Lynda Sadowski Ohio woman who slipped and fell and suffered extensive injury because of a collapsed ‘wet floor’ sign at Jack Casino awarded $3million.
An Ohio woman who tripped and fell because of a collapsed ‘wet floor’ sign at Jack Casino was awarded $3 million by a Hamilton County jury this week.
The damages follow Lynda Sadowski tripping on the sign, suffering a broken kneecap in September 2016.
Her attorney, Matt Nakajima, said the sign had been knocked over by other customers and a casino employee had walked around it instead of picking it up just moments before Sadowski tripped over it, USA Today reported.
The incident led to Sadowski having to have metal hardware placed in her knee with her mobility worsening with arthritis at the fracture site. She may require a second knee surgery according to her lawyer.
‘The casino had no safety policies in place for floor inspection or fall prevention and had no criticism of the employee’s failure to pick up the trip hazard even though its own internal documents found her at fault,’ Nakajima wrote. ‘The casino’s callous disregard for their customers’ safety was on full display throughout the trial.’
Jack Casino insists Ohio woman was solely to blame for her injuries:
The casino maintains that the sign remained visible and Sadowski’s failure to see the sign ‘resulted merely from (her) failure to pay attention to her surroundings.’
A jury disagreed and found that Jack Casino failed to ‘use ordinary care’ for Sadowski’s safety and failed to maintain a reasonably safe environment, resulting in the injury.
The casino does however offer numerous attractive gaming options for players similar to the Age of Gods slot machine, which has proved a popular game of choice for many players hitting the slot machines.
As a result of the casino’s ‘carelessness and negligence’ Sadowski’s complaint claimed she suffered permanent bodily injury – with the fall leading to her losing the ‘enjoyment of her good health.’