Slip and Fall in a Store Such as Walmart and Publix Settles For $125,000

Attorney Daniel VillalobosAuthor: Attorney Daniel Villalobos

Client Enters Store To Buy Items

Due to a confidentiality clause at the time the case settled, our firm is not able to release the name of the store in which our client was shopping in. However the store was a large store similar to a Walmart or Publix located in Hollywood, Florida. On the date of the incident our client had entered into the store in order to buy a few things for her house. She was in one isle looking for a particular item. When she could not find it she asked an employee where the item was found. He directed her to the next isle over and told her where to find out. He did not tell her though that another employee was mopping up the floor and to be careful of the slippery conditions on the floor. Unbeknownst of her impending fate she unknowingly entered into the slippery isle. Suddenly and without warning she slipped and fell on the wet floor. Our client was a very petite hairdresser and the floor caused the impact directly with our client’s hip bone. Fortunately nothing was broken but nevertheless she did take quite the fall, the likes of which would make even the most pain-tolerant people cringe.

Client Undergoes Treatment

After the fall our client underwent treatment at a local chiropractic office in Miramar, Florida, where our client resided. After the treatment was over she felt almost 90% better, but never fully recovered to her pre-fall condition. It was at this time she knew she needed to pursue a legal case against the store. She called the Hollywood Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys Dell and Schaefer to the rescue! Our firm quickly took the case and began the process of zealously representing her interests.

Dell and Schaefer Negotiate A Settlement

As with most slip and fall cases, our firm received a denial letter after filing a bodily injury demand against the store. The store claimed that they saw on video a wet floor sign in the area and also ropes sectioning off the wet floor area. They also claimed our client climbed over the ropes to the area that was purposely blocked off. Our firm doubted this version of the events considering none of the attorneys at our firm had ever seen such a thing in a store like this. We believed the store was flat out lying. As a result our firm filed a lawsuit and requested the video. Upon receiving the video in the discovery phase of the trial, our firm was able to confirm that our client’s version of the events were the truth. We set the case for mediation and settled the case for $125,000.

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