$105,000 Settlement for Injury Incurred in Bar/RestaurantApril 1, 2013
Christopher L. Musmanno, personal injury attorney with the law firm of Einhorn, Harris, Ascher, Barbarito & Frost, Denville, NJ, announces a $105,000 settlement for an injury incurred in a restaurant/bar. Plaintiff, 40 years of age, went out with her girlfriends to a local bar restaurant in January of 2012 at which time she slipped and fell on a beer soaked floor outside the ladies room. There were no cones or other warning devices regarding the floor and an employee was actually sweeping outside the bathroom trying to clean up the beer soaked floor without putting any type of warning device to alert customers that the floor was so wet. As a result of her fall she sustained a fracture of the left distal radius requiring open reduction and internal fixation with the insertion of a wrist plate and 5 locking cortical screws. Her case was resolved prior to trial for $105,000.00. The defense did not dispute the injury but greatly disputed that it was liable in any way because it had no notice of the allegedly dangerous condition.