Trip-and-Fall Settles for $24,000

On 10/8/08, Plaintiff settled a case filed in Fairfax County Circuit Court against THE TJX Companies, Inc. d/b/a T.J. Maxx for a slip and fall that occurred in a T.J. Maxx store in Kingstowne Towne Center in Springfield, Virginia, located in Fairfax County, VA. Plaintiff was walking down a cosmetics aisle that contained creams, lotions and soaps, when she slipped and fell on a clear slippery substance and landed on her right side on broken glass. There were no warning signs present.

About fifteen to twenty minutes before Plaintiff fell, another customer slipped and almost fell on the same slippery substance. The other customer notified the customer service attendants about the hazardous condition that was on the floor with the expectation that it would be cleaned up before someone slipped and fell. However, nobody was sent to clean up the hazardous condition. Plaintiff suffered cuts to her ankle, had physical therapy, injections and ultimately required sural nerve decompression surgery along with removal of palpable scar tissue on her right foot at Inova Fairfax Hospital. The case settled two months before trial.