$35,000 Settlement for Injuries Sustained in Big Box StoreJanuary 1, 2013
Christopher L. Musmanno, personal injury attorney with the law firm of Einhorn, Harris, Ascher, Barbarito & Frost, Denville, NJ, announces a $35,000 settlement for an injury sustained in a big box store. Plaintiff was a 66 year old business invitee at the a big box department store, attempting to pick up a patio table that had been previously ordered online. While waiting at the customer service desk in flip flop shoes for the table to be retrieved, a store employee brought the table and put it down to retrieve a shopping basket that was positioned next to the triangular product display in the customer service area. The employee tried to squeeze between the display and the shopping cart and in the process, knocked the display over onto the plaintiff’s left foot. Plaintiff sustained a four inch laceration across the top of her left foot requiring stitching with residual scarring and a non-displaced fracture at the base of the third metatarsal of the left foot. The case was settled prior to trial for $35,000.00.