Recent Slip and Fall, Trip and Fall and Inadequate Security Cases

Client injured in fall down dark step at Applebee’s Restaurant – A client of the Kittell Law Firm was injured recently when she tripped and fell at an Applebee’s Restaurant in Horn Lake, Mississippi.  The client tripped and fell on an unlit set of steps due to the steps being dark and because the bottom step was a darker color than the stairs preceding it.  Due to the last step’s dark color and the lack of lighting, our client did not see the last step, which caused her to trip and fall.  She suffered severe injuries, including an injury to her knee which required surgery.  The Kittell Law Firm has filed a lawsuit on her behalf against Applebee’s in the Circuit Court of DeSoto County, Mississippi.

Client injured at Brookhaven, MS Wal-Mart – The Kittell Law Firm recently filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart arising from an injury at the Brookhaven, MS Wal-Mart.  Our client was injured after a Wal-Mart employee directed a customer to leave two recently watered plants near the entrance to the garden section of the store.  The employee left the plants there for approximately forty minutes. The water from the plants leaked onto the store’s tile floor, which caused our client to slip and fall.  Our client injured his knee, neck and lower back, including several herniated discs.  Our client was unable to work for approximately five months as a result of his injuries and still suffers pain daily.  A lawsuit was filed in the Circuit Court of Lincoln County, Mississippi, which Wal-Mart removed to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi.

Slip and fall lawsuit against Harlow’s Casino  – Our client allegedly fell on a wet floor of one of the public restrooms in the Harlow’s Casino in Greenville, Misssissippi.  As a result, our client suffered significant personal injuries.  We have filed a lawsuit against Harlow’s Casino in the Circuit Court of Washington County as a result of the casino’s alleged negligence.

Slip and fall at Hollywood Casino in Tunica County, Mississippi – The Kittell Law Firm recently filed a slip and fall personal injury lawsuit against the Hollywood Casino for a client who allegedly slipped and fell due to the presence of a puddle of water in the lobby of the casino’s hotel.  He suffered a concussion in the fall and seriously injured his back as a result of the wet floor.  The lawsuit is pending in the Circuit Court of Tunica County, Mississippi.

Slip and fall lawsuit against The Kroger Co. – Our client allegedly slipped and fell on an accumulation of liquid on one of the aisles of the Kroger store in Horn Lake, Mississippi.  As a result, our client severely injured her back.  The Kittell Law Firm filed a lawsuit against The Kroger Co. on behalf of our injured client in the Circuit Court of DeSoto County, Mississippi.

Slip and fall lawsuit against Wal-Mart – Client slipped and fell on several clothes hangers that were allegedly left on the floor of the Wal-Mart Store in Southaven, Mississippi.  The hangers were allegedly within eyesight of one or more Wal-Mart employees, who allegedly failed to pick them up.  The Plaintiff slipped on the hangers and fell, injuring her lower back.

Slip and fall lawsuit against Fitzgerald’s Casino & Hotel –  The Kittell Law Firm filed a lawsuit against Barden Mississippi Gaming, LLC d/b/a Fitzgerald’s Casino & Hotel in the Circuit Court of Tunica County, Mississippi.  Our client was injured when she slipped and fell on a wet floor while leaving one of the casino’s public restrooms.  According to our client and at least one other witness, there was no wet floor sign or other warning sign present at the time of our client’s fall.  Our client suffered multiple torn tendons in her shoulder.

Premises injury case against Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. – Lawsuit filed in the County Court of DeSoto County, Mississippi against Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. arising from injuries suffered by our client when a Wal-Mart employee allegedly dropped a large bottle of apple juice on our client’s foot.  The injury to the Plaintiff’s foot required medical treatment.

Slip and fall lawsuit against Resorts Casino Tunica – The Kittell Law Firm filed a lawsuit in the Circuit Court of Tunica County, Mississippi on behalf of a client injured at the Resorts Casino Tunica when he slipped and fell in an accumulation of water from a leaking urinal in one of the casino’s public restrooms.  According to our investigation, at least one employee of the casino had reported the leaking urinal on several occasions during a several week period prior to our client’s fall.  However, Resorts Casino did not repair the leaking urinal, allowing it to continue leaking, even after our client fell and was injured.  Our client severely injured his lower back in the fall and missed time from his employment as a contractor.

