$1.6 Million Safeway Slip & Fall Verdict
Armstrong-Stevenson v. Safeway, Inc., Multnomah County Case No. 15CV04913
Plaintiff Armstrong-Stevenson was shopping in the St. Helens, Oregon Safeway when he slipped on spilled liquid laundry detergent and fell. The fall caused Plaintiff a fractured femur that required surgical repair. Plaintiff alleged that Safeway was negligent for failing to warn customers of the slippery surface and rope off the area to prevent such a fall. He also alleged that the conduct was wanton and intentional and therefore sought punitive damages. He sought $102,578.00 in past and future medical expenses, $525,000.00 in non-economic damages and $1,000,000.00 in punitive damages.
Defendant argued that their employees acted reasonably when they discovered the spill. They alleged that an employee immediately went to get a mop to clean the spill and that it was during the one minute that the employee was gathering supplies that Plaintiff’s fall occurred.
Plaintiff’s Counsel – Greg Kafoury
Defense Counsel – Richard Lee
Verdict – $1,627,578.00
Date – May 13, 2016June 6, 2016