Andrea Demers Obtains Defense Verdict On Slip-and-Fall Case

Andrea Demers recently prevailed on behalf of a restaurant owner in a premises liability case, following a three day jury trial. The plaintiff alleged that he was injured as a result of a fall on a slippery floor at the restaurant, claiming that the restaurant created the slippery condition and failed to properly address it. On behalf of the restaurant owner, Andrea argued that the restaurant did not create any slippery condition, nor did they have sufficient notice of any slippery condition such that they could have corrected it. Plaintiff alleged that as a result of the fall he suffered permanent injuries to his dominant hand and was out of work for over one year. Ultimately, after approximately two hours of deliberation, the jury found that plaintiff’s injuries were not proximately caused by any alleged negligence by the restaurant.