Recently, our litigation department settled a slip and fall case that occurred
in Seacrets in Ocean City, Maryland. Anyone that has visited Seacrets
knows that the floor can get very wet and slippery as people are coming
in and out of the bay and drinks are spilling all over the floor. Our
client was at Seacrets one evening when she slipped and fell on wet pieces
of confetti that were scattered all over the floor. She injured her ankle
and required numerous medical treatments, which totaled about $30,000.
Settlement negotiations with the insurance adjuster started with an offer
of only $2,500. Eventually, our litigation claims manager, Lora Hatton,
managed to get the adjuster up to $36,000 to settle the case. Our client
was extremely pleased with the offer and accepted it.