A diner, who slipped and fell on an icy restaurant car park, is to receive 1.9 million dollars in settlement of his restaurant fall claim.
The unnamed single father of two from Newton, New Jersey, was visiting the Perkins Restaurant in Budd lake, new jersey, in January 2007 when he slipped on the ice which had formed by a storm drain in an unlit section of the car park. He suffered severe injuries to his shoulder and spine which required spinal fusion surgery and the insertion of plates to support his back during his treatment.
Four years later, and after spending more than 250,000 dollars on medical treatment, the man is still unable to walk any distance and cannot perform regular household activities. After seeking legal advice, a restaurant fall claim was filed against the owners of the restaurant – K Investments Limited L.P. – and shortly before the case was scheduled to be heard in court the 1.9 million dollar settlement was agreed between the victim´s solicitors and the insurers for the restaurant.