83-Year Old Suing Apple After Walking into Glass Doors at Retail Store

83-year old Evelyn Paswall is suing Apple after walking into the glass doors at the Apple Store Manhassett on Long Island reports CBS New York. She is asking for $75,000 in medical expenses plus punitive damages for negligence totaling $1 million.

Paswall claims that she didn’t realize that she was walking into a wall of glass as she approached the store, and says that she broke her nose as a result of the collision.

Her suit claims that “the defendant was negligent ... in allowing a clear, see-through glass wall and/or door to exist without proper warning.”

The Manhassett Apple Store has floor-to-ceiling glass walls at the front and rear of the store, with doors in the middle at both ends. It's a similar design to the Scottsdale Quarter and Lincoln Park stores.

window warning stickers

The white "crash graphics" installed on the Apple Store transparent windows.
Image courtesy IFOAppleStore.

Last year, Apple had white stickers installed on the transparent glass of all Apple Stores to help prevent such collisions from occurring. However, the plaintiff's lawyer says that any markings that were on the glass are insufficient, saying his "client is an octogenarian. She sees well, but she did not see any glass.”

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El Cabong Avatar
160 months ago
Alternate headline: Birds Smarter than 83-Year Old
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FlameofAnor Avatar
160 months ago
Since when does a broken nose cost $75,000 in medical expenses? :rolleyes:
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dacreativeguy Avatar
160 months ago
She probably thought her reflection was another old lady moving towards her so she tried to attack her.
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160 months ago
1m$

Crap! Is it too late to get in on this racket? Better call Saul!
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160 months ago
Maybe she got excited when she saw all those balls.
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Xavier Avatar
160 months ago
How fast was she walking?
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