This Mississippi premises liability case settled in 2020 for $125,000.00. The facts involved an elderly woman who slipped and fell on an oily substance on the floor of a Panola County, Mississippi supermarket. The fall was so violent our client suffered a torn rotator cuff in her shoulder. Mr. Howell was able to provide proof that the substance on the floor was actually cooking oil that had likely been spilled by an employee of the store while setting it out on display. Because the dangerous condition was likely created by a store employee, the store was on actual notice of the spill and thus, liable for the claimant’s injuries and damages. This claim settled with the supermarket’s insurance carrier before suit was ever filed.
Rose V. Piggly Wiggly