SLIP AND FALL ● $500k DEMANDED PRE-TRIAL ● $771k SOUGHT AT TRIAL ● $196k JURY VERDICT
Reed v. DG Retail, LLC et al. (190904002)
Plaintiff slipped and fell at our client's store on a spilled substance. Our client failed to preserve surveillance footage of the cause of the spill prompting the court to impose an adverse inference. Plaintiff was hospitalized and then spent two months in in-patient rehabilitation center due to a fractured pelvis. We were able to persuade the jury not to award any future damages. Although Plaintiff sought more than $770,000 at trial, the jury ultimately awarded about 1/4 that amount.
VERDICT: $196,870 ($71,870.70 for plaintiff's past damages and $125,000.00 for pain and suffering).
TRIAL COUNSEL: William H. Pruitt, Esq.
Practice area(s): Personal Injury