This is a slip and fall injury case arising out of an incident at the Holiday Inn and Suites North Beach on Atlantic Avenue at the Oceanfront. The plaintiff was a registered nurse visiting the Virginia Beach resort area from Northern Virginia. The area of the incident was apparently marked with yellow “caution” signs while the corridor was being cleaned, but there was a substantial dispute as to the number and placement of the signs. It was the plaintiff’s contention that the corridor was so narrow that it could not be safely cleaned during normal business hours and that the area should have been closed.[16-T-093]
Type of action: Negligence – Slip and Fall
Injuries alleged: Fractured patella repaired with screws and wires with subsequent procedures for non-union.
Name of case: Meyer v. Coastal Hospitality Associates LLC and Aqua Investments Associates LP
Court: Virginia Beach Circuit Court
Case no.: CL15-240
Tried before: N/A
Name of judge or mediator: Hon. Charles Poston
Date resolved: May 6, 2016
Special damages: $215,869.95 (medical bills to date: $72,708.19, future medical bills: $60,000.00, lost wages to date: $83,161.76)
Verdict or settlement: Settlement
Attorneys for plaintiff: Jeffrey F. Brooke, Virginia Beach
Attorneys for defendant: Brian N. Casey, Norfolk
Plaintiff’s experts: Russell J. Kendzior, Traction Experts Inc.
Defendant’s experts: N/A
Insurance carrier: Confidential