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Liability Claim Example: Premises Claim / Parent Injury

During Parents Weekend, the mother of a member tripped over a wire that was run through the bottom of rocking chairs on the front porch of the house. The wire was gray and was a couple of inches off of the ground. The member’s mother sustained a significant injury to her elbow when she fell.  

A lawsuit was not filed. However, the claimant did retain legal counsel.  It was alleged that the sorority created a hazard by running the wire under the chairs and that the hazard should have been removed while invited guests were on the property. 

The claim settled for $450,000.