Rockville Woman Injured Due To A Leaking Display BinLiability established by an independent witness
Bowie supermarket fall lawyer, George Patterson filed suit in Prince George’s county for a Montgomery county client that fractured her knee cap in a fall at a Germantown supermarket. The customer slipped and fell on a wet floor near a cooling unit. An independent witness established that the cooling unit had been leaking water days before the supermarket fell. This evidence established that the supermarket was on notice of this dangerous condition. The supermarket failed to place a wet floor sign near the unit or fix the cooling bin. George Patterson also hand delivered a letter to the store’s manager within 24 hours of the fall notifying the store to preserve video footage of the fall. Most video footage is lost or recorded within days of a supermarket fall. If a store is placed on notice to preserve video the party that requested the video may seek a jury instruction from the Court that the jury may infer that the video would have hurt the case of the party that destroyed the footage.