Hendrickson v. Lowe's Home Centers LLC

VERDICT

Trial
03/30/16 – 04/15/16

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Summary

Jurors Friday awarded more than $16.4 million to a Lowe’s patron who suffered permanent head injuries from a 2013 fall at one of the company’s stores. The award came as jurors concluded the company’s negligence caused Kelly Hendrickson to slip and fall in water in the garden department of its South Fort Apache Street store as she was looking at palm trees. Hendrickson, whose head struck the concrete in the fall, permanently lost her senses of taste and smell among other injuries.

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Editor's Note: Due to technical difficulties plaintiff's opening statements were not recorded, and coverage begins with the start of the defense openings.

Outcome

Verdict for plaintiff

Fault - Lowes 80%
Kelly Hendrickson 20%

$1,900,000.00 Medical
$30,000.00 lost income
$2,500,000.00 Pain and suffering
$12,000,000.00 Future pain

Case Information
Attorneys
Witnesses
Plaintiff
Defense
Verdict
$16,430,000
Case Number
A-13-687418-C
Industry
Retail
Practice Area
Negligence

Sessions

PM Session
Plaintiff Witness(es)
29 Chapters
APR
1
APR
4
AM Session
Plaintiff Witness(es)
2 Chapters
APR
5
PM Session
Verdict
3 Chapters
APR
15

Recording Disclaimer: This proceeding was recorded in full.

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