Slip and Fall at National Restaurant – Kendall
On July 25, 2010, our client, Jane Doe, was dining with her husband at a National Restaurant chain in Kendall, Florida. After finishing dinner, Jane Doe walked towards the exit of the restaurant. She slipped and fell on the hardwood floor in the dining room, suffering injuries to her knee that required surgery to repair. The Restaurant investigated the incident and concluded that there was nothing on the floor that would have caused her to slip – i.e., food, water, grease, etc. As a result, the Restaurant’s insurer denied the claim. Jane Doe agreed that there was nothing on the floor – but believed that the hardwood floor was just “slippery.”
The Weber Law Firm filed suit against the National Restaurant in the Fall of 2010. During the litigation, Lawyers at the Weber Law Firm uncovered two other women who had slipped and fallen at the Restaurant on the very same night as Jane Doe. Moreover, the Weber Law Firm located several former employees of the National Restaurant who testified that the hardwood floor in the dining room had been slippery for a long time before Jane Doe slipped and fell and that it was well known among the hostesses, wait staff and management that the floor was slippery – particularly for females wearing high heels.
Exactly one year from the date of Jane Doe’s slip and fall – July 25, 2011 — the Weber Law Firm was scheduled to go to trial in this case. On the Thursday before trial, the lawyers for the National Restaurant indicated that their client would likely “admit liability” and accept fault for Jane Doe’s Slip and Fall. WHAT A DIFFERENCE A YEAR MAKES! On the eve of trial, the National Restaurant agreed to pay a confidential amount of money for Jane Doe’s injuries.