Another Slip & Fall Defense Win for a Boyd & Jenerette Client

February 27, 2020 by on News

Partner Edward M. Booth, Jr. and associate Courtney M. Johnson successfully defended a Florida business owner in a premises liability case that went to trial in February 2020 in Jacksonville.  The plaintiff alleged she slipped and fell in the client’s local deli on a rainy day and alleged that the mat at the entrance to the deli was defective and unreasonably dangerous.  The defendant disputed liability and two eyewitness employees testified that plaintiff did not fall.

The plaintiff had a lengthy history of prior back and knee problems.  Further, the plaintiff waited 11 days to seek treatment, and thereafter underwent knee and back surgeries.  The defendant disputed the extent and causation of plaintiff’s damages.

The plaintiff demanded $375,000 before trial and then asked for approximately $2 million at trial.  The jury deliberated for 5 minutes and returned a complete defense verdict in favor of Boyd & Jenerette’s client.

Plaintiff was represented by the country’s largest personal injury firm.  Mr. Booth and Mrs. Johnson first began handling the case in November 2019 following a change of counsel by the carrier.

Edward M. Booth, Jr.
Partner / Practice Group Leader
Direct: 904.493.3790

Courtney M. Johnson
Direct: 904.353.6247

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