Recovery Amount: $130,000
Our client suffered a torn rotator cuff when he fell on a patch of ice as he walked up to a shopping center. It was a particularly cold December day. However, it was sunny outside and it had not rained for several days. The management company for the shopping center negligently left the sprinkler system on, causing the sprinklers to turn on in the middle of the night. This caused a thin sheet of clear ice to form on the sidewalk approaching the shopping center. Our client had no reason to expect there would be ice on the sidewalk as he approached. He required surgery on his shoulder to repair the damage done by the fall. Prior to filing a law suit, the insurance company for the management company offered only $40,000.00 to settle the claim. After extensive litigation, the case settled for $130,000.00 at mediation.