Slip and fall verdict against GoldStrike Casino & Hotel – Lawsuit filed in Circuit Court of Tunica County, Mississippi against Circus Circus, the corporation that owned and operated the Gold Strike Casino & Hotel in Robinsonville, Mississippi.  Upon arrival at the casino, the client and her family visited the casino’s buffet, where the Plaintiff fell in an accumulation of water coming from a leaking drink machine.  The machine had leaked previously in the day.  The Casino apparently failed to correct the leak, thereby allowing the water to continue to accumulate on the buffet floor.  Testimony at trial showed that the buffet floor was wet for at least thirty minutes before the Plaintiff fell.  The Plaintiff suffered a fractured elbow in the fall, which caused her daily pain and suffering and a permanent loss of extension of her elbow.  The jury returned a $250,000.00 verdict in favor of the Plaintiff.  The Gold Strike Casino appealed the verdict, which was affirmed by the Mississippi Court of Appeals.  The Court of Appeals’ decision can be read here.

Trip and fall claim against Horseshoe Casino – Lawsuit filed against the Horseshoe Casino in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi.  Client tripped and fell over a large piece of plexiglass that a casino employee had left leaning against a column on the gaming room floor.  The Plaintiff suffered serious injuries to both of his shoulders as a result of the fall.  Video surveillance revealed that the piece of plexiglass, which was used to cover poker tables when not in use, was left against the column at least three hours before the Plaintiff fell.

Slip and fall lawsuit against Greenwood Leflore Hospital – Lawsuit filed against the Greenwood Leflore Hospital arising from slip and fall of plaintiff visiting family member in the hospital.  A drink was spilled near a nurse’s station, yet none of the employees of the hospital cleaned up the spilled liquid, despite the passage of a significant amount of time.  The plaintiff slipped and fell in the liquid, causing severe injuries to her person.

Slip and fall lawsuit against the Horseshoe Casino – Lawsuit against the Horseshoe Casino filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi.  Client fell while entering the men’s bathroom of the casino, in an accumulation of water.  The water apparently came from a leak under one of the sinks.  The client suffered an injury to his knee, which required surgery.

Trip and fall claim against Sheraton Casino – Lawsuit against the Sheraton Casino (now known as the Roadhouse Casino) filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi.  Client was attempting to leave the casino when she tripped and fell over a piece of rubber sticking up from the floor joint that connects the land based portion of the casino to the water based portion of the casino.  Testimony revealed that a man lift that is typically driven into the casino through the door which the Plaintiff was attempting to exit through caused damage to the floor joist, causing the piece of rubber to stick up.  The Plaintiff suffered an injury to her knee, which required surgery to repair.

Trip and fall lawsuit against Grand Casino – Client claimed to have tripped over a extension cord stretched across the stadium style bleachers when leaving a concert at the Grand Casino (now Harrah’s Casino) in Robinsonville, Tunica County, Mississippi.  Plaintiff severely injured her lower back.  Client contends that the casino negligently placed the extension cord in the path of the concert patrons.

Slip and fall in Sam’s Town Casino parking lot – Plaintiff filed lawsuit in Circuit Court of Tunica County, Mississippi alleging that she slipped and fell due to a slippery substance in the valet area of the casino parking lot.  The Plaintiff contends that casino employees were aware of the dangerous substance but failed to remove it before she fell.  As a result of her fall, she suffered physical injuries as well as pain and suffering.

Slip and fall case against Horseshoe Casino – While attending a financial conference at the Horseshoe Casino in Robinsonville, Tunica County, Mississippi, the Plaintiff visited the casino’s buffet for breakfast.  After eating breakfast, the client attempted to leave the buffet but stepped on a piece of ice that had been negligently dropped by a casino employee moments before.  The client fell violently to the tile floor, causing a severe injury to his knee.  He was forced to endure an excruciatingly painful flight home to Ohio after his fall.

