A woman working for a staffing company sent her to work at an office building. The ladies’ restroom was so designed that people washing their hands or lunch dishes, had to walk across the room to the paper dispenser, thus tracking/dripping soapy water. The plaintiff in this case slipped and fell in the restroom and injured her back requiring an implanted morphine pump. The Glorioso Law Firm was awarded a $1,000,000 judgment.
Slip and fall accidents injure nearly three million people each year. Sadly, some 15,000 of those falls result in fatalities. Most slip/trip and fall accidents are preventable since they are typically the result of conditions such as water, ice, paint or other foreign substances on a walking surface that cause the accident. More often than not, negligence of a property owner or cleaning company is the cause of an accident. If danger does exist, such as a spilled substance on the floor, you should expect to be effectively warned. But that is not always the case and in some instances, pedestrians are put at risk. This risk can be found anywhere, including:
- Grocery/department stores
- Office buildings
- Retail stores
In general, a premise hazard as it relates to slip and falls exists when the fall results from a foreign substance on the floor or from an otherwise unreasonable slippery condition.
Merchants, such as grocery stores and department stores, fall under a stricter standard. In these cases, plaintiff attorneys must prove, among other things that the merchant either created or had actual or constructive notice of the condition that caused the damage prior to the occurrence.
In order to adequately investigate an injury due to a slip and fall, you can do a few things to immediately protect yourself. Call The Glorioso Law Firm as soon as possible, document what you fell in or tripped over, take pictures if possible, file a claim with the property where the accident occurred and make sure all factors involving the accident are documented and investigated immediately. If possible, take photos of the accident scene and store that for future review. And don’t hesitate to call The Glorioso Law Firm if you or a loved one has been involved in a slip and fall.
It cannot be stated enough, if you fall, or have fallen, try your best to take pictures of what caused the fall. We know that this is easier said then done. In most of the slip and fall and trip and fall cases the Glorioso Law Firm has handled, the person who fell was either too seriously injured or too embarrassed to immediately stop and look around for what caused the fall. This information can be critical to your case. Also remember to look for witnesses and don’t be too embarrassed to ask someone near by for help.
$1,000,000 - Office Building, Slip and Fall, Premise Liability
Plaintiff worked for a staffing company which sent her to work at a highrise office building. The ladies’ restroom was designed so that people washing their hands, lunch dishes etc. had to walk across the room to the paper dispenser, thus tracking/dripping soapy water in which plaintiff slipped and fell. Her back injury required an implanted morphine pump.buy narrative essay
$400,000 - Slip and Fall Accident, Premises Liability
The Glorioso Law Firm successfully resolved this slip and fall case for a nice lady who slipped while entering her place of employment. The Glorioso Law Firm successfully argued that the cleaning company responsible for cleaning the entry way was negligent in its duties. The case was resolved shortly before trial for $400,000.
$350,000 - Slip and Fall Accident, Premises Liability
The Glorioso Law Firm successfully resolved a case before the start of trial against a fitness center for a lady who slipped and fell in the ladies’ locker room due to water accumulation on the floor. The Glorioso Law Firm successfully argued that the accumulation of water was known to the defendant and could have been prevented. The case was settled before trial for $350,000.
$112,500 - Trip and Fall Accident, Premises Liability
The Glorioso Law Firm successfully resolved this trip and fall case for a lady who tripped over a crate of soft drinks that was improperly placed in the aisle causing a tripping hazard. The fall took place at a grocery store in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The case was resolved for $112,500.