June 19, 2019
$3,875,000 – Premises Liability – Customer Trips and Falls – Back, Knee, and Shoulder Injuries
Plaintiff, a licensed nurse, was shopping at a Home Depot Store in Brooklyn when she was caused to fall over a cardboard box.
Plaintiff alleged that the box was placed in the aisle by a Home Depot employee. Home Depot denied any involvement in the accident and blamed the plaintiff for not looking where she was going. As a result of the accident, the plaintiff suffered injuries to her neck requiring a spinal fusion surgery as well as a torn rotator cuff in her left shoulder and torn meniscus in her right knee.
The case was tried by HKD partner Jordan Hecht and the jury returned a verdict finding Home Depot 100% at fault for the accident and awarded the plaintiff $3,875,000.00 in damages.
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