Trip and Fall on Broken Sidewalk – Hip Fracture
An elderly woman tripped and fell on a sidewalk at a doctor’s office fracturing her hip. Prior to the incident, the doctor’s office had attempted to make a repair to the sidewalk by filling a gap with concrete. This repair was improperly done causing the cement to crack into loose pieces, thereby creating a hazard. The woman tripped or slipped on the different pieces of cement that were 1/8″ to 1/4″ thick. March 2017.