Lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. recently settled a claim for well known telenovela actress Katie Barberi. Ms. Barberi has played roles in several television series, including Grachi, Mi corazón insiste… en Lola Volcán, and Doña Bárbara. She also played a role in the NBC series The Bronx Zoo. Click here for her complete filmography.
In 2011, Ms. Barberi was injured when she was visiting a home in the Chicago area. As she descended a carpeted residential stairway, a step gave way causing Katie to fall. She struck her upper back on the stairs.
A subsequent inspection of the stairway revealed that the step was in fact broken and the nature of the step was unknown to Katie due to the obscuring carpet. The property owners had previous notice of the defective condition.
Katie suffered an upper back injury and underwent physical therapy to manage her pain and recover.
Abels & Annes, P.C. brought a claim on Katie’s behalf against the homeowner’s insurance policy covering the property and successfully settled the matter without having to file a lawsuit.
Fortunately Katie made a complete recovery and was able to continue her acting career soon after. The amount of the settlement is confidential.
Defective stairway injuries are not uncommon. Often builders and property owners cut corners when constructing and maintaining stairs. They often violate local building codes and ordinances. We have investigated and resolved several of these claims over recent years. In many cases we retain architects to inspect the property at issue to help us better determine if there is a viable case.
If you have been injured in a premises liability accident, whether it was a fall down stairs, or a slip and fall in a store, contact the injury lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. for a free consultation. Our experienced accident attorneys are here to answer your questions 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 855-LAW-CHICAGO.
The above statement was made with the express written consent of our client, Katie Barberi.
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