Quick Bites – Slip and Fall

December 19, 2017

An independent contractor slipped and fell while engaged in the installation of new fixtures at a building owned by the Defendant. Patton & Ryan was assigned to this case after years of stagnating litigation overseen by another firm. Through intense investigation of social media and video, there was evidence that the Plaintiff was exaggerating his injuries. We aggressively pressured the Plaintiff’s attorney through the remainder of discovery to move the case along and convince him of his poor position. As trial approached, the Plaintiff repeatedly approached us in an attempt to settle and compromise. However, we displayed an iron will to take this case to a verdict. The Plaintiff, seeing our resolve and realizing the serious weakness of his case, dismissed Patton & Ryan’s client without any settlement whatsoever.