Thursday, March 3, 2016
Hotel Guest Settles Slip and Fall Injury at Luxury Hotel
Jurisdiction: Miami Dade County, Florida (Miami-Dade County Circuit Court)
Plaintiff’s Attorney: David W. Lipcon of Lipcon & Lipcon, P.A.
"Mercy Adel" (whose name has been changed to protect her identity) was sharing a one bedroom suite with her sister at a luxurious hotel in Weston, Florida. She was visiting in town, from New York, with her sister, for a family wedding. The entry to her suite had a foyer with a marble tiled floor that extended to the adjacent kitchen area. Beyond the foyer and the kitchen area was a carpeted living room. On her second morning, a little before 9 o’clock AM, the sisters woke up and were getting dressed for a family brunch at the hotel. Ms. Adel’s sister commented that the suite was uncomfortably warm and humid. This prompted Ms. Adel to walk towards the thermostat to see if the A/C was working correctly. As she was walking from the bedroom to the living room on the way to the foyer where the thermostat was located on the wall, she took a step onto the marble tile and slid "like she had stepped onto an ice rink." The fall was fast and hard. Ms. Adel landed forcefully on her left knee.
Unfortunately, the impact to her knee caused serious injury. Ms. Adel never expected to be stepping onto a wet/slippery floor. It was clear that the A/C unit was not working correctly and left the hotel room humid, which caused water to condense on the marble tile.
Injury: She sustained a severe comminuted displaced fracture of her left patella, requiring surgery.
After the accident, the hotel made a brief apology and blamed Ms. Adel for "not being careful" while she was walking. Ms. Adel knew at this point, she needed an attorney. She hired David W. Lipcon of Lipcon & Lipcon, P.A. Lipcon & Lipcon is a boutique personal injury law firm that has been litigating injury cases in South Florida for decades.
After filing a lawsuit, and beginning the investigation stage of litigation, Mr. Lipcon negotiated a settlement with the hotel for $320,000.00. When asked about the case, Lipcon stated that at first the claim was met with much resistance. However, after working with the adjuster, a fair settlement was achieved for both parties.
Result: Settled before trial for $320,000.00
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Jurisdiction: Miami-Dade County, Florida.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Case: Estate of Suarez v. J. Muniz and Allstate Insurance Company
Court: Miami-Dade County Circuit Court, Honorable Jerald Bagley
Plaintiff's Attorneys: Lipcon & Lipcon. P.A., David W. Lipcon
David W. Lipcon, of Lipcon & Lipcon, P.A., in Miami, Florida, was hired by the parents of a 19-year-old girl who was killed by a drunk driver. Christine, a college student home for vacation, was driving to her parent's home in Coral Gables when a car ran through a red light at an intersection, crashing into her, killing her instantly. The driver who ran the light had been drinking at a local bar. He surrendered at the scene and was charged with DUI Manslaughter. His insurance carrier refused to tender his insurance policy limits of $100,000.00 to the family claiming the traffic light was not red, and that he had the right of way, in spite of being legally drunk.
The family then hired Lipcon & Lipcon to represent them. David Lipcon, who has over nineteen years of experience in wrongful death/personal injury claims, was able to successfully obtain a settlement for the parents, of $2.75 million over the policy limits. The case was settled during Mediation when Lipcon brought in a team of bad faith and accident reconstruction experts.
Result: Settled before trial for $2.85 Million
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Case: Jane Doe v. (Hotel) and (Restaurant)
Jurisdiction: Circuit Court, Florida
Settlement Amount: Confidential (names of parties have bee omitted)
Facts and Allegations: Premises Liability/Negligent Security (Filing Date 2013,Settlement 2014)
Lipcon spoke to us, briefly, about the case: "I'd love to comment on the details of the attack and settlement but we are bound by confidentiality clauses not to do so. I will say that the settlement was enough to teach the hotel and restaurant operators a lesson - don't operate your business without being conscious of the safety of your customers and the public. Don't just hire the first person that walks through the door...do your job, investigate the background and character of who you are putting into the public to promote your business. And to the hotels and motels out there....take precautions for the safely of your guests. Everyone needs to stop being careless."
Monday, June 2, 2014
Attorney David W. Lipcon has Achieved the AV Preeminent® Rating - the Highest Possible Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
David W. Lipcon, a lawyer based in Miami, FL whose primary area of practice is Personal Injury, has earned the AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®
For more than 130 years, lawyers have relied on the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® rating while searching for their own expert attorneys. The Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® rating is the highest possible rating for an attorney for both ethical standards and legal ability. This rating represents the pinnacle of professional excellence. It is achieved only after an attorney has been reviewed and recommended by their peers - members of the bar and the judiciary.
Congratulations go to David W. Lipcon who has achieved the AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.
David W. Lipcon commented on the recognition: "The Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating is a credential highly valued and sought after in the legal world. It used to be a sort of secret among attorneys who used the rating as a first screen when they needed to hire a lawyer they did not personally know. Now, thanks to the Internet, the Rating is a great way for anyone – lawyers or lay people - to use to screen lawyers. I am thankful to my peers who nominated me for this distinction, and proud to have earned this, the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell rating."
As a result of this honor, American Registry LLC, has added David W. Lipcon to The Registry™ of Business and Professional Excellence. For more information, search The Registry™ at http://www.americanregistry.com.
David W. Lipcon
Phone: 305-670-6144Email Address: email@example.comWebsite: http://www.lipconlawfirm.com
Attorney David W. Lipcon has Achieved the AV Preeminent® Rating - the Highest Possible Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®