Retiree slips on wet floor in movie theatre on rainy day in 2016. Plaintiff beats CCP 998.
Future medical expenses: $385,000
Law Offices of Brian Breiter, LLP by Chance J. Pardon, Timothy R. McCormick and Sung "Sean" Kim, Los Angeles.
Manning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester LLP by Brian Moss, Vista.
Orion Construction by Sean Dowsing, Vista.
Andrew Fox, M.D. (neurosurgery), Matthew Enna, M.D. (orthopedic surgery
Jerome Stenehjem, M.D., life expectancy and reasonable value of future medical expenses.
Mark J. Spoonamore, M.D., orthopedic spine surgery.
Mark Burns, premises liability standard of care.
Rami Hashish, Ph.D. DPT, biomechanics.
Kenneth Solomon, Ph.D., premises liability standard of care, human factors, biomechanics.
Robert Carmack went to his local AMC theater with his wife for a weekend date at the matinee on October 30, 2016. It had been raining earlier and when they arrived. AMC directed customers to enter the theater to purchase tickets through a path delineated by stanchions. The path chosen by AMC was over a slippery terrazzo floor. AMC placed two mats on the floor, with a gap in between. When plaintiff stepped off the first mat he slipped and fell, sustaining neck, shoulder, and back injuries.
That defendant theater's negligent actions in dealing with a wet floor caused him to slip and incur injury.
That plaintiff tripped instead of slipping; they were not negligent because one mat was enough; plaintiff did not suffer significant injuries in the fall; all of plaintiff's surgeries were caused by pre-existing conditions.
Plaintiff suffered a nerve injury at C5-6-7 that required a two-level fusion, a partial rotator cuff tear that developed to a full tear requiring arthroscopic surgery, and a temporary exacerbation of pre-existing back issues.