Broken Glass Vase Case Settles For Large Undisclosed Amount

Our Client Enters Into A Department Store

Our client, a hardworking American woman, enters into a department store in order to buy a glass vase decoration for her house. Numerous vases are lined up in a row. The vases consisted of two parts—the bottom part and the top part. The top part of the vase rested on top of the bottom part, however there was no way to fasten the top part to the bottom part. Our client was intrigued with this new type of design. She decided to purchase the vase if the price was right. She looked around the vase but could not see the price tag. She noticed that the price tag was underneath the vase. So she did what any average American would do, she turned the vase upside down to look at the price tag. However, our client was unaware that the top part of the vase was not fastened to the bottom part. After she tilted the vase, the top part fell off and fell down and landed on her foot. The glass then hit the floor and shattered into thousands of pieces. All cut up and bloody, our client made a report and left the store, not knowing what to do.

Our Client Requires Medical Attention

That night, as she lay in bed she felt an uncontrollable pain in her foot, our client decided to see the orthopedic doctor as soon as possible. The doctor examined her foot and diagnosed her with damage to the tendons in her foot. The doctor recommended reconstructive surgery to repair the damage to the foot. Our client could not afford the high deductibles of her health insurance, however she had no choice but to undergo the operation.

Our Client Is Unable To Pay Her Medical Bills

As a result of the surgery, our client knew she would not be able to pay the medical bills, deductibles, co-pays, and medications on her own. She contacted the Hollywood Negligence Attorneys Dell and Schaefer. Our firm believed that the department store was negligent for failing to warn customers that the vase consisted of two pieces, failure to fasten the top and bottom together, and for negligently placing the price tags underneath the vase having full knowledge that placing the price tags underneath would cause any average person to turn the vase upside down. Our firm sought monetary damages for bodily injury, aggravation of a preexisting injury, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, disability, mental anguish, property damage, past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and impairment of ability to earn future wages.

After a lengthy negotiation, the insurance company made a very nice offer to settle this case. Unfortunately the amount of the settlement cannot be disclosed because the department store required a non disclosure clause to protect their best interests. However, our client was absolutely thrilled that our firm went the extra mile to make sure this accident would not bankrupt her and her family. Call us for a free consultation, there is no fee or costs unless we recover money for you.

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