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Seattle Athlete's $13 Million Injury Verdict: A Call for Better Sidewalk Maintenance

In 2021, an ultramarathon athlete's life was tragically altered due to a fall on a neglected sidewalk in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood. This incident, which resulted in severe injuries and multiple surgeries, has culminated in a jury awarding over $13 million to the injured party. This verdict held the city of Seattle and an apartment building owner responsible, emphasizing the significant risks associated with poorly maintained walkways.

Lesley Mettler Auld, a professional fitness coach and experienced ultramarathon runner, suffered severe damage to her quadriceps after falling on a stretch of sidewalk consistently covered in water and algae. Despite her athletic prowess and numerous completed ultramarathons, Lesley now struggles to walk and can no longer run. Her case serves as a stark reminder of the critical importance of proper sidewalk maintenance to prevent such devastating accidents.

At A.C. Moate Industries, we understand the profound impact that well-maintained concrete surfaces can have on safety and liability. Our comprehensive services, including sidewalk replacement, curb replacement, concrete patching, asphalt paving and removal, traffic line striping, crack fill, and sealcoating, are designed to ensure your commercial properties are safe and compliant with all relevant regulations.

Why Choose A.C. Moate Industries?

  • Expertise: Our team has decades of experience delivering top-notch concrete services.

  • Quality: We use the best materials and techniques to ensure durable and reliable results.

  • Reliability: We complete projects on time and within budget, minimizing disruption to your business.

  • Safety: Our work complies with all safety standards, reducing your risk of costly litigation.

Don’t let a preventable accident put your business at risk. Invest in the safety and longevity of your property with A.C. Moate Industries. Request a proposal today, and let us show you how our expert services can protect your clients, customers, and reputation.

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Remember, we are your best vendor for commercial parking lot needs such as asphalt paving, crack fill, sealcoat, line striping, concrete, curb, sweeping, winter services and much, much more.

Best regards,

Kyle Artzt - Business Developer

A.C. Moate Industries

Cell: (253) 457-2428


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