$137,000 Settlement for Slip and Fall in a MallApril 1, 2013
Thomas F. Dorn, Jr., certified workers’ compensation and certified trial attorney with the law firm of Einhorn, Barbarito, Frost & Botwinick, Denville, NJ, announces a $137,000 settlement for a slip and fall in a mall store. The plaintiff was walking on a floor that was being waxed at a mall when he slipped and fell suffering a fractured hip. Plaintiff contended that there were no warning cones or signs in the area where the floor was being waxed. The store and maintenance company defendants raised trespass issues and also alleged that the plaintiff knowingly walked on a floor being waxed without warning cones. The case was settled for $137,000 after an arbitration hearing.