Slip and Fall On New Year’s Eve Settles For Large Sum

Our client, a woman in her mid-thirties, entered a night club with her family to celebrate on New Year’s Eve. The club was full of people dancing, and every table was filled with customers enjoying their dinner and drinks. The entire club was packed and it was very difficult to move. However, our client and her family found a corner of the dance floor where they could all dance and have a great time. It is here where our client suffered her injury.

Client Slips and Falls On An Unknown Substance

While our client was dancing, she suddenly slipped and fell on the dance floor. Her clothes were drenched in liquid. The cause of her fall was believed to be because patrons were bringing their drinks onto the dance floor and were spilling liquid onto the dance floor without ever cleaning it up or informing management. After leaving the club, our client went to the hospital where she was diagnosed with a slight fracture of the wrist. Since our client never made an incident report, she thought she could not file a claim with the club owner’s insurance company. She was incorrect and almost lost out on a large personal injury settlement.

Sister of Client Requests that Our Client Speak To An Attorney

Almost six months had passed since the incident. Our client’s sister was very concerned for the health and well being of her sister. As a result, she asked her to contact a law firm just to be sure that she did or did not have a case. Our client called Pembroke Pines Slip And Fall Attorneys Dell and Schaefer. After hearing the facts of the case, our firm believed that the owners of the club were negligent for allowing patrons dancing on the dance floor to also bring their drinks onto the dance floor. Our firm believed it was foreseeable that allowing intoxicated people to bring open drinks on the dance floor would result in liquid on the floor as well as subsequent injuries to those unsuspecting people who could slip and fall on the liquid. As a result, our firm took the case.

Dell and Schaefer Negotiate A Settlement

Immediately after being hired by our client, our firm filed a bodily injury demand against the insurance company for the club. Our firm sought monetary damages 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. Originally, the insurance company denied the claim alleging that we had no proof that our client was injured in their club. Without hesitation, our firm showed the insurance company the hospital intake record that our client filled out when she entered into the hospital. On the intake form, she stated that she was injured in a club the night before when she slipped and fell on the wet dance floor. The insurance company immediately knew our firm was able to prove that our client was indeed on the dance floor when she fell. In the face of heavy pressure from our firm, the insurance company offered a large sum of money to settle the case.

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