Casey & Devoti recently settled a premises liability case for $625,000 against Jack in the Box Eastern Division, LP.
The client, a 66-year-old retired postal worker, walked into a Jack in the Box restaurant and slipped on a freshly mopped, wet floor. As a result of the fall, the client suffered a broken femur which required several surgeries to repair. The injury and resulting complications ultimately led to the client needing a total knee replacement. Since the fall and the surgeries, the client has undergone countless hours of physical and occupational therapy.
The case was filed in St. Louis County Circuit Court. Attorney Casey was able to prove through video evidence that the Jack in the Box employee mopped the floor, but failed to properly post a sign warning patrons of the wet and slippery condition of the floor. This proved the hazardous condition was caused by the negligence of the restaurant employee and that the injuries sustained were a direct result of the negligence.
Property owners have a duty to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition. It is also the duty of the owner to train their employees to follow specific safety and warning guidelines when a hazard does exist. The failure to maintain safe conditions may subject the owner to liability if a tenant or visitor is injured as a result.
For over 30 years, Casey & Devoti has diligently protected the rights of its clients with honesty and integrity. Our lawyers are dedicated to providing individuals with first-class, professional and aggressive legal representation. Matt Casey and Matt Devoti have extensive trial experience representing clients in matters such as, automobile, truck and train accidents, medical malpractice, product and premises liability, elder care and sexual abuse, Workers’ Compensation and wrongful death. Casey & Devoti proudly serves the greater St. Louis metropolitan area, southeastern Missouri and southern Illinois. As always, our attorneys offer free, no-obligation consultations.