Man files lawsuit against Texas Roadhouse after slipping on peanuts

An Iowa man filed a premises liability lawsuit in federal court on Friday, May 6 against national steakhouse chain Texas Roadhouse after his knee was shattered when he slipped on the floor of the restaurant’s Cedar Falls branch in February 2015. The man attributed the fall to its employees’ negligence and recklessness because they did not clean up the scattered peanut shells on the floor.

According to the plaintiff’s attorneys, Texas Roadhouse is known for providing diners with free buckets of dry-roasted peanuts whose shells can be thrown on the floor. The attorneys noted that the “marketing gimmick” contributed to “extremely dangerous” conditions inside the restaurant. A similar lawsuit was filed in 2013 against Texas Roadhouse when a Texas woman said she slipped on peanut shells at the restaurant’s branch in Harlingen and asked for over $1 million in damages.

The attorneys at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., serve clients in Des Moines and other areas of Iowa and are known for providing excellent legal services to each client, no matter how big or small their case is. If you want to discuss your situation or begin planning your case, call our attorneys today at (515) 225-2600.


Des Moines looking to avoid sledding lawsuits

Des Moines is looking to institute a way to avoid personal injury lawsuits concerning sledding on public property. City Clerk Buster Brown said city officials considered banning sledding on public property but decided against the move and made a call to post signs that people would be sledding at their own risk, meaning the city would not be responsible for accidents.

Other Iowan cities, like Sioux City and Omaha, have paid settlements to plaintiffs in  various lawsuits regarding sledding accidents that occurred in their parks and golf courses over the recent years.

Our attorneys at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., work closely with people in Des Moines who have been injured due to the negligence of others. Call us at (515) 225-2600 to discuss your injuries and filing a personal injury lawsuit.


Benefactors sue foundation due to golf-car accident

Terrace Hill Society Foundation benefactors James and Ellen Hubbell recently filed charges against the mansion’s foundation due to a golf-car accident that injured Ellen on Halloween night last year.

According to the lawsuit filed on June 27 in Polk County District Court, the Hubbells were thrown from a golf cart during their stay at a Terrace Hill fundraiser, “causing severe and permanent injuries” to Ellen. It isthe couple’s contention that the foundation was guilty of negligence because a seat on one of their golf carts was loose. They did not name the state government of Iowa as defendants in the case.

According to the Hubbells’ attorney, the Hubbells were required by the foundation’s insurance company to file a lawsuit so that it could file an indemnification claim against the owner of the golf cart, which was loaned to the foundation the night of the fundraiser.

With their experience and knowledge in handling personal injury cases, the lawyers at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., may be able to help you get the compensation you need after being injured by someone else’s actions in Des Moines. Call (515) 225-2600 today.


Legionnaires’ Outbreak at Marriott in Downtown Chicago

Legionnaires’ Outbreak at Marriott in Downtown Chicago

An outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease, an especially dangerous form of pneumonia, has recently been reported at a downtown Chicago hotel. The JW Marriott hotel on W. Adams St. has been linked to seven reports of Legionnaires’ in the past week, and made attempts to reach out to all guests that may be in danger in order to alert them to the outbreak.

The bacterium that causes the disease is most often found in water and anyone that inhales the bacteria may develop the dangerous lung inflammation. The Marriott drained their pool, fountain, and hot tub in addition to shutting down parts of their spa in order to deep clean the areas that could be contaminated.

Symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease are similar to severe pneumonia and in many cases, can be treated with a course of antibiotics. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease after staying at the JW Marriott hotel in Chicago, you may be eligible for compensation. To learn more, contact an experienced Chicago Legionnaires’ disease attorney from LaMarca Law Group, P.C., today.


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