slip & fall victim receives $200,000 in settlement

Our firm is dedicated to meeting the legal needs of clients. We believe negligent or reckless individuals should be held responsible for their actions. Recently, we were able to help our client obtain a successful settlement for a slip and fall injury.

About the Case

Our client was injured in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property. We originally filed a personal injury lawsuit in the Virginia Beach Circuit Court, but the defendant moved the case to Federal Court, hoping to receive a better forum for summary judgment. This was a hard fought case, and there was no settlement offer.

Our attorney conducted a detailed investigation during the discovery process. We learned that the defendant had failed to preserve relevant video evidence of the time prior to our client’s slip and fall accident. After learning of this cover up, we filed a motion against the defendant for the “spoliation” of evidence. The case reached a favorable conclusion on January 19, 2018, and our client received $200,000 in settlement.

Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer Serving Virginia Beach

Attorney Yates, of George Holton Yates, Attorneys at Law, P.C., has represented numerous clients in personal injury cases. He uses thorough investigative techniques and effective legal strategies on behalf of his clients. If you or a loved one have been injured by someone else’s actions, we will discuss your options and fight tirelessly for your case. Our Virginia Beach personal injury lawyer will help you file the necessary documents and represent you in court as you seek justice.

Contact George Holton Yates, Attorneys at Law, P.C. today for a free consultation.