Our client in this matter walked into a Portland grocery store in the middle of the day to purchase lunch and a drink. As he was entering the store, he slipped on a substance on the floor and fell. He caught himself by grabbing a shelf as he fell, but he cut his hand in the process and sustained injuries to his shoulder and back.
At first, the grocery store adamantly denied liability because they said that our client or another customer might have spilled something on the floor. They also suggested that our client could not have sustained the injuries he claimed because he did not fall all the way to the floor. They thus suggested that his injuries were due to preexisting health conditions.
Our client called Dwyer Williams Potter LLP right after this premises liability incident occurred (“premises liability” is the official legal term for slip, trip, and fall cases). He knew our stellar local reputation as dedicated Portland personal injury attorneys with years of experience settling Portland slip, trip, and fall cases. By conducting a timely investigation, we were able to determine that the substance on the floor on which our client had slipped was vegetable oil. This oil came from a bottle that had been correctly stocked, but which was leaky. The employee who stocked this oil had failed to notice the leak and no one cleaned it up to protect store customers and other employees.
At the same time as we presented the results of this investigation to the store’s management and attorneys, we also provided medical forms showing that our client had no preexisting problems with his back and shoulder. Armed with this information, we were quickly able to convince the store that it alone was liable for our client’s injuries. We were able to get our client a generous settlement, which compensated him for his pain and suffering and paid all of his medical expenses.
Another satisfied client who was happy with his choice of Dwyer Williams Potter LLP, compassionate and effective Portland personal injury attorneys.