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.
Our experienced Portland slip and fall attorneys (in legalese, this area of law is called “premises liability”) have settled a case on behalf of a Portland pedestrian who slipped and fell into an unmarked hole in the sidewalk near her home. The hole had been created the previous day when a car drove into a power line and knocked it over with such force that the pole came completely free from the sidewalk.
The power company was not able to finish repairing the downed power line and when its employees left the site at the end of the work day they failed to mark the site as dangerous to pedestrians. Once we had reviewed our client’s claim, we began negotiating with the power company’s insurance company.
The insurance claims adjuster attempted to escape responsibility for our client’s extensive injuries by relying on a statement that she had made prior to consulting us. After several rounds of negotiation, however our attorneys convinced the power company that it was largely responsible for the accident because it had failed to make the site safe for pedestrians.
Our client’s claim settled for an amount that covered her accident-related medical expenses and left her with money in her pocket. Another happy Portland client of Dwyer Williams Potter LLP.
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.