Case Conclusion Date: 04.19.2012
Practice Area: Personal injury
Outcome: Defendant's Verdict. Plaintiff was not able to show how the umbrella came free and relied on the doctrine of Res Ipsa Loquitor.
Description: Plaintiff was allegedly struck by an airborne umbrella while seated outdoors at the Black Bear Saloon in Hartford. Complaint alleges that an unsafe and dangerous condition existed in that the outdoor umbrellas were set on tables with no anchoring to make the umbrellas secure and stable. Plaintiff allegedly sustained a cut to her face, a possible minimally displaced fracture of the right nasal bone, and soft tissue swelling in her right eye. Settlement Demand: $40,000; Offer: $10,000.