A woman in California was awarded $10 million after being injured in a fall at a Walmart store. The woman, who was 63 years old at the time of the accident, was shopping at the store in 2019 when she slipped and fell on a wet floor. She suffered a broken hip and other injuries, and she was unable to work for several months. She sued Walmart for negligence, but was not represented by Russell & Hill.
The woman’s attorney, who was not affiliated with Russell & Hill, said that the jury’s verdict was a “just” outcome. “My client suffered a serious injury as a result of Walmart’s negligence,” the attorney said. “This verdict will help her to recover from her injuries and get her life back on track.”
Walmart has said that it is “disappointed” with the jury’s verdict and is considering an appeal. However, the verdict is a reminder that businesses can be held liable for injuries that occur on their property. If you have been injured in a fall or other accident, you should speak to an attorney to discuss your legal options.
What is Negligence?
Negligence is a legal term that refers to a failure to act with the care that a reasonable person would use in a similar situation. In order to prove negligence, the plaintiff must show that the defendant owed them a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, that the breach was the cause of the plaintiff’s injuries, and that the plaintiff suffered damages as a result of their injuries.
What are the Different Types of Negligence?
There are two main types of negligence: active negligence and passive negligence. Active negligence occurs when a person or entity takes an action that is careless or reckless and causes an injury. Passive negligence occurs when a person or entity fails to take action that a reasonable person would take to prevent an injury.
What are the Different Types of Injuries that Can Be Caused by Negligence?
Negligence can cause a wide variety of injuries, including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal injuries
- Psychological injuries
What Should You Do If You Have Been Injured by Negligence?
If you have been injured by negligence, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. You should also contact an attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can help you understand your legal rights and options and can represent you in a personal injury lawsuit.
Contact Russell & Hill Today
The experienced personal injury attorneys at Russell & Hill can help you get the compensation you deserve. We will fight for your rights and make sure that you are fully compensated for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
To schedule a free consultation, please call us at 206-516-2045. We will review your case and help you understand your legal options.
Here are some additional tips for protecting yourself from slip and fall injuries:
- Be aware of your surroundings. Pay attention to wet or icy surfaces, uneven flooring, and other potential hazards.
- Wear proper footwear. Slippery shoes can increase your risk of slipping and falling.
- Use caution when walking on wet or icy surfaces. Walk slowly and carefully, and use your hands for balance if necessary.
- Report any hazards to a store employee or other responsible party.