Woman, 83, Sues Apple After Walking Into Glass Door

Evelyn Paswall wants $1M
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 26, 2012 2:26 PM CDT
A line of customers enter an Apple store after it was closed from nine to noon, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, in Scottsdale, Ariz.   (AP Photo/Matt York)
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(Newser) – "Apple wants to be cool and modern" with its nifty glass front doors, says the indignant lawyer for an 83-year-old woman who was foiled by those very doors, "but they have to realize that the elderly generation are their customers, too." Evelyn Paswall, the octogenarian in question, broke her nose after failing to see the door at a Long Island Apple Store and walking right into it. Now she's suing for $1 million, the New York Post reports.

Apple has to "appreciate the danger that this high-tech modern architecture poses to some people," her lawyer says. Paswall also wants Apple to put warning marks on the glass doors so that similar situations can be avoided in the future. The Post notes that there were white warning strips on the glass Friday, but they may not have been there in December when the incident occurred: "There were no markings on the glass or they were inadequate," Paswall's lawyer says. "My client is an octogenarian. She sees well, but she did not see any glass." (Read more octogenarian stories.)

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