Premises Liability; Trip & Fall

Style of Case: Cherie D. Sedlacek v. Georgia Carpet Company
Client:    Georgia Carpet Company
Trial End Date:   5/22/2007
Court:    Third Judicial Circuit Court, Madison County, Illinois
Type of Case:    Premises Liability; Trip & Fall;
Judge:    The Honorable Barbara Crowder
Reed Armstrong Lawyer who tried the case:  Dominique N. Seymoure
Jury Verdict

Plaintiff claimed she tripped on a table saw in the Defendant’s store in Edwardsville, Illinois on June 23, 2001. Plaintiff claimed a permanent injury to her arm that prevented her from having full use of her right arm, thus making her unable to work in her normal employment. Defendant denied a table saw was kept in the carpet store and Defendant established the individual in charge of the store had no knowledge of the alleged fall until the suit was filed. Defendant also denied Plaintiff was injured to the extent claimed and established Plaintiff had pre-existing injuries to her neck and arm that caused similar complaints to those she made following the alleged fall.

Last Demand:     $17,500
Verdict:    Defense Verdict