Tuesday, 6 December, 2011
A man from New Jersey, who slipped on an icy patch in a restaurant car park and sustained severe injuries as a result, has settled his claim for restaurant injury compensation shortly before his case was due to be heard in court.
The victim, who wished to remain anonymous, was visiting the Perkins Restaurant on Route 46 in Budd Lake, New Jersey, in January 2007, when he slipped on an untreated icy patch adjacent to a storm drain in the restaurant car park.
As a result of the fall, the victim sustained multiple shoulder and spine injuries – including disc herniations which required spinal fusion surgery and plates to be inserted to support his lower back. Despite treatment costing in excess of 250,000 dollars, the victim is still unable to walk any length of distance and perform routine daily activities.
After seeking legal advice, the single father of two children made a restaurant injury compensation claim against the owners of the restaurant – K Investments Limited L.P. – and, shortly before the case was scheduled to be heard in court, a settlement was negotiated between the man´s legal representatives and the restaurant´s public liability insurers.
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