Settlement Reached in Slip and Fall on Wet Floor in Large International Retailer
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The Client: S.L.
The Case: Slip and Fall on Wet Floor in a Store
The Injuries: Hamstring Tear, Right Knee Meniscus Tear, and Bulging Discs
Case Result: Settlement reached in favor of S.L.
SLIP AND FALL IN LARGE INTERNATIONAL RETAILER CAUSED BY SKYLIGHT LEFT OPEN DURING A RAINSTORM
While visiting a friend in Fredericksburg, Texas, S.L. decided to take a trip to the store, to pick up some food and picnic supplies they needed for plans later that day. It had been raining that day and was slightly overcast as she entered the store.
This particular store was equipped with a skylight located above the produce section. Unbeknownst to S.L., the skylight had been left open during a rainstorm. This allowed a puddle of water to accumulate on the floor in the produce section.
As S.L. walked through the store, she slipped on the water on the floor located just below the skylight and fell.
There were no wet floor signs or other warnings in place in the area to warn S.L. and other shoppers of the potential slipping hazard. As a result, S.L. was severely injured.
This case was settled in mediation and she was compensated for:
- Past medical expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Future loss of earning capacity
- Past and future impairment because S.L’s symptoms interfere with activities of daily living
- Past and future pain and suffering as a result of months of pain that will likely continue into the future
- Past and future mental anguish given the emotional impact this incident has had on S.L.
A MESSAGE FROM S.L.
From Day 1 of our encounter, I have been more than satisfied with the work Zinda Law Group performed with and for me. My brother contacted you for me initially, and I couldn't walk (or ride my Harley) and you guys came to N.B. to meet with me.S.L.
I appreciated all the extra miles this firm went to keep me informed and explained anything I didn't understand quite well. All of my calls and inquiries were answered/returned in a timely manner.
Every member of this group listened and explained every painful step of the process. The respect and consideration I was given exceeded my expectations, and I have already recommended you guys to my own son and anyone who would lend an ear.
It has been a long hard road, and I am grateful we are at the end. I am even more grateful we journeyed this road together.
Thank you for all that you did and for the compassion and respect you shared with me.
Frequently Asked Questions
Just like any accident, your health should be your number one concern. Seek medical attention immediately after a slip and fall accident. Once you have been examined by a medical professional, it is usually a good idea to document the accident in as much detail as possible. This may include:
- Pictures of the scene and cause of the accident
- Copies of medical records
- Receipts for any expense incurred as a result of the accident
- Paystubs showing monthly earnings before and after the accident
- Copies of any correspondence with the party at fault
Once you have this information, speak with a slip and fall lawyer to understand the next steps specific to your case.
It may be possible to sue after a slip and fall accident, but it will depend on the cause of the accident, where the accident happened, if you were allowed to be on the property at the time, and if you contributed to the cause of the accident in any way.
The best way to understand more about whether you may have a case is to speak with a premises liability lawyer. They may be able to help understand who was at fault and what to do next.
It may be beneficial to work with a lawyer after your accident. A lawyer will have the experience, knowledge, and resources necessary to help build the strongest case possible for you, help you estimate the value of your claim, and negotiate with the other side on your behalf. This way, you can focus on your recovery while your lawyer focuses on seeking compensation for you.
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Our attorneys can help you understand the law when it comes to slip and fall injuries. There are many factors to consider, such as previous complaints about an existing hazard, determining the negligence of a business or property owner, and determining negligence, if any, of the individual injured. These are only a few of the factors that our personal injury firm will analyze when investigating your case.
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