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Slip-and-fall victim wins suit against Kroger

Posted on Friday, February 10th, 2012 at 6:19 pm    

Recently, a man who filed suit against Kroger after injuring himself in a slip-and-fall accident at their store won his case with a $2.3 million verdict. The accident occurred in May 2008 when the 49-year-old slipped on a pile of spilled, crushed fruit on the floor at a Kroger in Douglasville, Georgia.

The plaintiff’s spinal cord was seriously damaged when he slipped, and he incurred $135,000 in medical bills from the treatment and surgery needed to repair it. Furthermore, the man–who worked as a commercial landscaper–was not able to work because of his injuries.

The grocer told the court that they do not keep surveillance video footage for more than 17 days and they no longer had footage from the day of the man’s accident. The defense also claimed that the surveillance cameras at their store did not capture action where the accident occurred.

However, investigations revealed that one of the cameras at the store aimed directly at where the man was injured. The court found Kroger negligent for allowing the accident to occur and destroying evidence.

To speak with an experienced attorney about injuries you or a loved one has suffered in a slip-and-fall accident, contact the Fort Lauderdale slip and fall lawyers of Winston Law Firm by calling 800-475-4206 today.

Slip and fall lawsuit ends in $7.5 million verdict

Posted on Thursday, January 12th, 2012 at 8:26 pm    

The victim of a slip and fall accident has been awarded close to $7.5 million by the jury in his case.

The accident took place at a Starbucks in San Diego, California. The store manager was cleaning the floors while the victim was ordering. He was walking to pick up his drink order when he lost his balance on the slick floor. He fell to the ground, striking his head. The injury resulted in the man being unable to return to work as a chiropractor.

He brought a lawsuit against Starbucks and after two and a half weeks the jury reached a verdict. They awarded him $7.5 million. Of that amount, $1 million went to the victim’s wife for the loss of certain relationship components.

If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident on someone else’s property, please contact the Fort Lauderdale slip and fall lawyers of Winston Law Firm by calling 954-475-9666 today.

 

Fall prevention important for elderly over 65

Posted on Monday, September 26th, 2011 at 4:31 pm    

For Floridians that are over the age of 65, falls are a top cause of injury and death. According to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one third of all Americans over age 65 suffer a fall each year. This is why it is important to make sure that all caregivers are aware of the best ways to prevent these falls.

Another estimate from the CDC shows that there are nearly 1,800 people in nursing homes that are killed each year from injuries from falling.

Statistics from the Florida Health Department show that in 2009, there were nearly 1,714 falls that lead to death and 42,754 were hospitalized from falls. Because of the severity of the issue, a Statewide Senior Falls Prevention Coalition has now been formed and just had their first meeting.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall accident, you need experienced representation on your side. contact the Fort Lauderdale slip and fall lawyers of Winston Law Firm, by calling 954-475-9666 today.