In addition to all the regular steps companies need to take to run a successful business such as a grocery store or bar, including hiring responsible employees and keeping a steady supply of products, customer safety is paramount. Negligent maintenance of a business premises can create dangerous conditions, which in turn pose a threat of personal injury to innocent consumers. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert personal injury attorney at 617-787-3700.
In May 2008, Craig Walters was shopping at Korger, a large grocery store chain. While ordering from the deli, Mr. Walters slipped on some fruit that was on the floor. As a result, Mr. Walters sustained a serious spinal cord injury, which required surgery and multiple rods to be placed into his spine. Not only were these surgeries expensive, but Mr. Walters was unable to work for a long period of time after the fall.
Mr. Walters subsequently filed a lawsuit in Gwinett County, Georgia, claiming damages for lost wages and for medical expenses. Although initial video evidence did not show that the fall had occurred, lawyers for Mr. Walters eventually discovered that the store had intentionally gotten rid of crucial video tape after the fall. In part due to this apparent effort to deceive the Court, a Gwinett County jury awarded Mr. Walters $2.3 million in damages. Walters was represented by Attorney Lloyd N. Bell of the Bell Law Firm.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a slip and fall, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact an expert slip and fall attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy Jr, and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our Boston injury attorneys today at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!
Slip and fall accidents may seem like fodder for cartoon punchlines, but the reality is they can result in serious and debilitating injuries, particularly when it happens to the elderly or people with previous conditions. Slip and falls may also be due to the negligence of another. In such a situation, it may be wise to contact an expert slip and fall attorney at 617-787-3700.
On November 14, 2014, plaintiff Michael White had just finished shopping and was returning to his apartment in Chester County, Pennsylvania. As he was exiting his car, he slipped and fell due to a thick sheet of ice on the ground in the parking lot, according to the complaint. White was immediately transferred to a hospital, where he underwent invasive surgery that placed several screws in his ankle. White subsequently sued Westover Companies, the corporation that manages the apartment complex.
According to the allegations of the complaint, Westover received a message from a different tenant roughly 90 minutes before the fall occurred. The message advised that the parking lot was covered in ice, and that the management company should remedy the situation for the safety of all tenants. This message was a key piece of evidence in the trial, as it indicated that the dangerous conditions had existed for a long period of time prior to the fall. This in turn suggests that Westover was negligent in not fixing the dangerous conditions, which caused the fall to Mr. White. Mr. White was represented by attorney Donna Casanto, of the Law Offices of Alfred Altopieidi, a Philadelphia based law firm, and the recovery was $1.275 million.
Slip and fall incidents may seem like fodder for cartoon punchlines, but the reality is they can result in serious and debilitating injuries, particularly when it happens to the elderly or people with previous conditions. Slip and fall accidents may also be due to the negligence of another, such as when restaurants or other such establishments fail to adequately clean their floors. When substances left on the floor are combined with a high amount of traffic in the area, it becomes increasingly likely that someone will slip and injure themselves. In such a situation, it may be wise to contact an expert slip and fall
attorney at 617-787-3700.
Circle K Stores, a convenience store chain located in Florida, is now facing a lawsuit after a customer slipped and injured herself while in the store. Pamela Tully, a Florida resident, allegedly slipped on an unidentified object. The injury was apparently quite serious, and Tully is claiming mental anguish, medical expenses, loss of earnings, and loss of enjoyment of life.
Tully has asserted that the defect on the floor, which caused her to slip, existed for a sufficient length of time such that the store should have been aware of the dangerous conditions and should have been able to either clean it up, or warn the customers of its existence. Tully is being represented by attorney Kimberly Morant, of Farah and Farah P.A. in Jacksonville, Florida.
If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact an expert slip and fall attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our Boston injury attorney professionals today at 617-787-3700 or email us at email@example.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!