Triumph Over Tragedy: A $705,000 Victory in a Slip and Fall Case

  • Dan T. Matrafajlo
  • Sun Jun 2024
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At a New Jersey casino, on what seemed like an ordinary day, a customer accidentally dropped a cup of coffee on the casino floor. Unbeknownst to the plaintiff, this seemingly minor event would lead to significant consequences. As he walked across the main casino floor, he slipped on the spilled coffee, which had been on the floor for precisely 5.40 minutes. The fall resulted in a severe injury to his right shoulder, necessitating surgical intervention.

The defense argued that the large cup of coffee was “open and obvious” and had not been on the ground for more than seven minutes, thus absolving them of liability. They further contended that the plaintiff’s injuries were pre-existing, citing a shoulder injection received two months prior and a history of right shoulder pain spanning 11 years.

Despite the defendants’ arguments, the firm of Beninato and Matrafajlo successfully secured a $705,000 compensation for the plaintiff. This recovery was awarded for purely non-economic damages, a testament to the firm’s unwavering commitment to their client’s cause and the acknowledgment of the plaintiff’s pain and suffering.

This case underscores the critical importance of expert legal representation in personal injury cases. It demonstrates that even when the odds seem stacked against you, with the right team, justice can prevail.

If you or someone you know has been the victim of a slip and fall accident, don’t hesitate to reach out to Beninato and Matrafajlo for a consultation. Let us help you navigate the complexities of the legal system and fight for the compensation you deserve.

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