$ 850,000 Settlement - Premises Liability - Woman Trips on Sidewalk's Protruding Oil-Line

A 60 year-old department stores counter person, tripped on an oil-supply-line cap that was protruding from the surface of a sidewalk that was located in the Astoria section of Queens, New York. The woman fell and sustained an elbow injury. She sued the adjacent property’s owners, the property’s former oil vendors, Gotham Petroleum Transport Inc. and Petro Inc.; and the property’s current oil supplier, Castle Oil Corp. The woman alleged that the defendants created a dangerous condition.


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