Plaintiff demands $111,000; jury awards only $12,000 in medical bills

Attorney Michael Radak received a significantly reduced trial verdict after attacking plaintiff’s damages claims in slip and fall trial. Plaintiff, a 76 year old female, tripped and fell on a mat entering the defendant’s grocery store.  Plaintiff had approximately $12,000 in medical bills for a herniated disc and physical therapy.  Plaintiff’s pre-trial demand was $90,000 and rejected a settlement offer of $25,000.  Plaintiff’s counsel asked for $111,000 in closing at trial.  After a 10% reduction for plaintiff’s contributory negligence, a verdict was entered in favor of plaintiff for $12,000.