Slip and Fall – Plaintiff Caused to Slip on Ice Outside His Condominium and Damaging His Knee
The plaintiff was leaving his home in Andover, Massachusetts, carrying one of his children to the car when he
slipped on ice and landed on his elbow and knee. Plaintiff was able to show that the treatment of the parking
lot was not done in a reasonable manner which caused black ice to form. He could not brace himself properly due
to the fact that he was carrying his child and did not want the child to get hurt. He experienced some swelling
in his knee and was later evaluated by a doctor.
As a result of the accident, the plaintiff tore his left meniscus in his knee and could no longer walk for a long
period of time and had difficulty standing. There is no surgery to repair the injury, and he is too young for a
full knee replacement. Due to the lack of availability of remedies, he has to undergo extensive physical therapy
and cortisone shots every few months to diminish his daily pain.