Demand
$160,000

Offer
$12,000

Result
$9,085 (molded for 50% comparative negligence on Plaintiff)

Venue
Allegheny County

Judge
Baer

Attorney
Paul J. Walsh III

Trip and fall over elevation / depression in sidewalk

The Plaintiff tripped and fell over a one-inch elevation/depression between sidewalk slabs.

She suffered a comminuted fracture of the right arm which resulted in two surgeries due to a non-union of the bones.


Demand
$750,000

Offer
$175,000

Result
Defense Verdict

Venue
Erie County

Judge
DiSantis

Attorney
Paul J. Walsh III

Slip and fall case at a bank

A woman alleged that the bank was responsible for her slip and fall because it allowed a build-up of snow and ice on its sidewalk.  She alleged a permanent back injury, a fractured wrist, and carpal tunnel syndrome.

A neurologist from the Cleveland Clinic testified that this 36 year-old woman was permanently disabled and would never work again.


Demand
$96,000

Offer
$10,000

Result
Defense Verdict

Venue
Jefferson County

Judge
Snyder

Slip and fall on water causes slipped femoral epiphysis

The Plaintiff slipped and fell on water at the Defendant’s grocery store. She claimed that the water was caused by a leaking refrigeration system.

As a result of the fall, the Plaintiff sustained a slipped femoral epiphysis requiring surgery and the insertion of a screw into her hip.


Demand
$55,000
Offer
$18,000

Result
Defense Verdict

Venue
Butler County

Judge
O’Brien

Trip and fall on torn tread causes torn ACL

The Plaintiff, a unit owner in a commercial condominium development, sued the Defendant condominium association after he tripped and fell on the torn tread of a stair in a common stairwell.

The Plaintiff maintained that the condominium association had notice of the dangerous condition of the stair but failed to take any action to correct the defect.

His fall resulted in a torn ACL requiring arthroscopic surgery. He thereafter developed post-traumatic osteoarthritis.

A verdict was entered for the defense.