An 83-year-old grandmother is suing Apple for US$1 million for injuries sustained after she walked into the glass door of a Long Island store.
According to News.com.au, Evelyn Paswall believes Apple was negligent in using its signature glass architecture because it was an unmarked hazard.
Apple’s stores have become a symbol for the company and thought to demonstrate Apple’s innovative and sleek image – an idea disputed by Paswall’s attorney.
“Apple wants to be cool and modern and have the type of architecture that would appeal to the tech crowd,” said her attorney, Derek Smith, according to News.com.au. “But, on the other hand, they have to appreciate the danger that this high-tech modern architecture poses to some people.”
In a claim filed to the US Eastern District Federal court, the Queens resident is seeking compensation for a broken nose and facial injuries, stating Apple should have provided adequate markings on the glass.
“The defendant was negligent … in allowing a clear, see-through glass wall and/or door to exist without proper warning,” her suit said.