Minnesota Slip, Trip and Fall Attorneys / Lawyers

Slip, Trip and Fall: Verdicts/Settlements

$ 5,000,000.00Settlement

Quadriplegic

Description:
The case involved an award for a high school student made quadriplegic in a theatre accident.
Attorney:
William R Sieben
$ 2,100,000.00Settlement

Spinal Cord Injury

Description:
The case involved a settlement for a 66-year-old homemaker who became a quadriplegic in a trip and fall accident at a shopping mall.
Attorney:
William R Sieben
$ 1,500,000.00Settlement

Brain Injury

Description:
The case involved a middle-aged man who suffered a closed head injury as the result of the negligence of the defendant resort. He was in a coma for 10 Days. The plaintiff had an excellent recovery with some long-term memory loss. After rehab care he was able to work as a store manager within six months of the injury.
$ 1,300,000.00Jury Verdict

Spinal Cord Injuries

Description:
A teenage girl was partially paralyzed when she tripped or fell into a swimming pool that was under construction at her family's home. The swimming pool contractor settled before trial and the jury found the girl's parents responsible for negligent supervision.
Attorney:
John C Goetz
$ 1,054,418.00Settlement

Traumatic Brain Injury

Description:
This case involved a 56-year-old man who slipped and fell at a business center. The fall was caused by ice build up coming out of the drain pipe. The claim was that the drain pipe was situated hazardously, and the owners of the center failed to do anything to correct the problem. Our client suffered a traumatic brain injury. He was working at the time of the fall, so workers compensation paid all his medical bills and wage loss and assigned their rights to recovery back to the plaintiff. This case settled for $1,054,418.00.
$ 1,000,000.00Settlement

Crushing of the leg

Description:
The case involved a 42-year-old homeowner who had hired the defendant to do some landscaping work in conjunction with construction of his new home. At some point during the work the defendant invited the plaintiff to operate the bobcat (Skid Loader). While carrying a load of earth in the bucket, the bobcat suddenly tipped forward. The plaintiff was thrown from the seat. His leg was trapped between the bucket and the frame of the bobcat. He attempted to extricate himself by operating the bucket control lever. He pushed the lever in the wrong direction causing a severe crush injury to his right leg.
Attorney:
James R Schwebel
$ 1,000,000.00Settlement

Burn

Description:
A 2-year-old boy suffered severe scald burns from excessively hot water in an apartment building bathtub when his babysitter momentarily left him unattended and he climbed into the tub. The settlement was paid by the apartment building owner and the hot water heater manufacturer.
Attorney:
John C Goetz
$ 625,000.00Settlement

Memory impairment and mental confusion. She and her husband had to move into an assisted living facility

Description:
The case involved a very healthy and self-sufficient 79-year-old woman on her way to a beauty salon appointment at 50th & France in Edina. She parked her car in a public parking lot owned by the City of Minneapolis. She stepped out of her car and slipped on the icy pavement. She had an egg shaped bump on the back of her head. She was diagnosed with an intracranial hemorrhage.
Attorney:
James R Schwebel
$ 450,000.00Settlement

Facial and hand burns

Description:
The case involved a 13-year-old boy who was severely burned in a gasoline explosion and fire. The boy entered the basement without the landlord's permission (allegedly). He said he was going to get his bike. No bikes were in the basement. He then knocked over a can of gas which was ignited by the water heater.
$ 400,000.00Jury Verdict

Traumatic Brian Injury

Description:
The case involved a young man who slipped on the ice and fell outside of a restaurant. He struck his head on the ground causing him to have short-term memory loss. The defendant denied negligence and offered zero before trial.
$ 321,000.00Jury Verdict

Broken Bone Injuries

Description:
Client slipped on an icy sidewalk in front of his apartment complex. He suffered a tibia fibula fracture that required surgery. He was 75 years old at the time of the verdict and had been retired for a number of years because of pre-existing medical problems.
$ 245,000.00Settlement

Fractured right tibia and fibula/fractured ribs.

Description:
The case involved a retired couple that was invited to a friend's new house. Because of the new construction, they had temporary stairs put in until the permanent stairs were finished. The couple was walking up the stairs when they collapsed.
Attorney:
Paul E Godlewski
$ 200,000.00Settlement

Fractured Hip

Description:
The retired claimant walked to a local dry cleaners to pick up some pants at a strip mall near his home. Precipitation was light, but the weather was cold enough that the mist and light snow froze on the sidewalk near the entrance of the dry cleaners. The claimant slipped and fell, fracturing his hip. The cleaners was open for business in the early morning hours and there was no salt or sand placed on the icy sidewalk for the protection of customers.
Attorney:
Paul E Godlewski
$ 195,000.00Jury Verdict

Hip Fracture/Femoral Head Fracture

Description:
A middle-aged laborer living in a HUD owned property slipped and fell on the accumulation of ice and snow outside of his townhome door. There had been prior complaints about the ice accumulation that was due to the design of the town-home, but the problem was never addressed. The claimant slipped and fell, fracturing his hip.
Attorney:
Paul E Godlewski
$ 158,000.00Jury Verdict

Massive hematoma

Description:
A 60-year-old woman fell going down a stairway at a restaurant. It was proven at trial that the restaurant was careless in having poor lighting. As a result of the fall, she suffered a massive hematoma in the leg which required surgery.
Attorney:
Larry E Stern
$ 96,907.00Settlement

Right hip fracture, Head injury

Description:
The case involved an 82-year-old woman who was injured when an automatic door closed, knocking her to the ground and fracturing her hip.

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