Kate v. Dillon Companies, Inc., d.b.a. King Soopers, Inc., Boulder County District Court Case No.2016CV30085
Following a 5-day trial in Boulder, Colorado, Dormer Harpring obtained a jury verdict for our client in a difficult slip-and-fall claim against King Soopers (the Kroger Company).
Our client sustained permanent injuries after the company failed to follow its own internal safety policies. King Soopers disputed liability and argued that the client’s injuries were not related to the incident. They hired an experienced defense firm who were fresh off a jury verdict streak of three victories for slip & falls in Colorado.
On February 4, 2014, our client became injured when she slipped and fell in a puddle of water near the entrance to a Boulder County King Soopers. The puddle of water formed after snowy carts were brought in by the company’s employees and placed on the sales floor instead of in the heated, drained area for carts. Our client suffered injuries to her knees, requiring two surgeries, and she suffered multiple permanent injuries to her lower back.
The jury found that King Soopers was negligent based on incident reports, surveillance footage, and testimony by the company’s employees. The Court instructed the jury that King Soopers had destroyed relevant surveillance footage after Dormer Harpring filed a motion requesting the instruction.
The jury found that King Soopers was negligent, that their negligence caused our client’s injuries, that our client was not comparatively negligent, and awarded our client $1,772,878.08 for damages. We could not be happier about the result for our client! This will help to fix the human losses she suffered as a result of King Sooper’s negligence.