Sunrise Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys Dell and Schaefer Recover $42,000 After Victim Suffers Minor Twisted Ankle Injury
The 40 year old victim, a resident of Wilton Manors, was visiting a friend who resided in a condominium in Sunrise, Florida. The victim was attending an outdoor party which took place at the barbecue grill in the common area. The barbecue grill patio was approximately one step level up above the ground level. The victim stepped down from the barbecue patio and onto the grass below when his foot got stuck in a drainage ditch. The drainage ditch was not visible because the owners of the condominium had planted greenery around the drainage ditch which completely blocked the ditch. The victim twisted his ankle and fell to the ground. The victim immediately felt pain in his left ankle. The victim waited a few days to see if the pain would go away. Unfortunately the pain did not subside.
The Victim Contacts Dell and Schaefer
Once the victim realized that the pain would not go away on his own, he knew he had to call an attorney. The victim contacted the Sunrise Slip and Fall Accident Attorneys Dell and Schaefer regarding his injuries. The victim then sought the care and medical treatment of a local chiropractor. The doctor diagnosed the client with a twisted ankle and placed him on an intense physical therapy regimen. After two weeks of therapy with no improvement, the chiropractor referred our client for an MRI of the ankle. The MRI showed very minimal injuries to the ankle. Because the MRI did not show positive findings for serious bodily injury, our client did not have to undergo any surgery.
Dell and Schaefer Negotiates A Settlement
Immediately after our client finished with his treatment of his ankle pain, our firm fired off a strong demand letter demanding a high payout for our client’s injuries. For this type of injury our firm sought money damages not just for bodily injury, but also aggravation of a preexisting injury, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, disability, mental anguish, past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and loss of ability to earn future wages. Immediately after receiving our demand letter, the firm contacted us and asked us if we would settle the claim without filing a lawsuit. After a lengthy negotiation process, our firm settled the case for $42,000! Our client was absolutely thrilled that we were able to recover $42,000 for a simple twisted ankle!