The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the grant of Summary Judgment in favor of the defendant represented by Paul Grote, a senior associate at Drew Eckl & Farnham. The case, for which the Summary Judgment was granted in November of 2020, centered around signage in a slip-and-fall accident at a restaurant.
The plaintiff claimed she slipped on a puddle of water left after an employee had mopped the floor, which was visible from a standing position. Plaintiff claimed no caution wet floor signs were present, and that a booth obscured her view of the floor. However, plaintiff’s claims were refuted by video, which showed plaintiff walk by a caution wet floor sign mere seconds before the fall. The Eleventh Circuit affirmed the grant of summary judgment, accepting defendant’s argument that plaintiff had knowledge of the claimed hazard based on the presence of a caution wet floor sign, and rejecting plaintiff’s argument that the wet floor sign did not give plaintiff knowledge of the claimed hazard and noting plaintiff’s testimony could not create a question of fact in the face of video evidence.