Today’s story is about a slip and fall that occurred in a restaurant parking lot in Victoria, Texas. On a Friday evening, an older couple just finished eating and were on their way to the car. Like all restaurants do, this restaurant had a few handicap parking spots near the front door. At some point, the handicap sign and pole had blown away from its holder leaving a round metal nub jutting up from the place where the sign once was. Our client tripped on this nub and her head and shoulder hit the pavement. There was no form of caution sign around the obstacle.
The impact was so severe our client had to have surgery on one side of her face, making it look asymmetrical to the other side. Our client also had to have rotator cuff surgery, which, as many of you may know, is no joke.
Our client not only suffered facial disfigurement, but this incident caused personal pain and suffering, emotional instability in her close relationships, and had an impact on her job that she loves. For these damages and more, Carrigan and Anderson has filed suit against the restaurant group.
An incident like this is known in the legal realm as a “premises liability lawsuit.” Property owners are responsible for the safety of their premises at all times. If you or a loved one suffers a serious injury due to a property owner’s neglect, it’s important to take pictures of the area and any of its hazards. Get names and numbers of witnesses, and managers on staff. It’s also important to get checked out by a medical professional as soon as possible. If you’re able, call me from the scene. You may reach me by phone or text seven days a week at 361-648-6888.
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