*All names have been changed to protect case members’ identities.
The plaintiff, Maria, sued her insurance company in West Palm Beach for a premises liability case. We recovered $350,000 in damages when we successfully tried her case.
Maria is a mother and grandmother who realized that her car was making a strange noise. She took it to a local West Palm Beach repair shop, whose employee asked if they could hear the noise firsthand. The employee drove the car around the block, with Maria in the passenger seat. Upon returning, the employee asked Maria to step over to the office computer. When she stepped out of the car, she slipped and fell on an oily, wet floor, knocking the wind out of her. She continued to have trouble breathing, and after several minutes, an ambulance was called.
Maria suffered the following injuries as a direct result of the accident:
We believed that the defendant was liable, as it should have been the company’s responsibility to clean up moisture and/or oil spills on the floor of their West Palm Beach, FL shop to prevent slips, trips, and falls.
Cohen & Cohen fought for these rights owed to Maria, as well as to other Florida customers in the future:
Liability was clear in this premises liability case because:
This personal injury case resulted in medical bills totaling almost $95,000, in addition to necessary hired help for activities Maria was no longer able to do while healing from the accident.