Verdict for Slip and Fall at San Diego Restaurant
Attorney Howard Kitay obtained a $500,000.00 Verdict for a San Diego woman who slipped and fell on spilled cherry juice at an Italian Restaurant in San Diego. Prior to opening at 11 a.m., a restaurant employee spilled cherry juice on the floor and then mopped the floor with soap and water. No wet floor signs were posted. Plaintiff entered the restaurant shortly after 11 a.m. to pick up breadsticks to bring to her workplace, and slipped and fell on the wet floor. Plaintiff sustained a head contusion, neck and back strains, a bruised tailbone, ankle sprains, a left knee sprain and bruise, and a right wrist sprain. Her medical bills totaled over $56,000.00.
Attorney Howard Kitay filed suit in San Diego Superior Court. The restaurant insisted the floor was dry and the fall was not their fault, and that the cherry juice had been sufficiently cleaned-up. The restaurant refused to settle. The Kitay firm hired a forensic expert. At trial, the restaurant continued to claim the incident was not their fault. The forensic expert demonstrated to the jury that Plaintiff’s shoes had cherry juice residue from the fall, which proved the restaurant had failed to adequately clean up the spill.
After a four day trial, Plaintiff received a verdict of $500,000.00.