Slip and Fall Accident - Premises Liability.
A WRSMH attorney obtained a settlement of $350,000 on behalf of a 22 year old woman who slipped and fell on an accumulation of snow and ice while ascending the exterior steps of the defendants’ residential building.
As a result of the accident, our client suffered significant injuries to her right ankle, which required surgical intervention and physical therapy, and which will ultimately lead to post-traumatic arthritis. Just prior to jury selection, we were able to negotiate a settlement in the amount of $350,000 for our client’s past and future pain and suffering. Our theory was that the defendants were negligent in failing to properly remove the snow and ice and therefore failed to use reasonable care under the circumstances. Given the possible exposure the defendants faced, they opted to settle the case.