Verdict in Lexington

Donna Roland broke her arm in two places after tripping and falling in front of the Lexington County Auxiliary Administration building. Roland sued Lexington County in October of 2020 after she fell while stepping down from an unsafe and dangerous curb leaving the County building.

The State newspaper reported the $2 million verdict by a unanimous jury against Lexington County after the County frivolously refused to accept responsibility.  As a result of the fall, Roland, who was 60 years old at the time, broke her arm in two places and had to undergo surgery 10 days later.  Roland incurred $92,000 in medical bills.

She did not want to sue. She offered to settle with the county for $150,000. Lexington County declined that offer. Hubris.