Because major companies and corporations generally undertake activities that have the potential to affect a large number of people, they are wary of the threat of litigation, often retaining top-notch legal teams. This is particularly true of companies, such as Walmart, that operate through brick and mortar establishments. These companies are responsible for maintaining their premises in such a way that prevents serious personal injury. Because companies such as Walmart are not always successful in doing so, customers have the potential to sustain injuries while at these stores. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert personal injury attorney at 617-787-3700.
In October 2018, James Secord, a Michigan resident, parked his car in a Walmart parking lot. Almost as soon as he stepped out of the vehicle, he tripped on an alleged defect in the concrete of the parking lot, causing him to sustain multiple injuries, including a broken wrist, fractured ribs, blood cots, and contusions and abrasions. Mr. Secord tragically died in the hospital a week later, and his wife filed a lawsuit on his behalf, claiming Walmart was negligent in maintaining its premises.
Mrs. Secord was seeking over $25,000 in compensation for the wrongful death of her husband. After a jury trial in federal court, the jury held that Walmart was not negligent in failing to repair any alleged defect, and a judgment for the defendant Walmart was entered. At this time, there is no indication an appeal has been filed.
If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to monetary relief. Act now and contact an expert slip and fall attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our injury lawyer professionals today at 617-787-3700 or email us at email@example.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!