Elderly Woman Slams Into Glass Door at Apple Store, Sues for $1M
Ever since the first Apple store was established in 2001, the all-glass storefronts have become seriously iconic. But one woman became the victim of modern architecture when she accidentally walked into a glass door at an Apple store and broke her nose. Now she’s suing the company for $1 million in damages.
83-year-old Evelyn Passwall was returning an iPhone at an Apple store in Long Island when the injury occurred. According to Passwall’s attorney, Derek T. Smith, Apple doesn’t do nearly enough to warn customers, especially the elderly, about the stores’ transparent exteriors.
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,” Smith said.
According to Smith, Apple needs to understand that young people aren’t its only customers. “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,” he said.
What do you think? Does Passwall have a case? Or was this simply an accident where no one is to blame?