Winn-Dixie Pays Over $5k in Pompano Beach Slip and Fall Case
A 42-year-old Pompano Beach woman found out the hard way just how painful slip and fall injuries can be. The victim was shopping at a Pompano Beach Winn-Dixie when the slip and fall occurred. She slipped in a puddle on the store’s floor and fell without being able to catch herself. Emergency responders rushed her to a local hospital where doctors diagnosed her with serious neck, back and wrist injuries.
Physical therapy was not enough to alleviate the victim’s pain, so doctors had no choice but to perform a spinal fusion. As you might guess, her hospital and surgical bills were extremely expensive. In addition, there was the cost of physical therapy and pain medications. Despite her personal injury lawyer’s attempts at settling the case, Winn-Dixie would not agree to a just amount for the victim’s injuries.
At trial, evidence showed that Winn-Dixie knew about the puddle on its floor but did not clean it up. The judge also agreed that the victim did not suffer from any pre-existing injuries before her slip and fall accident. Despite Winn-Dixie’s attempts to discredit the plaintiff, the court ruled that the store was responsible and owed the woman over $5,000.
Slip and fall cases can get complex, as large retailers will do anything to escape liability. The Florida personal injury attorneys at Dell & Schaefer are aggressive and experienced. Call our office at (800) 383-7853. We handle many of our cases on a contingency fee basis.