$500k for Fall at Lawyer’s Office

Sersheck v. Deneglio: A Little Egg Harbor woman will receive $500.000 as compensation for back injuries she sustained when she slipped and fell on an icy deck at a lawyer’s office. Plaintiff Debra Versheck, now 58, and Harleysville Ins. Co., the carrier for defen- dants Ralph Deneglio, Delo Bay Holding Co., and DDL Enterprises, the owners of the office building where the accident occurred, agreed to the settlement April 10 after a settlement conference before Ocean County Superior Court Judge Craig Wellerson, said Versheck’s attorney, Clifton solo Steven Haddad. Versheck was injured Feb. 13, 2011, as she was leav- ing the Tuckerton office of an attorney, Joseph Kurzrok, Haddad said. The lawsuit alleged that Versheck slipped on ice that had accumulated on an illegally constructed deck. Haddad said Versheck aggravated existing lower back injuries, requiring her to undergo disc fusion. Kurzrok was not a party in the lawsuit, Haddad said. Harleysville retained Charles Little, of Little, Bigley, Baughman, Teague & Daprile-Ragoza in Mount Laurel to represent the defen- dants. He did not return a call seeking comment.

-By Michael Booth