Our client slipped on water leaking from an ice machine as she walked along a common area walkway to a retail store. She suffered a severe foot injury requiring two surgeries. Our client sued the owner of the retail shopping mall since the accident occurred in a common area of the center. She also sued the owner of the ice machine and the retail store associated with the ice machine. The defendants claimed that our client was distracted and failed to notice the water. We claimed that the defendants failed to warn our client, a customer, of the wet conditions. Each side blamed the other and extended the litigation in this matter. We were ultimately able to settle this case for $300,000.00.
Our client was a front-seat passenger in a motor vehicle that crashed into another car and rolled over. The driver of that vehicle was distracted and crossed the center line causing a head-on collision. As a result, our client suffered significant injuries and was left permanently disabled. The at-fault driver had a small insurance policy covering him for our client’s injuries, and he had no assets. Our client sought our firm’s help. We discovered that the driver was attending a family weekend event and was an employee of his parents’ business. We were able to argue that the family’s business automobile policy covered the at-fault driver since he was driving the motor vehicle for the personal affairs of the family business. We were able to settle the case for approximately $350,000.00. Our efforts also allowed more insurance funds to be available to the driver and passengers in the other car.