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CLAIM: Woman Critically Injured Due To “Dilapidated” Condition Of Area Near Stadium

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BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A woman attending the 2020 Boca Bowl at Florida Atlantic University is now suing the school after attorneys says she was critically injured.

Richerria Brady, according to the just filed lawsuit, fell near the entrance to Gate 4 — an area allegedly in poor condition with no signs or markings telling visitors to be careful. The suit alleges that school personnel knew the area was dangerous, but did nothing to protect the public.

From the lawsuit:

“On or about December 22. 2020, Plaintiff, RICHERRIA BRADY, visited FAU’s
premises located at the above address to attend the Boca Raton Bowl football game between UCF and BYU. At said time and place, Plaintiff, RICHERRIA BRADY, was invitee, lawfully upon
the campus walking toward and/or near Gate 4 of the FAU Stadium.”

“At all times material, FAU, as the entity that owned, possessed, managed, maintained, controlled, and/or operated the walkways at 1880 Florida Atlantic Blvd., Boca Raton, FL 33431 approaching FAU Stadium, had/has a non-delegable duty to exercise reasonable care in maintaining its property and common areas to be free from trip and fall hazards.”

“At said time and place, Defendant, FAU, breached its duty owed to Plaintiff,
RICHERRIA BRADY, by committing one or more of the following omissions or commissions:
Negligently failing to maintain or adequately maintain the common area walkways, including the walkways to FAU Stadium, to be free from hazardous elevation changes in the concrete, hazardous unlevel concrete, and in a dilapidated condition, thus creating a hazardous condition to members of the public.”

The suit claims that Brady suffered critical injuries.

“As a direct and proximate result of the negligence of Defendant, Plaintiff suffered
bodily injury in and about her body and extremities, including but not limited to a comminuted left distal radius intra-articular volar-displaced fracture and other injuries, resulting in pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, permanent and significant scarring, mental anguish, loss of the capacity for the enjoyment of life, expense of hospitalization, medical and nursing care and treatment, loss of earning, loss of the ability to earn money, and aggravation of previously existing condition. The losses are either permanent or continuing and Plaintiff will suffer the losses in the future.”

The lawsuit seeks in excess of $30,000, the statutory minimum for filing in Palm Beach County Circuit Court.

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