Last edited by Mathematician; 08-31-11 at 02:03 PM.
"With me everything turns into mathematics."
"It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well."
"It is truth very certain that, when it is not in one's power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is more probable." -- Rene Descartes
Now....what constitutes a 'reasonable' amount of time is highly subjective and can only be determined on a case by case basis, as each situation is fact-dependent.
That's what the court will decide.
If the court decides that Cosco did not have a reasonable amount of time between the spill and the accident to clean it, then they can be let off the hook and the lil old lady pays for her bills out of her insurance(s).
Believe it or not, there are such things as valid slip and fall cases, with very significant damages. When those happen, those responsible should pay. Store owners are all smiles when you walk into their stores and buy merchandise. Rarely, do we ever see a store owner turning money (or customers) away. They are all too glad to take your money, yet they are nowhere to be found when you slilp and fall on a mess they failed to clean up.
Yes - slip and fall cases are abused. There are crooks who fake slip and fall cases and fake the claimed injuries. And there are crooked, scumbag lawyers who represent those people, and crooked, scumbag doctors who "verify" the injuries. These folks should all be jailed. But that is not to say that this happens in every slip and fall case.
As I said, there are such things as legitimate slip and fall cases.
"I was in the pool! I was in the pool!!"