Last week a Granite City Illinois man filed a lawsuit after allegedly tripping over a hose while shopping in Lowe’s garden center. Gerald Mangiarcino and his wife Donna filed the suit claiming that the slip and fall resulted in injuries that disrupted his daily life, causing disability and a loss of wages. His wife claims that she lost her husbands love, support, affection and companionship.
The fall occurred while the couple was shopping almost four years ago. They claim an employee left the hose out and had allowed water to accumulate on the walkway- just one of several acts of negligence they are filing against Lowe’s. In addition, they claim failure to mark the hose or barricade the walkway, and allowing the hose and water to remain on the walkway for an unreasonable time period. Together, the couple is seeking a judgment of at least $100,000.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that there are 27.7 million hospital visits per year caused by unintentional injuries, including things like slip and falls. Even small falls can lead to serious and potentially fatal injuries.
If you or someone you know has been injured due to a slip-and-fall, please do not hesitate to contact the law firm of WWF&G at 1-800-WWFGLAW or 618-567-8030 for a free consultation. Our firm handles a significant amount of slip and fall cases, including cases against Lowe’s, fast food restaurants, casinos, retail stores and other businesses that have a duty to exercise ordinary care to protect their customers. Our firm recently settled a case against Hardee’s just before trial for $250,000, a case against a negligent landlord, also for $250,000.00, and a case against a lawfirm for $300,000.00.