Miriam Fuentes, a fifty-six year old woman, was doing her routine shopping in Wal-Mart one afternoon when she slipped and fell in the middle of the store. Miriam suffered severe knee, shoulder and ankle injuries as a result of the fall, which required months of rehabilitation. Miriam contacted the Friedland | Carmona to handle her personal injury claim. The South Miami slip and fall attorneys took her case to court and recovered $394,206 for Miriam’s injuries.
In trial, Miriam’s attorneys, Jonathan Friedland and Michael Carmona, argued that another patron had taken a jug of water from a shelf and that the water was leaking from her cart for at least four minutes, creating a puddle that led to Miriam’s fall. Two Wal-Mart employees walked passed the spill on the floor, but did nothing to fix the situation. The spill was not cleaned up, nor was a “Wet Floor” sign placed anywhere near the spill. Defense counsel argued that Wal-Mart did not have time to notice the spill because the water had spilled on forty seconds before Miriam fell.
The Miami-Dade Circuit Court jury determined Wal-Mart was at fault for the accident and awarded $492,758. However, the jury concluded that Wal-Mart was only 80 percent at fault for Miriam’s fall and that she was 20 percent at fault for the fall, and thus reduced Miriam’s award to $394,206 to compensate for her injuries.
Woman who slipped on water at Wal-Mart gets $394, 206, www.dailybusinessreview.com March 2, 2012.
Miriam Fuentes’s life was drastically changed while she was innocently shopping in Wal-Mart. Thankfully, the expert premises liability attorneys at the Friedland | Carmona were able to recover compensation to cover her injuries and she will not continue to financially suffer as a result of this accident. The Miami slip and fall lawyers at the Friedland | Carmona have spent over twenty years helping accident victims like Miriam Fuentes recover the compensation they deserve. If you or a loved on has been injured in a slip and fall or a trip and fall accident, call the Homestead personal injury lawyers today! Call (305) 661-2008 for your free consultation.
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