Unmaintained Parking Lot
A woman on her way to church tripped over a parking barrier, which had been pushed onto the sidewalk by vehicles using a nearby parking lot. The parking lot had been cited on previous occasions for obstructing traffic on the sidewalk. Despite the fact that the property owner had received numerous complaints, warnings, and citations regarding these parking barriers, nothing was done to prevent the parking barriers from being moved. The woman suffered injuries to both her shoulders and her neck. Just before trial, the woman received $800,000.