An accident can occur at any time. A person can fall down the stairs and or be hit by a car. There could be a slippery spot at a grocery store or perhaps a person could be rear-ended by another car.
For a retired police officer, the accident occurred at the home of famous golfer Tiger Woods. On February 1, retired Surfside, Florida police officer John Davis filled a lawsuit against Woods’ company. The lawsuit claims that Davis slipped and fell on a marble walkway and was badly injured.
Woods lives in a $54.5 million estate in Jupiter Island, Florida. The 3.5-acre property features a golf course area with four greens and various turf conditions for Woods to train. The house also has a tennis court and workout facility.
According to the lawsuit, which was filed in Martin County, Davis was hired by Woods’ company to work security at the property. On December 23rd, 2010, Davis slipped and fell on a marble sidewalk from what the lawsuit claims was a badly oriented sprinkler. That caused the walkways to become wet and slippery. Davis came down hard in the fall and seriously injured his knee.
Davis has already had one surgery from the accident, and the lawsuit claims that he needs to have another surgery in the next year. Christopher Hubman, who is CEO of Woods’ company, was named in the lawsuit. Hubman technically owns the company, because it is a trust. Woods is the beneficiary of the trust, however. The arrangement is probably for tax or liability purposes to benefit Woods.
The lawsuit claims that due to the negligence of others, Davis was injured. In order to prove Woods’ company was negligent, the lawsuit must show that Woods and his employees had a legal duty to Davis and that Woods or his company breached that duty. The lawsuit must prove that the breach of duty caused the injury.
It’s unclear from various reports how much compensation Davis is seeking in the slip and fall lawsuit.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Florida slip and fall accident, contact the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. immediately at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) for a free initial consultation.
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.
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