$250,000 Total Settlement For Slip And FallNovember 13, 2019
On a hot July day, employees of Defendant, a large commercial store, were filling an ice machine. Video footage reveals that they attempted to clean spilled and melted ice from the floor, however, evidently did not dry the floor. Instead of placing a cone on the wet area where they cleaned, they placed a cone some distance from the wet floor and left the area.
A few moments later, Plaintiff, a fifty-four-year-old woman was exiting the large commercial store, when she slipped and fell suddenly and without warning directly where Defendant’s employees attempted to clean. She landed violently on her left knee, lower back, right hand, and buttocks. Plaintiff sustained an aggravation of pre-existing herniated discs in her neck. After conservative treatment and epidural steroid injection therapy failed to alleviate Plaintiff’s pain, she ultimately underwent a multilevel spinal fusion surgery. Defendants contested liability and argued that the cone was sufficient notice of the floor condition. Plaintiff argued that Defendant created the condition and failed to remedy it or appropriately warn customers.
The case settled for a total amount of $250,000 on November 13, 2019, prior to the scheduling of a trial.