Facts of the case: Homeowner’s case of admitted liability where our client had a broken tile on the stairs and an inoperative exterior light bulb. As plaintiff was exiting our client’s home, he fell down the stairs, fractured his hip, and injured his back.
Damages Submitted: $40,000 in past medical care and $57,000 in loss of earning
Plantiff’s last demand: $1,000,000 demanded at trial
Defendant’s last offer: 998 Offer of $220,000
Verdict: $120,000 (after a finding of 40% negligence on plaintiff’s part)