Nov. 13, 2017 – Senior Legal Analyst Time And Why Did A Jury Award $7.5 Million For A Trip And Fall Accident? A Broken Hip Is Bad, But….

A 59-year old Alabama man (an Army veteran) was shopping at a Walmart and reached for a watermelon. His foot got stuck, he fell and broke his hip. He sued Walmart and was just awarded $7.5 million dollars by a jury – of which $5 million is punitive damages and $2.5 million is compensatory damages! Why did the jury give such a large damage award? Will it stand on appeal? What’s it about and is it a runaway jury? Let’s get into personal injury law today, when it’s Senior Legal Analyst time and we go Beyond The Norm!