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Alabama Man Wins $7.5M Against Walmart

Alabama Man Wins $7.5M Against Walmart”

He fell and sustained the injury.

An Alabama man who said he tripped and broke his foot and hip while buying a watermelon at a Walmart store has won a $7.5million verdict in his lawsuit against the retailer. We plan to appeal'.

Henry Walker of Phenix City, Alabama was awarded the damages earlier this week after a jury trial.

"Walmart continues to display watermelons in the same manner as it did on June 25, 2015", the Arkansas-based company in a court filing on Wednesday.

According to court documents, Walker fell while reaching for a watermelon that was in a container by accidentally getting his foot stuck in a wood pallet that the watermelons were sitting atop.

He sued on a negligence claim and a wantonness claim. Attorneys presented the case Tuesday and Wednesday in Russell County Circuit Court. His attorney argued the retail giant should have covered the pallet, making the display safer.

In a Wednesday court filing, the company said the display wasn't risky.

'We appreciate the jury's service, however we believe that the damages awarded were excessive in light of the facts in this case.

Jurors reviewed security footage from the store and saw that Walker wasn't the only person to get his foot stuck in the side openings of a wooden pallet on the floor, O'Hara said. "We plan to appeal". The Army veteran used to play basketball with friends three times a week, but now has to use a walker.

'This fall completely changed Henry Walker's life as he is no longer able to do everyday activities that many of us take for granted'.



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