LAS VEGAS, Jan. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Shook & Stone, Chtd. has managed to secure a $2.3 million settlement for a client that slipped and fell in a large puddle of water within a grocery store. The plaintiff suffered a debilitating knee injury that required multiple surgeries. The settlement was accepted months before a trial was scheduled to begin, saving the client from both lost time and an uncertain outcome if it had to go through litigation.
The plaintiff was shopping within the defendant's grocery store – identities and names have been revealed to maintain case confidentiality – early one morning in November 2013. While browsing for items, the plaintiff slipped upon a large puddle of water in the middle of an aisle. The plaintiff landed directly on her left knee, causing significant harm.
There was only one small hazard cone nearby and no attempt was made to prevent patrons from walking into the area. Legal counsel for the plaintiff was able to use closed-circuit television footage from the establishment's own systems to review the events just prior to the plaintiff's slip-and-fall incident. It revealed that employees walked directly in front and around the puddle more than once, making it unreasonable to assume that the establishment was not aware of the slip hazard.
More information was found that outlined recent repair efforts on the icebox that was leaking and caused the large puddle. This further proved that the grocery store management was aware of the safety hazard to its patrons but did not adequately address it.
Through dedicated counsel and an attention to all available details, Shook & Stone, Chtd. was able to navigate the claim towards the $2.3 million settlement. For more information about legal counsel provided by Shook & Stone, Chtd., inquiring parties can visit the law firm's website (http://www.shookandstone.com/).
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