Walmart, Store Operator Owe $1.1M For Customer's Fall Injury

Law360 (May 27, 2021, 3:02 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal jury has awarded $1.1 million to a woman who tripped on a wet mat while exiting a Walmart store in 2017, finding the store itself 80% at fault for her injuries and Walmart Inc. 20% liable.

The jury reached its verdict Wednesday, rejecting Walmart's argument that Julia Mejia's own negligence contributed to her fall. The jury awarded Mejia $164,250 for past pain and $365,000 for future pain, as well as $328,500 for past and future physical impairment, among other awards.

The jury, however, did not find that either Walmart or Wal-Mart Stores Texas LLC, which runs the Mount...

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