Another Slip and Fall Victory
Type of Action: Slip and fall in parking lot
Type of injuries: Reflex sympathetic dystrophy, left ankle.
Name of Case: Geatana Young v. James Esshaki. D/B/A Essco Developement company.
Court/case No,: Wayne County Circuit Court.
Name of Judge: Hon, Paul Teranes.
Jury Demand?: Yes.
Damages Awarded/No Causes of Action: $670,000
Trial Verdict or Settlement: Jury verdict plus offer of judgement sanctions to be awarded.
Attorney for Plantiff: Bret A. Schnitzer.
Name/City of your Experts: Treating doctors.
Insurance Carrier: Meridian Insurance.
Highes offer: $45,000.
Other Useful Information: The jury found that Plaintiff failed to reasonably maintain its $10 million strip mall parking lot from an unnatrual accumilation of motor oil which caused plaintiff’s fall. Plaintiff first had a sprain but this developed into the Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. The Plaintiff had to have Sympathetic Blocks and developed a serious and permanent problem. The case was tried to completing in front of a Wayne County Jury and resulted in a big Jury Verdict.