Woman Incurs $30k in Medical Bills Due to Falling on an Uneven Sidewalk
CHARLOTTE, NC – According to an online news report at wcnc.com, an uneven sidewalk in Charlotte, North Carolina causes a woman to sustain injuries and $30,000 in medical bills.*
Unfortunately, uneven sidewalks are commonplace in Charlotte, North Carolina, and they impact those who walk, bike or push a stroller. There have been staggering amount of complaints claiming that sidewalk repairs are needed. In fact, records from the city evince that over the past few years, there have been hundreds of reports of uneven sidewalks and associated injuries. Specifically, there are over 300 pages of people reporting uneven sidewalks since 2017.
One woman tripped and fell on an uneven sidewalk and incurred approximately $30,000 in medical bills as a result. The woman fell on an uneven sidewalk located across the BB&T Ballpark back in 2018. “Blood was pouting out of my nose,” the woman said. “I just went straight on my nose and it broke. I heard it break.”
An officer witnessed the entire accident. He came running to the woman and called for emergency personnel to come to scene and render aid to the woman.
Earlier in 2019, the news outlet interviewed an 80-year-old woman who provides that she fell on an uneven sidewalk located outside of the government in uptown. She was sent the hospital although her injuries were minor. She sustained a cut lip, a hurt knee, and her glasses broke.
Soon after the above incident, a male victim indicates that he fell off of his scooter due to the fact that a portion of a sidewalk was missing. The accident occurred in the South End. “I flew over and landed on my shoulder and my hand,” the man stated.
Another report indicates that mothers with strollers must often walk in the street as a result of the poor shape of sidewalks throughout the city of Charlotte. In one instance, a woman reported that her child sustained injuries due to an uneven sidewalk.
The Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT) provided that they hired an expert to survey the pedestrian infrastructure in the city. CDOT indicates that when their analysis is complete, they will be able to better understand the extent of the problem.
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