Target Slip And Fall Settles For Large Confidential Settlement
Author: Attorney Daniel Villalobos
Client Slips And Falls In Target Department Store
Our client, who was a middle aged man, was walking in Target near the toiletry section. Suddenly and without warning, he slipped and fell on a clear liquid on the floor. After he fell he was dazed and confused for a few moments. When he regained his composure he looked down and saw what he believed to be hand sanitizer on the floor and all over his clothing. The employees of Target came to our client’s aid and helped him up. Fortunately my client immediately took pictures of the hand sanitizer on the floor and also directed the Target staff where the liquid was so that the staff could clean it up. Our client was also an owner of his own convenient store and he was aware of the proper steps to take in the event of a slip and fall. Our client’s actions ultimately saved the case.
Our Client Undergoes Surgery
Immediately after the accident our client felt pain in his neck, back, feet, and wrists. Our client underwent an intense physical therapy regimen. After conservative treatment failed to provide long term relief, our client underwent a small surgical procedure to repair the damage to the tendons in his feet.
Dell & Schaefer Negotiate A Settlement
Immediately after the surgery, our firm filed a bodily injury demand against Target. 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. After receiving our demand package, Target instantly sent us a denial letter. They argued that our client tripped on his own two feet and that was the cause of the fall. They insinuated that our client was not being truthful about the liquid on the floor and he was only trying to blame liquid on the floor in order to get Target to pay for his medical bills. Our firm quickly rejected such nonsensical accusations and we tendered out the photographs that our client had in his possession. The photographs clearly showed that our client’s clothing was soaked with liquid after the fall, the photographs clearly showed that there was in fact a liquid substance on the floor, and the photographs clearly showed that there were no wet floor signs on the floor warning customers of the dangerous condition on the floor. We used these photographs to substantiate our position and prove that Target was negligent and the proximate cause of our client’s injuries. Target instantly immediately reconsidered their rejection and offered a nice lump sum confidential settlement offer. Our client was absolutely thrilled that our firm held strong in the face of tough opposition from Target.
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