In the Summer of 2016, our client attended a hotel bar on a Saturday night to enjoy the evening with friends near a beach in Sydney. The hotel bar had many patrons and staff members carrying drinks throughout the premises, which created slip hazards within the hotel bar. As our client was walking in the internal stairs, she slipped and fell on liquid on the steps and sustained significant injuries to her right knee, and right leg. Our client also suffered from psychological injuries, as a result of the reduced mobility and significant decrease in her physical activity, as she was fit and active and shared this part of her life on social media. Since the injury, our client was unable to participate in most physical sports and exercise movements, which formed part of her hobbies and working life.
Our client contacted Gerard Malouf & Partners, seeking justice and compensation for her significant injuries and disabilities she was suffering from. The liability investigations in relation to the hotel bar revealed that the system of safety, inspection and cleaning was in adequate, as the staff members knew that patrons were carrying drinks up and down the stairs and that there was no formal system of inspections for spillages and a system of safety implemented to caution and encourage patrons and staff members not to cause spillages by carrying drinks when walking up and down the indoor stairs.
The diligence, professionalism and efficiency of the Public Liability Team was able to achieve a great settlement outcome of $225,000.00, many weeks before the matter was to be set down for hearing. The experienced Public Liability Team was able to set up and prepare for this outcome by passionately pursuing all relevant parties for evidence, instructing our team of experts and collating and presenting the case with the maximum result in mind.
The six-figure settlement amount enabled our client to restart her life and move on from the deep pain and suffering she had suffered, as a result of this night out that went from a fun night out to a life-changing process of medical recovery and adjustments in daily life.
Have you been a victim of an injury in a hotel or bar? Call Gerard Malouf & Partners today and see how one of our expert public liability solicitors can help you get the compensation you are entitled to.