Recently d’Oliveira & Associates attorney, D. Robin Gouveia, obtained a combined $225,000 settlement from Cincinnati Insurance Companies and Arbella Insurance for a Fall River man, who was injured in a slip and fall accident. Our client was walking into a store when he tripped and fell over a wire that was not secured to the ground, nor had any warnings or markings that it was there. As a result, our client suffered hand and hip injuries which required surgery.
Attorney D. Robin Gouveia said, “The client provided us with photographs taken at the scene, which helped tremendously in proving liability. It showed unequivocally the wire was in a position unsafe for patrons to walk in and out of the store. We ensured all medical bills were paid and reduced the health lien to maximize the net recovery to the client.”
Property owners owe a duty of care to the people on their property. This would include places of business. The owners must maintain the property in a safe condition and warn of any defects on the property. In the case with our client, the raised wire was the unsafe condition that had no warning. Other examples of unsafe conditions could include: water or liquid on the ground, holes in the flooring or pavement, faulty or broken stairs, as well as other dangerous conditions. You should always consult with a slip and fall attorney about the details of your situation to best ascertain if you have a case.
Contact a Fall River Slip and Fall Lawyer
If you or a loved one were injured in a slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering and lost wages, among other related losses. Our Fall River Slip and Fall Lawyers know how to best negotiate with insurance companies to get you the best possible settlement or award of your claim. Call our Fall River office at 508-677-0500 or fill out an online contact form for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.