$7.7 Million for Shows v. Shoney's

Premises liability - slip and fall. Plaintiff, a cardiologist, claimed that she slipped while walking near a salad bar in Defendant's restaurant on a wet spot on the floor, fell and hurt her back. Plaintiff further claimed that her injury caused a disc displacement which caused a degenerative lumbar condition which damaged her ability to practice her profession. Plaintiff contended that Shoney's was negligent in that it's employees had mopped the floor around the sald bar but had not placed any signs in the area warning that the floor might be wet. Dr. Shows claimed that her injury had cost her millions in past and future income.

Shoney's admitted liability and the judge awarded Dr. Shows $7.7 million including $7.2 million in lost wages and earnings.

Awarded: $7.7 Million

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