A man who fell while purchasing a watermelon at Walmart has been awarded $7.5 million by a Russell County jury, AL.com reports. That led him to fall and shatter his hip, according to court documents described by The Washington Post. Walmart maintains that the pallet was not risky, and, according to court filings, has not changed its display. He sued Walmart on both a negligence claim and a wantonness claim - the jury was in favor of Walker on each.
"You don't expect to go into a grocery store walking fine on your two feet and come out on a stretcher", Walker's attorney said, calling the award "reasonable".
"We are disappointed in the verdict", Walmart spokesman Randy Hargrove said Thursday, according to The Associated Press.
"I think this jury appreciated what Mr". Walker's attorney told The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer that Walmart should have covered the pallet to avoid hazard. The Army veteran used to play basketball with friends three times a week, but now has to use a walker. "This is a great verdict for the community because this jury wanted to make sure it was safe for shoppers".
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