$2.5 Million Dollar Premises Liability/Pallet Injury Settlement

In the realm of premises liability law, every case tells a story of accountability and justice. Such is the case of our client, a retired 4th-grade teacher turned part-time worker, whose life took an unexpected turn on May 17, 2020, in Crystal City, Missouri, when an unguarded and negligently placed pallet caused serious injury.

Aldi Trip on Pallet Leads to Catastrophic Injury

Before his retirement, our client dedicated his days to educating young minds and nurturing his passion for farming during the summers. His transition to retirement marked a period of anticipated leisure, but it was disrupted during a routine shopping trip at Aldi.

While innocently perusing the aisles, our client’s foot became ensnared in an unguarded pallet on the sales floor, resulting in a catastrophic fall that fractured his femur. The aftermath was a cascade of medical interventions, including surgery and rehabilitation, leaving him reliant on a walker and robbed of the activities he once enjoyed.

Triumph for Slip and Fall Survivor

As seasoned personal injury lawyers in Missouri, our firm recognized the severity of our client’s case despite a previous lawyer refusing to take it. The damages incurred painted a stark picture of the physical, emotional, and financial toll exacted by Aldi’s negligence by leaving the pallet unguarded and displaying merchandise. The pallet manufacturer, under oath, stated that the pallets are not designed for merchandise display despite Aldi using the pallets that way.

Despite Aldi’s initial settlement offer of $125,000.00, our client declined, recognizing that it failed to account for the profound impact of his injuries on his quality of life. With the support of our co-counsel and referral partner, we pursued legal action against Aldi, a multi-billion dollar company, holding them accountable for their failure to implement basic safety measures such as pallet protectors.

Through diligent legal representation and strategic advocacy, we negotiated a settlement of $2,500,000.00, a figure commensurate with the extent of our client’s losses.

How Finney Injury Law Can Help Slip and Fall Victims

This success story underscores the importance of retaining a skilled premises liability lawyer in Missouri when confronting negligent businesses. At Finney Injury Law, we are committed to securing just compensation for our clients and holding wrongdoers accountable for their actions.

If you’ve been injured due to the negligence of a business establishment, don’t hesitate to seek the guidance of a trusted Missouri attorney. Your path to justice begins with experienced legal representation. Let us fight for the compensation you deserve. Dial 314-293-4222 for a free case evaluation.