In Dec. 2011 Evelyn Paswall, 83, went to return an iPhone to Apple's Manhasset, Long Island store and experienced a broken nose as a result of an accident.
The woman did not see the glass door and walked right into it, hitting her nose hard enough to break it. After this accident, Paswall decided to sue Apple for the $1 million, $75,000 of which is for medical expenses, reported CNET
The New York Post
, interviewed Paswall's attorney, who noted the negligence.
“Apple wants to be cool and modern and have the type of architecture that would appeal to the tech crowd, but on the other hand," said attorney Derek T. Smith, "But they have to appreciate the danger that this high-tech modern architecture poses to some people.”
The lawsuit, filed in US Eastern District federal court, claims Apple as negligent in "allowing a clear, see-through glass wall and/or door to exist without proper warning.”
Reportedly, Apple has warning strips on that particular store, but they are small and white; it is not known if those strips existed at the time of Paswall's accident.
“There were no markings on the glass or they were inadequate,” Smith said. “My client is an octogenarian. She sees well, but she did not see any glass.”
At this time Paswall, a fur-dealer, told the New York Post
in a separate article, “I may be elderly, but I’m very active, and I’m still driving too!”
Whether Apple will be held negligent remains to be seen, however, Paswall is not the first to walk into glass.