FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 6, 2021
Contact: Eric W. Boyer, Esq.
305.670.1101 Ext. 1023
QPWB LAWYER DEFENDS RETAILER IN TRIP AND FALL CASE
BASED ON A MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FRAUD
Premises Liability Defense
MIAMI ― Rebecca V. Aroca, a partner in the Miami office of Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A., represented a large retailer and wholesaler after a plaintiff’s fraudulent claim alleged she had suffered a spinal and shoulder injury from a trip and fall sustained at the retailer’s premises.
The defense found Plaintiff had failed to disclose a prior fall she suffered at her home a week before the subject fall and claimed the same injuries. After a diligent search of her prior medical history, the defense uncovered thousands of pages of medical records that found she was treated for years for the same body parts with other doctors.
Due to Plaintiff’s failure to disclose a long history of prior similar complaints and a prior fall with the same injuries, the defense filed a motion to dismiss for fraud.
Due to the impending hearing on the defendant’s motion to dismiss for fraud, Plaintiff dismissed her case with prejudice.
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Rebecca V. Aroca is a partner in the Miami office. She represents businesses, self-insured organizations and professionals in civil litigation involving insurance defense litigation, general liability, first-party property claims, automobile negligence, premises liability, negligent security, personal injury defense, wrongful death matters, and dram shop cases. In 2008, Ms. Aroca received her Juris Doctor cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law. She is licensed to practice law in Florida and New York. Ms. Aroca speaks Spanish, Portuguese and German.
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