An accident reconstruction expert witness advises on a case involving a slip and fall in a hotel bathroom. The plaintiff was staying at a hotel while traveling for work. He had been a guest for several days and noticed that the bathroom tile floor was exceptionally slippery. Due to the slipperiness of the bathroom floor, each morning after his shower, he took special care to place a cloth mat down before stepping out of the shower. Every morning the housekeeping employee had placed a towel over the edge of the shower railing, so it was easily accessible. The day of the fall, neither a towel nor the cloth mat was hanging on the shower railing. Instead, a cloth mat was draped over the edge of the bathtub. Plaintiff took his usual shower. As the plaintiff prepared to exit the shower, he reached over for the cloth bath mat hanging on the bathtub and slipped on the shower floor, falling onto the hard bathroom tile floor, striking and injuring his head, left shoulder and left leg.
As a result of the fall, plaintiff injured his neck, back, both legs and left shoulder. He has undergone extensive medical care, including left shoulder surgery. The plaintiff continues to suffer from orthopedic symptoms and requires lumbar spine and shoulder surgery.