PREMISES LIABILITY WINTER SLIP AND FALL
It was just starting to snow when our client exited a store in Topsham. About 15-feet before from the exit, our client slipped on something underfoot and fractured her shoulder. The department store refused to pay her bills because there was no snow or ice on the ground where our client fell. During litigation, we discovered that the department store over-applied snowmelt in the area where our client fell, creating a condition described by the store’s manager as a “mushy mess” like “soggy white potatoes.” The store paid our client $95,000.