Cooper Hurley Client is Awarded $125,000 After Being Injured at Chesapeake Restaurant
A case in which a 76-year-old man was awarded $125,000 after a serious fall in a restaurant in Chesapeake, has been featured in Virginia Lawyers Weekly.
The man was represented by John Cooper of Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers. He tried to enter a fast food restaurant in 2012, but an employee who was standing in the doorway holding a trash can, motioned him to go around him. The plaintiff had to cross a landscaped area where he tripped on an irrigation hose and fell.
A manager of the restaurant helped the man to his feet and into the restaurant while they waited for an EMS crew to show up. The store contested liability and the man’s version of the facts.
The trip and fall resulted in serious injuries. The customer suffered a broken hip, a broken finger and multiple bruises. He underwent a procedure in which a long trochanteric nail was inserted for a hip fracture, two weeks of residential rehabilitation and physical therapy.
Every year thousands of people are injured in Virginia when they trip at a premises. In some cases you may have grounds to bring a lawsuit against a property owner or a manager. All cases are different and we cannot guarantee the same result in your case. If you have been hurt in a fall due to the fault of another, call Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers at 757.455.0077 or see CooperHurley.com.