Posted By Alan Sackrin on February 24, 2016
If you’re wondering where the most slip and falls in Broward County occur, we have your answer. In 2015, Wal-mart was sued 48 times for injuries related to slip and falls and other premises liability issues. To give you an idea of the types of cases that were brought against Wal-mart, here is a sample (these are not our cases):
T.J. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
The freezer or refrigerator on the premises left a liquid on the floor. This caused the plaintiff to slip and fall.
T. P. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Due to negligence while moving boxes into the store, a box fell onto a business invitee, causing him to fall onto a shopping cart, setting it in motion to hit the Plaintiff.
A.F. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
A substance had fallen on the floor of the beauty section, dried up, and became very sticky. This caused plaintiffs foot to get stuck on the floor, making her fall head first towards the ground.
R.V. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Fall due to an employee spilled the mop bucket all over the floor and did not warn the plaintiff of the slipping hazard.
T.K. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Slipped and fell on water, sliding under her shopping cart, and then landing on her back.
M. H. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
While reaching for rotisserie chicken she burned her hand because the condition was not warned about.
C.S. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Slip and fall on clear liquid transitory substance left on the floor.
V.G. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Clothing rackin the childrens clothing section protruded at eye-level on the plaintiffs minor, causing injury to the child.
B.P.A. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Slipped and fell on the floor which was covered with a wet substance.
L.M. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Slipped/tripped over clear hair gel that was left of premesis.
Depending on your point of view, 2015 was either a good year or a not-so-good year for Wal-Mart in Broward County. A company with as many stores as Wal-Mart should take steps to protect its customers, including correcting dangerous conditions about which it knows or should have known. Wal-Mart sells thousands of products which, some of the time foreseeably, end up on the floor. also, Wal-Mart employees have been known to stack merchandise on shelves in a manner which makes it easy for the merchandise to fall from the shelf and injure somebody. Wal-Mart is a good company, but with so many stores, so much merchandise, and so many team-members (employees), injuries resulting from the negligence of its employees are going to occur with some frequency.
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