According to Ms. Seidule, being named in the publication marks a major milestone. The case which won notice was heard in St. Lucie County Circuit Court, and it involved a man who sustained a serious bicep injury when he suffered a slip-and-fall accident.
The accident occurred because a display sign fell on the 41-year-old while he was patronizing a Wal-Mart store. Although Wal-Mart claimed that the display's maker, Gatorade, was at fault for providing improper mounting hardware, Ms. Seidule successfully argued in favor of the injured man.
On Feb. 6, 2013, the local jury awarded the plaintiff a judgment of $1,287,144 after finding the retailer at fault for negligently assembling the signage that caused the accident. Notably, the jurors only required four hours of deliberation before determining that Wal-Mart bore 90 percent of the responsibility for the incident.
Ms. Seidule says that the case's inclusion in the publication places it in the company of other verdicts and settlements whose rewards surpassed $200,000. She firmly hopes that this outcome will prompt Florida retailers to devote more caution to the maintenance of their stores and implement improved safety standards. She also expressed a great deal of satisfaction in the knowledge that her client, who may require significant rehabilitation to regain full use of his dominant arm, will be able to offset some of his medical costs with the judgment. [Papakalodoukas v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc,; St. Lucie County Florida Circuit Court Case# 562011CA002728AXXXHC]
Gloria Seidule is a personal injury lawyer who serves the populace of Stuart, Florida, and the surrounding areas. She has devoted herself to the community for more than 25 years, and she focuses on a wide range of practice areas, including slip-and-falls, auto accidents and medical malpractice.
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