No. CV 09-5031657 S
December 3, 2010
MEMORANDUM OF DECISION
This is a one-count civil action wherein the plaintiff is seeking money damages from the defendant for injuries and losses sustained on February 22, 2008 when she fell on an exterior stairway on premises known as 574 George Street in New Haven, Connecticut, allegedly owned by the defendant. The plaintiff claims that her fall was caused by an accumulation of ice on the stairway and inadequate lighting which rendered the stairs defective and dangerous, due to the negligence of the defendant, and that the defective condition of the stairway caused the plaintiff to fall and be injured.
The defendant has been defaulted for failure to appear. The defendant is not in the military service. This court heard this case as a hearing in damages on November 10, 2010.
As a result of her fall the plaintiff suffered a left distal radius intra-articular comminuted fracture and bruises and contusions of the body. She was required to have a cast and splint applied to her left arm and continues to require the use of a splint during bedtime. She continues to be in pain from her fractured wrist and continues to receive medical attention.
In connection with her hospital care and attention she has incurred hospital bills totaling $10,977.55. There is no deduction for collateral source payments.
As a result of the fall the plaintiff has suffered economic damages of $10,977.55 and noneconomic damages of $25,000.00. A judgment may enter as in favor of the plaintiff and against the defendant in the sum of $35,977.55.