It is a common thing to see or hear about people being injured from slip and fall incidents in the U.S. In fact, these
injuries can happen to anybody, and just about anywhere. Victims suffer from injuries like small bruises, broken bones, in some serious incidents, paralysis. We previously wrote about slip fall hazards in a restaurant and now we take a look at accidents that have happened in restaurants and settlement amounts.
3 Restaurant Slip And Fall Settlements
- Judd Daniel received a huge compensation of $1M after losing his foothold on a slippery floor in a Steam Plant restaurant that lacked a slippery-floor warning post. The defendant restaurant became liable of not putting a warning post, showing that the floor was slippery due to wetness after mopping. The accident led to Daniel’s arm sustaining several fractures, in addition to diagnosing a disorder that in effect made his skeleton vulnerable to fractures and breaks.
- In another slip and fall case, on September 27, 2010, Edwin and Mildred were awarded $4.8M, by Starbucks Corporation at Los Angeles Superior Court before Judge Stephen Cluzeger. The case against Starbucks had been in court since September 15, the same year.
- A woman fractured her spine through a slip and fall accident at a McDonald’s in Maui. Beverly Munguia who was aged 57 was awarded a huge amount of $5.6M by the restaurant. After her fall, Munguia suffered a permanent curve in her lower back, which led her to use a wheelchair permanently . This woman told the court that she slipped on spilled food as the restaurant’s employees had not properly and timely cleaned the floor.
Why You Should Hire An Injury Lawyer
As you can see from above, winning a slip and fall settlement in Philadelphia is not that easy. This is because you
need substantial evidence to prove the defendant’s liability.
According to tort law, you are entitled to compensation from an individual, if you prove that their carelessness caused you injury or harm. Just like others, you may opt to settle the case out of court. Either way, you are required to give clear evidence of how the accused caused your injuries or accidents. It is thus important to secure legal help when placing a slip and fall claim.
Various Slip And Fall Settlements
If you are a victim of a slip and fall incident, you may choose between a structured settlement and out-of-court settlement.
In a structured settlement, the injured victim is awarded settlement via a court order. Conversely, in an out-of-court settlement (negotiated settlement), the defendant’s insurance company agrees on a monetary award to compensate the injured victim. However, even if you choose a negotiated settlement, you still need a legal representative to avoid low compensation from the defendant’s insurance company. A legal representative will make sure you get a fair amount of compensation.
In the restaurant slip and fall settlements in the U.S, the slip and fall victims have received huge amounts of money to cover their current and future medical costs, and their pain and agony.