February 23, 2024

Client of Todd J. Leonard Law Firm Receives $1 Million Settlement After Slipping at a Local Restaurant

At the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, we recently represented a client in Kapidzic v. McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant. This case was featured in the New Jersey Law Journal on Nov. 18. In this case, our client was left disabled after a fall at a local restaurant which resulted in a $1 million settlement on Sept. 12 for her Bergen County suit.

Our client, was injured in October 2009, when she stepped on a slippery floor at McCormick & Schmick’s in the Riverside Square Mall located in Hackensack New Jersey. As a result of her fall she suffered lumbar herniations that required surgery. Following this slip and fall accident the Social Security Administration deemed that she was totally disabled, meaning her condition was so severe that she is unable to perform basic work duties.

In this suit against the restaurant, we asserted negligence and premises liability claims, arguing that McCormick & Schmick’s knew about prior falls that happened at the site. In response to our allegations, the restaurant denied liability and attributed our client’s injuries to a prior car accident and a degenerative disk condition.

On August 8, partner Todd Leonard settled the case for $1 million during mediation with retired Superior Court Judge Anthony Sciuto, which was another successful case result for the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm! The case and settlement was featured in the New Jersey Law Journal; to view this publication, click here.

Why Choose Todd J. Leonard Law Firm?

At the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, we have over 25 years of personal injury experience and are 100% committed to client satisfaction and excellence in the field of personal injury law. We continually strive to improve our trial skills and personalized service to our clients. Because of our hard work and dedication, we have been recognized by our peers for being some of the top civil trial attorneys in New Jersey. Todd Leonard is a certified civil trial lawyer by the Supreme Court of New Jersey and included for selection in New Jersey’s Super Lawyers®. Todd Leonard is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and Todd is a member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Lastly,

Our New Jersey personal injury team has 35 years of experience protecting the rights of injured victims throughout Morris County and New Jersey. To arrange a free consultation with one of our New Jersey personal injury attorneys, call (973) 920-7900 today.

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