A young San Jose woman's employer organized a retreat function for their employees at an event facility, and she was required to attend. The woman's co-workers told her about an inflatable slide on the property, and that she should try it out. She approached the slide, which was unattended, and when she began sliding down it she felt her ankle violently catch on the slide's plastic material.
When she reached the bottom, she realized she had been badly injured and that she should have taken her shoes off. Her employer's insurance provided her inadequate treatment for the "spiral fracture" she suffered, and she had no idea how to move forward or what her legal rights were.
It was all too much to deal with. The woman's ankle took a long time to heal, and she could not work for a time due to her injuries, so she wisely called the Dunnion Law Firm. Her lawyers negotiated a large settlement despite the defense claiming her case was barred by the assumption of risk doctrine, and were able to keep the insurance company’s hands off the majority of the confidential settlement.