$450,000 Settlement for Man for Slip and Fall on Ice in Wal-Mart Parking Lot
"John" (not real name) had an early morning trip to Walmart in Bloomington, Indiana to pick up some supplies for his job as a contractor.
When he exited his vehicle, his feet went out from under him due to the icy condition of the Walmart parking lot.
A videotape of the fall showed he was unconscious in the parking lot for over 5 minutes before a passing customer saw him and called 911.
He suffered spinal injuries requiring surgery.
A review of the contract between Walmart and the snowplow operator revealed the snow plow company came out when called to the property if the snow wasn't over 2 inches on any particular snowfall. On this day, the snowfall was less than 1".
Interviews with Walmart management alleged that the snowplow company had been called at 3 a.m. to come out.
But, discovery and review of the cell phone records coming from Walmart to the snow plow company revealed the first call came at 5:45 a.m. -- a nearly 3-hour discrepancy.
The case settled for $450,000.
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