The Latest Slip and Fall Injury Cases

Slip and fall injuries occur more than one would think, and can often turn into legal battles. If someone slips, falls, and is injured on someone else’s property due to factors that could have been warned about or prevented that person could be entitled to compensation. The article below highlights 5 of the latest cases under this topic with quite large settlements. Learn about them by continuing to read below.

1. Slip-And-Fall Leaves Man Blind; Jury Gives Him $4M

Earlier this year, a jury found in favor of Bill Waite, who fell down an unmarked step along an otherwise level sidewalk. Waite, who previously had little to no functional eyesight in his right eye, struck his left eye against a chair, leaving him effectively blind.

2. Las Vegas Comedian Wins $1.3M Casino Injury Suit

The fall that left comedian George Wallace “permanently hobbled” with tendon damage was no laughing matter. The jury found the Bellagio liable for the onstage wiring in which Wallace became entangled, and compensated him for lost income.

3. Student Paralyzed in Apt. Fall to Get $11.6M

Lorna Bernhoft fell through a raised skylight opening on the fourth floor of an off-campus residence while a student the University of Pennsylvania. The fall left her paralyzed, and she reached an out-of-court settlement with the building’s owners.

4. CO Trucker Wins $10M in Walmart Slip and Fall

In another case involving Walmart, Holly Averyt suffered debilitating back injuries resulting from a grease spill on a Greeley Walmart’s loading dock. The retailer didn’t do itself any favors in court, denying a spill ever existed before being confronted with city records of a grease spill investigation at the site.

5. Jury Awards $3.2M to Woman Injured at Ikea Store

Not a slip, but certainly a fall — Xiaolei Zeng suffered a crushed pelvis when an eight-foot-high stack of countertops fell on top of her in a Potomac Mills, Virginia Ikea. Doctors testified during the trial that Zeng would likely suffer from lifelong pain.

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