An elderly retiree was shopping at her local seafood market in Milpitas,
California. Her favorite area was where seafood was kept on ice on tables.
She liked to pick from the variety of fresh fish. During one shopping
trip, she did not notice that the ice had melted from one table and water
had dripped on the floor. She also did not notice the yellow cones on
the floor. Before she knew it, she was on the floor with an injured, painful
shoulder. She saw her doctors and was treated conservatively, but her
pain never left. Several months later she got a shoulder surgery. The
store’s insurance company blamed her for the accident, claiming
that she was inattentive to the warning cones. This lady argued that the
cones were placed where she could not see them. She was offered very little.
This frustrated lady hired The Dunnion Law Firm to help her. Dunnion immediately
filed the lawsuit and called for the depositions of the employees in the
store. Following the store manager’s deposition, the insurance company
finally relented. They offered $50,000 to avoid trial. This amount was
a fair settlement, as there was indeed proof that warning cones were placed
on the floor within sight. This retiree can go back to pleasant shopping
sprees with some extra money in her pocket and with a feeling of vindication.
Dunnion will always fight for the best settlement for their clients even
in the face of facts that are not the most favorable.