A local St Louis resident was caused to fall at the Zoo as a result of an unmarked depression in the sidewalk. She was visiting the zoo with her grandchildren when she was caused to stumble and fall from the unmarked dangerous condition, causing injury to her shoulder when she braced for the impact.
The victim incurred about $9,000 in medical bills for her treatment, but based on her harms and losses of continued pain and future limitation of the use of her shoulder, we were able to secure a settlement of $103,000.00 for our client. Prior to filing a lawsuit the insurance company for the Zoo offered $15,000 to settle the case. The St Louis city injury lawyers at Sansone / Lauber recommended we proceed with a lawsuit and soon after that, the insurance company agreed to settle for the six figure amount above. See a copy of Petition - Richardson v Zoo.pdf.
Slip and fall injury cases are usually difficult cases to pursue, especially when against an entity, such as the Zoo, that is loved by most people. The keys to pursuing these cases successfully are: (1) know your client; (2) know the injuries and medical treatment inside and out; (3) boil the liability down to the dangerous condition and how it endangers the public; (4) focus on the defendant's willful overlooking of the dangerous condition; and (5) prepare, prepare, and then prepare some more.
Hurt by the negligence of someone else? Contact a Missouri injury attorney online today or call (3414) 863-0500. Consultations are always free of charge and all fees are contingent upon recovery for you; meaning we do not get paid unless you win.