Sacramento Woman Injures Elbow In Safeway Slip And Fall, Part 2 of 9

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, Save Mart, Walmart, or Whole Foods.

(Please also 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.)


On May 3, 2009, plaintiffs Pamela White and Kenneth White filed their Complaint alleging causes of action for Negligence, Premises Liability and Loss of Consortium. Specifically, plaintiffs allege that Pamela White slipped and fell in liquid of the floor and injured her right elbow, and that Safeway failed to exercise reasonable care in maintaining the store premises.

Plaintiff’s Fall

On March 24, 2009, plaintiff Pamela White went to the Sacramento Safeway to purchase lunch for her son. Plaintiff arrived at the store between 8:20 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., and went to the deli department to get a ham sandwich. After leaving the deli department, she then walked to the back of the store and turned right down the back, main aisle of the store toward the dairy department to get yogurt. (Deposition of Pamela White, pages 74:9-22, 75:7-18, 76:7-20, 77:4-5; 121:20-122:9.) Plaintiff testified that she fell while walking in the dairy department between 8:40 and 8:45 a.m. At the time of the fall, plaintiff was carrying a ham sandwich, a bag of chips, and a bottle of water. She did not see anything on the floor in the area where she fell prior to her fall.

For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.

Plaintiff testified that as she walked toward the back of the store, she passed a Safeway employee stocking meat, and saw a Safeway employee stocking in the dairy department. However, plaintiff did not see any debris, liquid or any substance in the area where the employees were working. Further, plaintiff testified that she observed no boxes on the floor of the main back aisle where she was walking at the time of her fall. Plaintiff has no information that the substance she fell in got onto the floor as a result of any Safeway employees stocking products, or that any Safeway employees knew that there was something on the floor in the area of the fall prior to the fall. (See Part 3 of 9.)

For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.

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