Costco Trip & Fall Defense Verdict
Gunderson v. Costco, Multnomah County Case No. 17CV26791
Plaintiff Gunderson tripped over a pallet and fell while shopping at Costco. She claimed that the pallet was in the walkway and created an unreasonably dangerous condition. She alleged that her fall caused her to rupture the labrum in her hip requiring a surgical repair and causing her a permanent injury. She sought $85,000 for past medical expenses, $85,000 for future medical expenses, $2,500 for lost wages and $200,000 for non-economic damages.
Costco admitted that Gunderson fell in the store but denied liability. They claimed the pallet was open and obvious and that Gunderson was responsible for her own injury by not walking around the pallet.
Plaintiff’s Counsel – David Shannon
Defense Counsel – William Stockton
Verdict – Defense Verdict
Date – August 8, 2018