Slip On Icy Sidewalk Worth $150,000 To Falls City Woman

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Lincoln Public Schools and the Nebraska School Activities Association will pay a Falls City woman $150,000 to settle a lawsuit she filed after falling on the district's icy sidewalks in 2010.

Barbara Froeschl's lawsuit said she was on her way to watch the Falls City Sacred Heart High School girls compete in the State Basketball Tournament when she slipped on an icy sidewalk at Lincoln High that had not been properly cleared and did not have warning signs.

Froeschl said she suffered multiple pelvis fractures and incurred nearly $33,000 in medical expenses in little more than a year. She said she also lost wages and suffers permanent injury.

The parties reached a mediated settlement. The school district will pay $140,000 and the NSAA $10,000.


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