Dell and Schaefer Recover $100,000 for a slip and fall victim
Author: Attorney Daniel Villalobos
Our Client Slips And Falls In Sedano’s
Our client, a middle aged mother, was walking in Sedano’s to do her normal shopping. Suddenly and without warning she walked on coffee beans that another customer had spilled on the floor. Her legs slid out from under her and she fell flat on her bottom and back. Fortunately one of her family members was present and was able to take a picture of our client lying on the ground with the coffee beans all over the floor. Sedano’s did not put any caution signs on the floor and made no efforts to clean the floor or warn of the dangerous condition. Our client felt pain immediately in her neck and back. She called the Miami Slip and Fall Attorneys Dell And Schaefer. Our firm quickly signed up the case and began the process of zealously representing her rights under the law.
Client Undergoes Surgery
Within a week of the fall, our client began a course of physical therapy with a local chiropractor. The chiropractor diagnosed our client with a sprain/strain of the neck and back. He prescribed an intense physical therapy regimen. After months of treatment without relief from pain, our client underwent an MRI of her neck and back. The MRI showed multiple herniated discs up and down her spine. Because the MRI findings were positive, our client was referred out to an orthopedic surgeon. The orthopedic surgeon recommended surgery, an endoscopic discectomy. Because our client was in so much pain, she decided to undergo the procedure.
Dell and Schaefer Negotiate A Settlement
After the surgery, our firm filed a bodily injury demand against Crum and Forster, the insurance company for Sedano’s. Our firm sought monetary compensation for bodily injury, aggravation of a preexisting injury, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, disability, mental anguish, past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and impairment of ability to earn future wages. The insurance company quickly denied the claim alleging that my client fell in Sedan’s twenty years ago and suffered similar injuries. They insinuated that our client was staging the accidents on purpose in order to collect money. Our firm denied such ridiculous allegations and drafted a lawsuit. We threatened to file the lawsuit unless the insurance company paid the claim. We also informed them that our firm would seek damages in excess of the policy limits if they did not pay the claim immediately. In the face of pressure from our office the insurance company finally caved in and settled the case for $100,000. Our client was absolutely thrilled that her case could settle for such a high amount, even though she did in fact fall in the same store earlier in her life.
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