$9,000 – As the plaintiff walked to her car in the hospital parking lot after visiting hours, she did not see that the parking lot was six inches lower than the sidewalk, as both were asphalt and it was dark.

Settled. As the plaintiff walked to her car in the hospital parking lot after visiting hours, she did not see that the parking lot was six inches lower than the sidewalk, as both were asphalt and it was dark. Taking a normal step, her foot went lower than she expected, she rolled her ankle and fractured it. The drop off was not marked and there was inadequate lighting. The hospital is under a duty to provide reasonably safe premises for those lawfully on the property. Her medical bills were $1,570. Self-insured hospital.