SAN DIEGO COLLEGE STUDENT INJURES LEFT KNEE IN SLIP AND FALL IN STORE
San Diego college student was injured on her left knee when she slipped and fell in a store...
San Diego Premises Liability Attorney Mark C. Blane represented a San Diego college student in a very difficult slip and fall case. A prior attorney had the case; despite this, Mr. Blane faced defense challenges on injury apportionment. This means the defense was pointing out that she had a prior medical condition to the left knee in which the fall in the store only affected not aggravated. This is a very difficult point to litigate as it can become risky as to what a jury will find to be fact on that specific point.
Ultimately, Mr. Blane was able to secure $25,000.00 as settlement based on the following: his client had been out dancing in a night club two weeks prior to the slip and fall in which she fell severely injuring her left knee. When she slipped and fell at the store, this prior injury became a defense issue. Also, all of her medicals were covered by private health insurance, and Mr. Blane was able to secure waiver of the health lien in order to increase the net recovery to the client.