An elderly man has settled a lawsuit for $6 million after suffering serious injuries in a slip and fall accident. The 74-year-old man sustained disabling injuries when he stepped out of an indoor hotel pool, slipped, and struck his head. The accident happened in Branson, Missouri at a hotel that had replaced some of the ceramic tile surrounding the pool with non-slip tile. However, not all of the tiles had been replaced and the man stepped on the ceramic tiles and slipped. As he fell, he struck his head and originally thought he was ok. Later in the evening, he suffered a seizure and was transported to the hospital. Doctors discovered that he had intracranially bleeding that led to half of his body being paralyzed. The man filed a lawsuit alleging the hotel is negligent in providing a safe property that caused his injuries. The complaint also states that he has currently incurred $430,000 in medical expenses and future medical needs are estimated to be $3 million. The plaintiff and defendant reached a settlement agreement for $6 million before the trial began.
Premises liability laws require property owners to maintain their premises to prevent any individual from being harmed. Drownings, dog bites, food poisonings, and slip and fall accidents are examples of accidents that may be grounds to file a premises liability case. Slip and fall accidents can happen due to wet or slippery conditions, failure to remove snow or ice in an appropriate amount of time, and tripping hazards. Consulting a skilled premises liability attorney is imperative to receive a full investigation to determine the most effective course of action.
At Meyerkord & Kurth, our premises liability attorneys have the resources and experience necessary to successfully handle your case. We will fight aggressively to recover the maximum compensation for your damages while obtaining the justice you deserve. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.