Slip and Fall Attorneys Dell & Schafer Get $18,000 for Injured Tourist
Tourist Injured in Slip and Fall at Hotel in Boca Raton
Our client, an 80-year-old man from New York was visiting Boca Raton to attend a family wedding. He and his wife were staying at a local hotel for a long weekend where they planned to socialize with family and other guests that were in town for the wedding. Our client and his wife arrived late one night and checked into their room without incident.
The next morning, our client went to take a shower in his guest bathroom, which provided a regular bathtub with a standard shower head. Upon turning on the water and soaping up, he turned around and immediately slipped and fell, banging his face and nose on the top side of the tub before he hit the floor. His nose immediately began swelling and bleeding profusely, which prompted his wife to call the front desk staff who called an ambulance. The paramedics arrived and tended to his injuries before transporting him to emergency room at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. The emergency room physician diagnosed our client with a fractured nose and sutured an external wound before releasing him from the hospital.
Family Contacts and Retains Boca Raton Slip and Fall Attorneys Dell and Schaefer
After our client and his wife attended the family wedding, they returned home to Long Island, New York and contacted Boca Raton Slip and Fall Attorneys Dell and Schaefer. Our attorneys established that the bathtubs in the guest rooms were very slippery and that there were no bath mats or non-skid surfaces in the tubs. The hotel had rubber bath mats available and it appeared that they were placed in most rooms. However, housekeeping had not provided a mat in our client’s guest room.
Attorneys Dell & Schaefer Settle Case with Hotel Insurance Company for $18,000
Thankfully, our client did not need ongoing medical treatment as a result of his injury. Upon returning home, he saw his primary family physician to remove the sutures on his nose. The fractured nose, while initially painful, seemed to have healed quite well. Attorneys Dell & Schaefer presented the medical bills incurred together with the hospital record and photos of the original injury to the insurance company. We alleged that not having bath mats or non-skid strips at the bottom of the tub created a dangerous condition for hotel guests and that it was clearly foreseeable that what happened to our client could easily occur even when being careful.
The hotel acknowledged that housekeeping had failed to provide the bath mat and that tubs could be very slippery without them. The insurance company settled our clients claim for $18,000. Our client was extremely happy with the result but even more satisfied that he did not have to come back to Florida to litigate his case, and that attorneys Dell and Schaefer were able to resolve his case so quickly.
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