Premises Liability Settlement Increased to Cover Pain and Suffering
Our Medford, Oregon, client was shopping at a grocery retailer when this accident occurred. She slipped and fell while walking down an aisle. Once she had collected herself after the fall, she noticed that the floor was sopping wet. Although a wet floor warning sign had been erected at the end of the aisle where she fell, it was almost fifty feet away and did not adequately warn her of the danger. It seemed that the store had been aware of the spill, but had only done the bare minimum to clean it up and warn shoppers of the hazard.
The claims adjuster made our client a settlement offer that covered her medical bills, but which did not include any pain and suffering compensation. She called Dwyer Williams Cherkoss PC knowing that our experienced Oregon premises liability attorneys (premises liability is the official legal term for “slip, trip, and fall” cases) could help get her the settlement that she deserved.
We evaluated our client’s claim and contacted the insurer. Several rounds of negotiation later, the case settled for an amount including all of our client’s accident-related medical expenses as well as three times the pain and suffering amount that she had been offered prior to hiring Dwyer Williams Cherkoss PC.