Jury Sides with Client Over Plaintiff Seeking Hundreds of Thousands in Damages
We represented a national convenience store chain in a civil action in which a customer alleged that she slipped and fell on an unknown liquid near one of the gas pumps. She sued the convenience store chain for past and future medical expenses, as well as past and future pain and suffering. She alleged permanent injuries to her elbow, shoulder and neck. Through pretrial motions we filed and were granted by the court, the plaintiff’s possible damages were reduced by approximately $110,000. Damages sought by the plaintiff at trial totaled over $500,000. We argued that the premises were not unsafe or, alternatively, that the liquid had not been on the ground long enough for anyone to know of it or warn the customer to avoid it. The jury found the convenience store chain was not at fault and awarded no damages.