Slip and Fall Lawyer Case
Dental Fractures and Disk Herniation From Fall – Postal Worker – $200,000.00
Reported in the Lawyers Weekly
While working as a mailman, the plaintiff sustained back and neck injuries while slipping and falling on the defendant’s property. While walking down the stairs to exit the defendant’s property, the plaintiff fell down due to a faulty step. The plaintiff was unable to see the condition because the property in question is a nursing home.
The nursing home allowed patients to sit on these steps which in turn blocked the view of the plaintiff. Slip and falls can lead to expensive medical bills and a good degree of pain and suffering, which is what happened in this case.
Resulting from the slip and fall incident, the plaintiff sustained several back and neck injuries. They included a disc herniation with radiculopathy which was confirmed positive by an MRI test. In order to treat this injury, surgery was needed, and was performed approximately one year after the incident.
At the time of the fall, the plaintiff was suffering from lower back pain due to a previous automobile accident. He contends that this condition was worsened in the fall. Additionally, the plaintiff also broke numerous teeth which required medical attention.
After receiving surgery, the plaintiff returned to work. Prior to a suit being filed, the plaintiff settled for the amount of $200,000.
It is not uncommon for a slip and fall case to be settled. Going to court can be expensive and timely, and the injuries suffered often require immediate care. The potential for a settlement offer is a good reason to work with a personal injury lawyer. An injury lawyer can help an injured person determine if the settlement offer is enough to cover their costs, as well as the pain and suffering that is also likely part of the case.