A celebrity stylist from Camden County is currently facing a personal injury lawsuit stemming from a hair cutting accident that reportedly injured a model.
Martino Cartier is the owner of popular salons in Cherry Hill NJ and Sewell NJ. His Cherry Hill salon was prominently featured on a Bravo network reality TV series, leading to increased exposure for the celebrity stylist that included gigs at the Golden Globe Awards and for Vogue magazine.
Cartier’s status as a high-profile hair stylist resulted in his involvement with a public hair cutting demonstration at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in Manhattan, NY. The trade show event was held on March 7, 2016, with Cartier cutting the hair of Michelle Kalinkina. Kalinkina is a 23-year-old model who volunteered to appear at the event.
However, something allegedly went wrong during the hair cutting demonstration and Kalinkina ended up with a cut on her neck. According to the model, Cartier cut her hair too quickly and accidentally stabbed her in the neck with a pair of scissors. Kalinkina reportedly sustained significant injuries that required medical attention at a hospital emergency room and left her with a permanent scar on her neck.
Now Kalinkina is suing Cartier for $5 million in damages. She recently filed the personal injury suit in a federal court located in New York City. The lawsuit alleges that Cartier was “careless, negligent and reckless” when he cut the model’s hair. The multi-million-dollar lawsuit also states that Kalinkina suffered “pain, shock and mental anguish” both during the hair cutting mishap and afterwards as she underwent surgery.
Regardless of the precise circumstances or situation, it is important that anyone who is using a sharp or dangerous instrument exercise caution and avoid causing injury to another person.
For further information, read the NJ.com article, “Model Who Says N.J. Stylist Nicked Her Neck Sues for $5M.”
If you were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you should speak with a qualified personal injury attorney immediately. The experienced Pennsylvania and New Jersey personal injury lawyers at Garber Law will help you get compensated for your injuries. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation about your case.