Winter is fast approaching, and with that comes the increased risk of cold weather, icy conditions, and slip and falls. Slip and falls can be tough cases, but Burger Law has a long track record of obtaining great results for our injured clients.
Genavieve recently settled a slip and fall case for $117,500. Our client had slipped and fallen on a trail of ice that formed from a drainage pipe on a commercial property. She fractured her wrist and incurred approximately $30,000 in medical charges (with ~ $6,000 paid and $1,800 owed).
Because of confidentiality terms in the settlement agreement, we cannot release the names of the parties, but we filed a lawsuit against the property owner, and the property owner joined their snow removal company as a third-party co-defendant.
Depending on who was responsible for maintaining the property, the property owner, or snow removal company (or both!) may be liable for negligently failing to warn of, or remove, the dangerous slippery condition.
Here, the defendant property owner asserted third-party claims against the snow removal company for breach of contract and contribution/indemnification, alleging they failed to pre-treat, warn of, and remove the ice, as required by their service contract with them.
Our case settled globally with both entities and our client was very happy with the result.