Great Personal Injury Settlement for Client that Slipped-and-Fell and Fractured Two Teeth Walking Out of Convenience Store!

Our client contacted our office after she was injured by slipping and falling while exiting a convenience store. Our client was walking towards the parking lot, when the poorly and inadequately marked striped painting on the handicap accessible ramp caused her to believe that she was stepping onto the flat surface of the parking lot when, in fact, she had stepped onto the sloped surface, causing her to lose her balance and fall face first onto the concrete pavement. The loss of balance was so unexpected that our client had no opportunity to soften the impact of the fall.

Due to this incident, our client fractured two teeth, required a crown implant replacement, and chipped a tooth. Our client also developed a hematoma in her left breast as a result of the impact she experienced during the fall. Our client had swelling and painful bruising to her nose and eyes for over thirty days following her fall.

Given that the injury occurred outside of the convenience store, determining what entity would be liable for our client’s injuries was a challenge. After both the property manager and the convenience store indicated that the other entity was liable for the location where the injury occurred, we had to spend significant efforts obtaining a liability determination from the convenience store.

After our client had completed her treatment, we submitted a “Demand” to the insurance company for the convenience store, requesting our client be compensated for the injuries and damages she incurred from her fall.

When it came time to negotiate settlement with the opposing party, we vigorously fought for our client to be fully compensated for her treatment costs and the cost of the future dental work that she would need to undergo to restore her mouth and teeth to their condition prior to this fall.  We were able to significantly increase the total demand amount from the insurance companies original offer and our client will now receive full compensation for her past treatment, the cost of her required further dental treatment, and a lump sum for her pain and suffering. This is a great outcome for our client, especially given the dispute in liability! Our client is very satisfied with the result!


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