John and Casie Dekerlegand v. John Arton d/b/a/ Chick-fil-A of I-10 at Louisiana Avenue FSU, et al
15th Judicial District Court, Lafayette Parish – Peter J. Wanek and Trevor C. Davies defended Chick-fil-A in a premises liability case wherein the plaintiffs claimed employees mopped and failed to post caution wet floor signs. The plaintiff claimed he suffered a disabling lower back injury which required epidural steroid injection and trigger point injection therapies for the remainder of his life. Plaintiffs also presented claims for past lost wages, loss of earning capacity, and loss of consortium. Past medical expenses claimed were approximately $60,000 for nearly five years of treatment including ongoing treatment at the time of trial. Plaintiffs alleged economic losses and future medical treatment in excess of $1 million dollars. Plaintiffs asked the jury to award $1.54 million. Result – Defense verdict.