Victim of Slip and Fall at Church Baptism Gets $65,000

Our client, a middle-aged woman, entered a church in order to witness a baptism. Several babies were being baptized that day. What started out as a beautiful ceremony quickly turned into a nightmare for our client. After her family member was baptized, our client walked in the area where the baptism occurred in order to take pictures of the event. She suddenly slipped on water that had spilled onto the floor from the baptism and slammed to the ground. Her clothes were drenched in water.

Woman Suffers A Fracture In Her Arm

Immediately after falling, our client suffered immense pain all over her body. She was taken to Palmetto General Hospital where she was diagnosed with a fractured wrist and a black eye. She was recommended to undergo a surgery to her wrist. Not knowing what to do or who to turn to, our client called Miami Slip and Fall Attorneys Dell and Schaefer. Our firm took the case without hesitation. Our firm believed that the church was negligent for not properly warning church members that water would splash onto the floor and create a slippery and hazardous condition. In addition, our firm felt that the church was negligent for not cleaning up the water as it splashed onto the floor and also for not posting warning signs of the slippery surface.

Our client was concerned about undergoing surgery since her health insurance had extremely high deductibles for which she was without funds to pay upfront. Our firm was able to enter into a contract with the surgeon whereby the surgeon would get paid for the surgery after the case was successfully resolved. Even if the case would have dragged on for a couple of years, the doctors were still willing to wait to get paid. Since our firm was able to work out the financial arrangements prior to the surgery, our client was able to undergo the necessary procedure. After the surgery, our firm was ready to begin the process of resolving her case.

Dell and Schaefer Negotiate A Settlement

Immediately after the surgery, our firm filed a bodily injury claim against the insurance company for the church. Our firm sought monetary damages for bodily injury, aggravation of a preexisting injury, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, disability, mental anguish, property damage, past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and impairment of ability to earn future wages. After a lengthy negotiation, our firm resolved the case for $65,000. When our client found out she was going to receive a such a large settlement for a wrist fracture, she was absolutely thrilled!

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