OFFICER RECEIVES A $600,000 SETTLEMENT FROM A COMMERCIAL BUILDING OWNER AFTER FALLING ON ICE IN THE PARKING LOT INJURING HIS SHOULDER
An Officer assigned to Queens South sustained a serious injury to his left shoulder when he slipped on a patch of ice after responding to a possible stolen vehicle in the parking lot of a privately owned commercial premise. The Officer sustained a labral tear which required two surgeries. The Officer was subsequently awarded a ¾ line-of-duty disability. DCD sued the owner of the property pursuant to GML §205-e alleging the property owner violated 9NYCRR 1242.3[a],[b]; 1244.1[c],[d]; 1245.1[c],[g],[h], Sections 27-479 and 28-301.1 of the New York City Administrative Code and Section 153.19 of the New York City Health Code, in failing to keep the parking lot free and unobstructed from dangerous conditions such as old ice. The matter settled for $600,000 at a mediation.