West Virginia University Settles Slip-And-Fall Suit For $18,000

West Virginia University Settles Slip-And-Fall Suit For $18,000West Virginia State University recently ended a legal dispute with one of its former students by agreeing to pay her $18,000 for the dismissal of her personal injury lawsuit.

Faith Burdette had alleged that in 2006, when she was a student at the institution, she slipped and fell due to a pool of water that had accumulated from a broken water fountain on the premises, according to the West Virginia Record.

In agreeing to settle with Burdette for $18,000, the university admits no liability, and she agreed to reimburse Medicaid and Social Security for the funds they provided to treat the injuries that allegedly resulted from the fall, the news provider reports.

According to the university’s website, West Virginia State University was founded in 1890 as one of 17 land-grant institutions designated by the U.S. Congress to provide education for African-American citizens. After the 1954 Supreme Court decision outlawing school segregation, the university reportedly become an integrated institution with a student body comprised of various races.