(Please note: the names and locations of all parties have been changed to protect the confidentiality of the participants in this personal injury case and its proceedings.)
It is worth noting that situations similar to those described in this slip and fall case could just as easily occur at any of the supermarkets in the area, such as Safeway, Raley’s, Bel Air, SaveMart, Walmart, or Whole Foods.
Maggie Black Testimony
Ms. Black has testified in relevant part as follows:
She went to the back of the store and took a right turn into the back aisle. She was on her way to the dairy case containing yogurt. There were multiple XYZ Market employees re-stocking in the area of her fall before she fell, and there were boxes everywhere on the sales floor. There were three to five employees re-stocking the aisles adjacent to the area where she was walking just before she fell. There was a woman re-stocking the dairy section about 6′ away when plaintiff fell. Maggie Black stated in answers to written discovery that there were XYZ Market employees “within 10 feet” of where she fell. For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.
•The woman stocking in the dairy section was no more than five to six feet away from where plaintiff fell.
•She walked by the double doors on her way to get yogurt, and she also saw a male XYZ Market employee come out from the double doors at the back of the store as she walked by.
•As Ms. Black turned into the back aisle, she noticed a XYZ Market clerk stocking meat in the butcher department.
•The clerk in the meat department was about 10′ away (behind her) when she turned into the back aisle.
•She took fewer than 10 steps before she fell. At the point where she fell, the female employee restocking the dairy, Black was about 5′ to 6′ ahead of the employee.
•She fell face down on the floor.
•She remained on the floor. Tom Miller arrived within 10 minutes of when she fell.
At some point, she sat up and put her back against the refrigerated dairy case. She estimates she was on the floor for 20 to 25 minutes after her fall before the ambulance came. After her fall, she noticed that her pants were wet in the left buttock area, extending into her mid left thigh, and on her lap. (See Part 4 of 12.)
For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.