Ignoring spills can lead to slips and potential injuries. This opens the door to lawsuits. By having Slip Stoppers treat your surfaces, you can minimize your liability. Below, we have outlined past court cases that were caused by slips and falls on dangerous surfaces.
COHEN V. RENAISSANCE HOTEL
$770,121 verdict – DOA: July 2010. Miami-Dade County.
The Plaintiff slipped and fell on a wet and slippery wooden deck near a pool at A Renaissance Resort & Spa in Miami, Florida. He sustained injuries to his shoulder, neck, back, mouth and wrist as a result (the extent of his injuries & treatment is unknown). The defendant alleged that there were three yellow warning cones on the deck. The jury found that the plaintiff was 50% responsible and the defendant was 50% responsible.
CHRISTIAN V. VENETIAN CONDO
$288,030.00 verdict – Jury verdict / Sept. 2014. Broward County. DOA: Aug 2011.
Plaintiff slipped and fell due to a slippery substance on the parking garage floor at the Venetian Condominium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Plaintiff suffered unspecified personal injuries. Unknown facts regarding details re: the slippery substance. Breakdown: $39,029.72 for past medical expenses, $100,000 for past pain & suffering, and $150,000 for future pain & suffering.
TALLENT V. PILOT TRAVEL CENTER
$68,500 verdict – Oct. 2014. Two arthroscopic surgeries: shoulder tear plus aggravation of knee arthritis.
Facts: Diesel spill near pumps of a Flying J truck stop near Tampa. Prior trucker had overfilled his truck with diesel fuel, causing a spill 15-20 minutes before. Apparently the court felt this was enough for actual or constructive notice required under 768.0755. But plaintiff knew about the spill, had walked through the area several times, and the defendant had placed barrels to barricade the area. Defendant also reported that it takes 30-60 minutes to clean diesel spills using an oil absorbent. Jury found plaintiff 35% responsible, so award was reduced that percent