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Rising Judgements in Slip & Fall Cases Relevant to Sunken Slab Liability Risk?

Posted by Kreg Thornley on Jun 24, 2021 10:00:00 AM

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Body - Rising Judgments in Slip & Fall Cases Relevant to Sunken Slab Liability RiskA couple of recent judgments in slip and fall cases should concern any property owner with slip OR trip risks on the premises. 

On July 12, 2019, WTXL TV in Tallahassee posted an article on their website about a near 2 million dollar judgment for a slip and fall case at a local convenience store:

On Thursday, a Leon County jury ruled that Siraji Inc., the owner of the USA Grocers convenience store in the 2600 block of Roberts Avenue, was responsible for causing the 2016 slip and fall of 47-year-old Stephanie Jenkins. Jenkins was awarded $1.9 million for the permanent and severe injuries she sustained.

On January 8, 2021, Daily Report posted an article about a 1 million dollar judgment in an Atlanta slip and fall case:

Nearly a year after a judge awarded a woman injured in a slip-and-fall accident at an Atlanta restaurant more than $1.1 million in damages, the parties have settled for just over $1 million.

These are record judgments against property owners for these types of accidents. If you have a trip and fall litigation risk on your site, contact us for a qualified slab lifting contractor referral today!

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