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Litigation News March 2016

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.