A middle-aged female sustained severe neck injuries after a grocery store display of canned goods fell as she reached for one of the cans. The medical bills were substantial due to a two-level cervical fusion. Lost wages were also significant because the Plaintiff claimed she was disabled.
The challenges presented included the fact that surveillance cameras captured the entire incident on video. The interpretation of the video was central to the case in terms of whether the Plaintiff should have known that her actions would have caused the display to fall.
A successful cross-examination of the Plaintiff by eliciting an admission that she should have requested assistance persuaded the jury to award a defense verdict.