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$1.3 Awarded in Wal-Mart Case

A man was shopping at Wal-Mart when he unexpectedly slipped and fell due to a fallen Gatorade sign. He suffered a torn bicep tendon in his right arm. He had three major surgeries in two years and accumulated more than $200,000 in medical bills. The accident left the victim with a lifelong "popeye deformity," a bulging of the right bicep tendon in his arm.

When a person is injured in an accident, such as a slip and fall or trip and fall case, he or she must seek financial compensation for the injuries. The cost of medical bills, emergency service transportation, rehabilitation, lost wages and other future medical costs can hit the roof, and it will not stop there. It will be your responsibility to obtain legal help for a slip and fall injury as soon as possible. Fortunately, going through the legal process of obtaining financial compensation for your injuries alone and with no support is not an option when you turn to the legal team at Lauri J. Goldstein & Associates, PLLC

The man was unable to return to work and suffers from depression trigged by the accident and the anxieties of his future health. Wal-Mart argued they were not at fault and should not be held responsible. The plaintiff's attorney argued that evidence provided by Gatorade showed if the sign had been assembled correctly it would not have fallen. The jury awarded him nearly $1.3 million for past and future medical expenses and lost wages.