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Woman Receives $4.5 Million Settlement Because of a Broken Door Closing Mechanism

August 24, 2012 | Category: Brain Injuries | Share

According to Randall Spivey of the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P. A., "My client is a woman who received a traumatic brain injury, and a left hip fracture because the door of a boutique retail store had a broken closing mechanism."

As she walked through the entry doors of the boutique, one of the doors struck her from behind, knocking her head-first into a display case.  Had the door closing mechanism operated properly, it would have slowed the rate at which the door closed, and thus prevented her from being knocked down.

Both the boutique's owners and the shopping center from whom the space was leased were Defendants in the case. The case settled for $4.5 million.

"A retail establishment is expected to maintain safe conditions for the public when it opens its doors for business. Injuries from wet or slippery floors, tripping hazards, uneven pavement, lack of security, dangerous escalators or elevators, falling merchandise or boxes, broken doors and display cases, happen frequently." said Randall Spivey. "Both the retail establishment and the shopping center, if applicable, should conduct periodic inspections and maintenance to be sure that the environment is safe for shoppers."

The consequences of injuries in retail establishments can be devastating. Time may be lost from work which could cause financial hardship on not only the injured party, but also the family; not to mention the cost of medical care and possible physical therapy.

If you or a loved one is injured in a retail establishment or shopping mall contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A.

Randall L. Spivey is a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney – the highest recognition for competence bestowed by the Florida Bar and a distinction earned by less than 2 percent of Florida attorneys. He has handled over 1,500 personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Florida. For a free and confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights, contact the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., in Lee County at 239. 337.7483 or toll free at 1.888.477.4839, or by email to Visit for more information. You can contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. in Charlotte County at 941.764.7748 and in Collier County at 239.793.7748.

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