TYPE OF CASE: Premises liability.

WHAT HAPPENED: An athletic middle-aged woman suffered a hip injury by slipping on melted snow in a chain retail store. The company delayed resolving her claim in an effort to run out the clock on the three-year statute of limitations for filing suit. The victim eventually needed surgery.

CHALLENGE: Our client, who had long labored under the misconception that the insurance company would do the right thing, waited until the last minute to approach us.

STRATEGY, TACTICS: We immediately recognized it was a worthy case, and went into action with urgency and aggressiveness. We filed suit the day after she walked in, and the case went to mediation.

FOR THE WIN: Our client was awarded a large sum of money more than the company was originally prepared to pay.