$250,000 was awarded to a woman who tripped on metal that was embedded in the sidewalk outside a grocery store entrance.
The plaintiff was shopping in a strip mall when she left one store and was walking directly towards the entrance of a grocery store. In order to avoid walking in the street she went between two metal posts designed to keep shopping carts in.
Hidden in the shadows in the concrete joint between the metal posts was the remnant of an old piece of metal that had been left from a previous remodeling job. This caused the plaintiff to trip and fall forward landing on her hands and knees. The plaintiff suffered injuries to her hands, knees and back, as well as significant emotional injuries from the disabilities she suffered.
The defendant argued that her prior knee and back problems, as well as prior emotional problems were really to blame and went so far as to hire medical experts to try to forward this claim. Despite that, careful and diligent work with the plaintiff’s doctors showed the true damages the victim suffered.
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