$2,640,000 slip and fall personal injury verdict for Georgia woman injured at Kroger upheld by Georgia Court of Appeals.
The Georgia Court of Appeals recently affirmed the judgment on a jury’s verdict in favor of a woman who sustained injuries at a Kroger in Fayetteville, Georgia while she was shopping. The $2,640,000 personal injury verdict was awarded to a woman who was severely injured when she slipped and fell on a clear liquid substance in front of a floral display case as she was walking to the shoppers check out area. The woman testified that she did not see the liquid before she fell. Kroger did not prove at trial that it followed its inspection procedures that were in place to detect such a hazard as the liquid on the floor. The outcome of this case illustrates the importance of consulting a personal injury attorney when you or a friend or family member are injured in a slip and fall accident. It is not always the case that a person who slips and falls is legally responsible for his or her injuries that were sustained in the fall. In Georgia, there are several legal factors and fact considerations that can determine if a landowner or business may be held responsible for persons injured on their premises. Please contact Rumsey & Ramsey at (770) 394-9400 to discuss your slip and fall case with an attorney.