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Five-Figure Settlement Awarded for Slip and Fall Injuries

12 November 2015

outdoor car park

Damages awarded for injuries sustained in slip and fall outside public house.

Slater and Gordon Lawyer: Robert Jones is a Personal Injury Lawyer at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Derby.

Settlement: Five-figure settlement

What Happened: Our client left the Defendants’ public house in the early hours of the morning when they slipped and fell in the car park.

Liability was admitted in respect of the defective nature of the car park surface but causation was denied, with our client’s medical records not supporting the accident circumstances and consequential injuries.

How Slater and Gordon Helped: We negotiated with the Defendants’ Solicitors. Our client’s case was pursued on the basis of the litigation risk. The Defendants were not prepared to accept such risk and whilst – at full liability – the claim potentially had a six-figure value, it settled at a five-figure level due to the potential risks to both parties – more so our client.

Decision: Payment of compensation to our client, and costs by negotiation.

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