Woman sues Apple for $1m after glass door breaks nose

Grannys fury

An 83-year-old woman in the US has reportedly sued Apple for $1 million after she failed to see the glass door at one of the technology giant’s stores and smashed her face.

The incident dates back to December 13 last year when Evelyn Paswall, a former Manhattan fur-company vice-president, went to Apple’s Manhasset store to return an iPhone.

Approaching the store, the grandmother didn’t realise she was heading straight for a wall of glass. She smashed her face against it, breaking her nose, according to her suit filed in US Eastern District Federal Court.

In her suit, Paswall claims that the glass doors at the front of Apple Stores pose serious risk to the elderly, The New York Post reported.

No marks

She argues that the California-based company should have put marks on the glass so that older people could spot before they come face-to-face with disaster. “The defendant was negligent in allowing a clear, see-through glass wall and/or door to exist without proper warning,” her suit claims.

Paswall’s attorney Derek T Smith told the newspaper: “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, they have to appreciate the danger that this high-tech modern
architecture poses to some people.”

He added: “The stereotypical Apple customer is a Gen-Y person or a teenager or a college student, but they have to realize that the elderly generation are their customers, too.”

Apple officials and workers at the Manhasset store have declined to comment.

 

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