Injuries from a slip and fall accident can be minor as a sprained ankle, or as serious as a traumatic brain injury. Serious injuries often led to mounting medical bills and the inability to return to work. The combination of loss of wages and mounting medical bills can prove financially devastating to the injured and their families, especially when a lawsuit is not quickly resolved. Property owners often deny responsibility by placing the fault on the plaintiff. This common line of defense often results in litigation that can last several years. When finances become a concern, a quick and easy way to get fast cash from a pending lawsuit is in the form of a lawsuit cash advance.
In June 2015, a man was exiting a restaurant when his shoe got caught at the top of an exterior stairway. He fell down six steps, striking his head. A CT scan showed a brain bleed; the man was diagnosed with a subdural hematoma and concussion. The man eventually returned to work, however, effects from the TBI ultimately led to his retirement.
The victim filed a personal injury lawsuit alleging that the restaurant owner created a tripping hazard by removing some tiles on the stairway and replacing them with a piece of wood. The defendant acknowledged the patron’s injuries, but asserted that he had made a full recovery, as evidenced by returning to work. The defendant also asserted that alcohol consummation contributed to the man’s fall. In the end, both parties agreed to an $875,000 settlement.