After 3 years of litigation, the former owners of a Perkins Restaurant agreed to a $1.9 million settlement of a personal injury case with a 32-year-old man from Newton, New Jersey who sustained injuries in a slip-and-fall accident in the restaurant's parking lot in 2007. According to a press release from Morris, Downing and Sherred, the victim slipped on an untreated patch of ice near a storm drain in an unlit area of the restaurant's parking lot. He suffered shoulder and spine injuries in the fall, and consequently had to pay over $250,000 in medical fees out-of-pocket to treat his injuries.
Because of the severity of those injuries sustained in the slip-and-fall accident, they couldn't be ignored by the victim. As a result of the fall, the victim sustained multiple disc herniations in his lower back and underwent spinal fusion surgery in which doctors implanted various pieces of metal in the lower section of his spine. Even after extensive treatment and surgical procedures, the slip-and-fall accident victim was left with permanent disabilities. His range of motion became severely limited, a condition which interfered with his ability to perform even the most basic daily tasks and activities.
Settlements of this size for slip-and-fall accidents are rare due to the questions that naturally arise about the plaintiff's liability, but in a case like this, the responsibility lay squarely on the shoulders of the restaurant owners. A good personal injury attorney in New York City can help slip-and-fall accident victims to discern whether or not they have a legitimate premises liability case against the property owners. Furthermore, if you contact Antin, Ehrlich & Epstein, we will not only help you determine if you do have a case worth pursuing should you suffer a slip-and-fall accident, our New York City personal injury attorneys will fight to win you the maximum compensation possible.