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The Slippery Slope of Slip and Fall Cases
A judge in Carson City Nevada, overturned a ruling that awarded a slip and fall victim $3.5 million dollars. Debbie Giglio was on her way to the bathroom at a local establishment called, Carmine’s Little Italy Restaurant, when she slipped and fell. Debbie testifies that she slipped on some sort of oily substance that had been left on the floor. The subsequent slip and fall caused injuries that led to over $400,000 in medical expenses.
Why was the judgment overturned?
The case was returned to Judge Timothy Williams in the District Court for further investigations and hearings regarding the lawsuit brought against Carmine’s. The high court believe that while Judge Williams was correct in with holding specific information on Ms. Giglio’s previous injuries, he was incorrect in giving a ‘mode of operation’ instruction to the jury. Why? Mode of Operation is strictly for restaurants that operate on a self-serve basis. Carmines’ is a sit down restaurant and therefore doesn’t qualify.
Unfortunately, there are many slip and fall cases that are overturned due to lack of evidence, and an increase in the number of slip and fall scams are perpetrated by victims who try to gain easy money from insurance companies and targeted businesses. Its important for individuals to stand for their legal rights when property owners are being downright negligent regarding relevant dangers on their premises that require immediate attention to prevent physical harm.
Should I speak with a Slip and Fall Lawyer?
If you’ve suffered an injury because of a slip and fall accident and believe that there is negligence on the part of the property owner, you may have a legitimate case and be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering. Call the slip and fall attorneys in the Bronx at the Law Office of Jay S. Knispel for a free consultation and evaluation of your case. The firm has 20+ years of experience representing slip and fall clients and has a proven track record in winning these types of cases. The firm provides honest counsel and superior representation for every client.