Our client was shopping at a big box retailer with her daughter at the time of this accident. As she walked down an aisle she slipped and fell onto the floor. Once she had collected herself, she noticed that the floor she was standing on was covered in standing water. A wet floor warning sign had been set up at the end of the aisle, approximately 40 feet from where she fell. Apparently, the store had been aware of the spill and had done some clean up but not enough to keep its customers safe.
Our client injured her hip as a direct result of this fall. Although the claims adjuster made her a settlement offer, that offer only covered her medical bills. Our client felt that she was entitled to pain and suffering compensation as well and she hired our experienced Portland slip and fall injury law firm to help her increase the settlement being offered to her.
After evaluating our client’s claim, we discussed it with her and sent a demand package to the retail store. Several rounds of negotiation later, the case settled for a fair amount including all of our client’s accident-related medical expenses as well as compensation for her pain and suffering. We were able to get our client three times the pain and suffering amount that she had been offered prior to hiring the seasoned Oregon premises liability attorneys at Dwyer Williams Potter LLP.