Teacher Lost Job After Resort Slip


Placentia – A 47-year-old woman who slipped and fell in a casino last May 2013 has been awarded $ 2.8 million in damages. Suzanne Naruko was forced to leave her school teacher’s position after she incurred injuries when she slipped on spilled water at the Pechanga Resort & Casino.


According to court records, Naruko’s right foot twisted with her left leg after stepping on a wet floor while entering the casino. The incident caused her lose consciousness.


Attorney Eric V. Traut claimed his client suffered a concussion causing her to lose her job.  Naruko also experienced symptoms of nausea, vomiting, dizziness, fatigue and temporary loss of consciousness days after the accident. Traut also added that what happened to her client made her suffer from nauseous feeling or vertigo when she reads or scans things every time. Attorney Eric V. Traut represents Suzanne Naruko.


The agreements were handled through arbitration rather than the regular court system because the accident happened on an Indian land. J. Richard Haden, Retired San Diego Superior Court Judge, ruled in favor of Suzanne Naruko after a five-day arbitration hearing. Judge Haden said in his ruling that Suzanne Naruko notified the casino emergency-medical technician instantly after her fall.


Pamela Williams also testified on Naruko’s behalf describing Naruko as a “gold standard” teacher. Williams is the principal of Lincoln Elementary in Paramount, the school where Naruko taught for more than twenty years.


It is important to hire an experienced personal injury lawyer Irvine to handle your claims. If you and your loved one have been injured in a slip and fall accident, our Irvine personal injury lawyer Michael A. Naso can aggressively represent your interests in court. He can help you recover damages for medical cost, lost wages and monetary damages for injuries related to pain and suffering. Why wait? Call us now at 49-769-3400 for a free case consultation.


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