Slip and Fall Attorney Reaches $875,000 Settlement for Slip and Fall Victim Who Suffered Traumatic Brain Injury After Falling on Stairway Outside Restaurant
By Dean I. Weitzman, Esq. on January 11th, 2019
A man who tripped and fell as he walked down an outside stairway at a restaurant and bar in New Jersey has reached an $875,000 settlement with the help of a slip and fall attorney who represented him in the case.
The victim, Jack Lewis, was leaving P.B.’s Diner and Taproom in Glassboro, N.J. on June 19, 2015, when his shoe became caught at the top of on outside stairway and he fell down six steps, according to a Dec. 26, 2018, story on Law.Com.
Lewis, who was 66 years old at the time of the incident, struck his head as he fell and suffered a traumatic brain injury, the story reported.
The owners of the restaurant allegedly created a tripping hazard on the stairs by removing some tile and replacing it with a piece of wood, according to the report.
After his fall, a CT scan of Lewis’ brain was read as negative, and he was discharged, but he was ordered to return several hours later when a second reading of the same scan showed a brain bleed. At that time, he was diagnosed with a subdural hematoma and concussion and was released after one day.
Lewis returned to his job as a corporate controller a month later, but experienced memory loss, which is an effect of a traumatic brain injury, according to his lawsuit. He retired from his job a year later, still suffering from the effects of the traumatic brain injury.
Lewis had dinner at the restaurant before his fall and consumed two alcoholic drinks with his dinner, the story continued.
The slip and fall case was heard in U.S. District Court in New Jersey. Both parties agreed to settle the case for $875,000, which was paid under the restaurant’s $1 million in coverage with Utica First Insurance Company, according to the plaintiff’s attorney.
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