When a person in Connecticut thinks of a slip-and-fall accident, they may initially imagine a spill on a grocery store floor or an icy sidewalk in the wintertime. However, slip-and-fall accidents can take place just about anywhere. Once slip-and-fall accident that recently reached a settlement four years after the incident occurred took place in a laundromat.
A Connecticut man has reached a $400,000 settlement in a slip-and-fall accident that occurred four years ago. The man was at a laundromat in December 2012 when he slipped on some liquid on the floor and suffered injuries. These included head and jaw injuries as well as a shoulder fracture. According to the lawsuit, the fall caused the man to become unable to take care of his daily living activities, both now and in the future, as well as being unable to engage in leisure activities he once enjoyed. Therefore, the fall has caused him to suffer not just physical injuries, but emotional suffering as well.
The man's attorneys stated that all commercial businesses and their owners, including the laundromat at issue, had a duty to perform their constant due diligence in keeping their premises safe for the public. The man is satisfied with the settlement.
This is a success story in the area of slip-and-fall lawsuits, but as it shows, it can sometimes take years for these types of lawsuits to resolve. Some premises liability cases, like this one, can be settled out of court, but others require litigation. In either case, a person who has been injured in a slip-and-fall accidents should not hesitate to consult with an attorney who can examine the evidence and recommend an appropriate course of action.
Source: CTPost, "Fall victim takes laundromat to the cleaners," Daniel Tepfer, April 4, 2017