Slip and fall case against Western Sizzlin – Client claims to have slipped on a wet floor in the women’s bathroom of the Western Sizzlin in Grenada, Mississippi.  The injured Plaintiff claims that employees of Western Sizzlin were aware of the wet floor before she fell, both by being present in the restroom when the floor was wet, and by another customer informing at least one employee that the floor was wet.  There is also evidence that the floor was wet for more than four hours before the Plaintiff’s fall.  The Plaintiff claims that Western Sizzlin either knew or should have known of the wet floor, yet failed to remedy the dangerous condition.  As a result, the Plaintiff suffered serious injuries.

Slip and fall in Gold Strike Casino’s parking lot – Lawsuit filed against the Gold Strike Casino in the Circuit Court of Tunica County, Mississippi.  Client slipped and fell in a puddle of oil that the casino negligently allowed to remain in the valet parking lane of their parking lot, despite numerous employees being in the area of the oil spill.  Plaintiff slipped and fell in the oil, severely injuring herself.

Slip and Fall Lawsuit against Treasure Bay Casino – Filed in the Circuit Court of Harrison County, Mississippi.  Casino was allegedly aware of a leak in their public bathroom, but failed to fix it.  Client slipped in water, causing internal bleeding and damage to his teeth.

Trip and Fall Lawsuit against Grand Casino – Trip and fall lawsuit filed against the Grand Casino (now known as Harrah’s Casino) in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi.  Client claimed to have tripped over a sprinkler head that was negligently placed by the casino at the 90 degree intersection of two sidewalks and left sticking up higher than the sidewalks around it, thereby creating a dangerous tripping hazard.  Client severely injured his shoulder and elbow in the fall caused by tripping over the sprinkler head.  His shoulder required surgery.  The client never fully recovered.

Near drowning of teenage boy in hotel pool – The Plaintiff in this case nearly drowned in a hotel pool in Corinth, Mississippi.  Due to the dirty condition of the pool water, rescuers were not able to locate the teenage boy in the pool to rescue him.  As a result, the Plaintiff was under water for approximately ten minutes and has suffered severe brain damage and has had to undergo several surgeries.

Slip and fall lawsuit against Horseshoe Casino – In this slip and fall case filed against Horseshoe Casino in Robinsonville, Tunica County, Mississippi, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, our client slipped and fell on water and as a result, injured his back and hip.

Slip and fall personal injury claim against Grand Casino Biloxi and King Limo & Yellow Cab – filed in the Circuit Court for Harrison County, Mississippi.  Client slipped and fell in oil directly outside the Grand Casino as a result of the accumulation of oil leaked from a taxi cab operated by the King Limo & Yellow Cab company.  Casino was aware of oil, but failed to clean up.  Client suffered serious injuries.

Trip and fall at rental house – filed in the Circuit Court of Lowndes County, Mississippi.  While visiting a friend, client tripped and fell, breaking her arm, when she stepped in a hole in a rental house’s floor, which the tenant had complained about previously to the landlord.  Settled for confidential sum a week before trial.

Slip and fall at McDonald’s – filed in the Circuit Court of Panola County, Mississippi.  Client allegedly slipped and fell in a puddle of water on the tile floor of a McDonald’s.  Other customers had previously complained about the accumulation of water to employees of McDonald’s, who allegedly failed to remove the dangerous condition, leading to the Client’s fall.  Client suffered a back injury in the fall.  McDonald’s failed to answer the Complaint and an entry of default judgment occurred.

Slip and fall case against Horseshoe Casino – filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, Delta Division.  Upon her arrival at the hotel portion of the Horseshoe Casino and Hotel in Tunica County, Mississippi, the Client allegedly slipped and fell in an accumulation of water directly inside the entrance to the hotel lobby.  Client fractured her arm in the fall on the wet floor.  It is believed that the water accumulated as a result of rain water being tracked into the lobby by casino valets who returned to the lobby after parking cars in the rain.  The lawsuit was settled for a confidential sum shortly before trial.