A Texas woman who broke her knee when she slipped on peanut shells in a Temple restaurant recovered $96,750 after a jury found her partially responsible for her injuries. The 2006 incident occurred at Texas Roadhouse, where patrons are given buckets of peanuts and encouraged to drop the shells on the floor. The woman, then 31, said she fractured her knee in three places after she slipped on a shell that may have still contained peanuts.
She required $36,000 in medical treatment, including knee surgery. The woman blamed the restaurant for allowing the peanut gimmick, which she claimed resulted in the dangerous accumulation of shells, debris and oil on the floor. She sought a total of $250,000 in damages. Texas Roadhouse argued Bishoff had been to the restaurant before and was aware of the shells on the floor. The jury found Texas Roadhouse and Bishoff each 50 percent at fault.
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Premises Liability – Bell County
Bishoff v. Roadhouse of Temple Ltd.