of a hospital late in the evening, when she slipped and fell on the sidewalk outside. Investigation revealed there was large algae formation at the spot of the fall that was not visible at night. The algae was caused by a depression in the concrete sidewalk that had collected water from nearby lawn sprinklers. The hospital failed to perform necessary maintenance to either eliminate the algae, or fix the depression in the sidewalk. The fall caused a fracture of the kneecap, requiring surgical care and extensive rehabilitation.