A Fairburn restaurant must pay nearly a quarter of a million dollars after a slip and fall case that happened on a greasy floor nearly three years ago.
The victim, a metro Atlanta woman identified by initials K.E. She suffered injuries to her knee and rotator cuff when she slipped in October 2014 at a Fairburn restaurant. Witnesses testified there were no warning signs and that the grease on the floor was hard to see.
“You could tell there was some type of substance on the floor like grease from the chicken that they were frying in the kitchen,” a witness testified.
Ashenden & Hollingsworth, P.C. represented K.E. in her case against the restaurant. Attorney Tom Ashenden sought a fair settlement to cover extensive medical costs for K.E.’s multiple surgeries as well as lost wages, and suffering.
Ashenden and K.E. walked away from the wing company’s top offer of $65,000 before arbitration.
The decision paid-off just weeks before Christmas when a $225,000 recovery was announced.
“We are delighted with the results for K.E.,” Ashenden said, “We are committed to getting our clients what they deserve, and her patience paid-off in this situation.”
*Names of those in the case have been protected.