Personal injury lawsuit based on slip and fall at grocery store results in verdict for the plaintiff

grocery store.jpgA Missouri jury recently entered a verdict in favor of Debra Belliveau in her personal injury lawsuit failed against HAC, Inc. The verdict was for $600,000, and the jury assessed 70% fault to the defendant and 30% fault to the plaintiff. Hence, the award was reduced to $420,000. Belliveau fell while entering a Price Chopper grocery store in St. Joseph, Missouri, causing a burst fracture in her back requiring fusion surgery. She claimed the store created a dangerous condition because it was a rainy day and store employees aligned the floor mats at the store entrance in such a way as to leave a slippery tile area exposed.