Gail Phillips v. City of Birmingham

Jon Ethan Lewis

Case Conclusion Date:August 18, 2004

Practice Area:Slip and Fall Accident

Outcome:$50,000 Verdict

Description:Ms. Phillips was walking on the sidewalk in Birmingham, Alabama. Her foot caught an area which had been repaired improperly. When she fell, she broke her arm which required surgery and an external fixator. The City would not offer her a dime so we had to try the case. It was clear from the depositions and testimony of the witnesses that this sidewalk had been a problem, and they attempted a repair instead of replacing it. The repair masked the height difference so you could not see the uneven portion which is what caused Ms. Phillips' fall.