A 72-year-old female client fractured her femur when a fellow parishioner knocked her down with a scooter she was driving as she was entering the restroom at the church they both attended. The fracture required surgery and a week-long stay at the hospital. The insurance carrier for the defendant, Allstate, would only offer $100,000 for the $50,000 in medical bills and pain and suffering despite the client having ongoing residual effects of the injuries. The case was tried and the jury returned a $250,000 verdict, which was incorrectly reduced by the judge presiding over the trial to $200,000. Russell & Lazarus filed an appeal and 18 months later the Court of Appeal reversed the trial court’s decision giving back to the client the entire $250,000 plus 10% interest for the time period the case was up on appeal.
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Back to Slip and Fall Case Results.Awarded: $250,000