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Slip And Fall Suit Denied Because Claimant Wore Crocs - Insurance Coverage

Insurance Coverage

Posted on: Jul 11, 2021

By RJ Proie, Taylor DeVore & Padgett PC

Apparently, Crocs are suddenly cool again, but be sure not to wear them on a shrimp boat. The captain of a Louisiana trawling vessel saw his suit for damages after slipping and falling on the deck of the Dusty Dawn dismissed because he was wearing Crocs at the time of his injury. The court held the plaintiff was 100 percent at fault for his own injury because slip-resistant shoes were required on the ship’s deck, and his Crocs were not slip-resistant. You can read the trial court’s opinion here.

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