PEREZ AND BROWN GET DEFENSE VERDICT FOR GROCERY STORE IN PREMISES LIABILITY CASE
- May 23, 2015
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On May 13, 2015, after a three-day trial, a Denver jury returned a defense verdict in a premises liability case. The plaintiff claimed that a national retail grocery store represented by Kevin Perez and Chris Brown of Nemirow Perez P.C. should have done more to protect her from slipping and falling on a piece of wax paper. The jury determined that the grocery store neither knew, nor should have known, about the piece of wax paper on the floor, and did not fail to protect the plaintiff, as a customer.
Perez and Brown presented evidence to the jury that the defendant acted appropriately, and was employing the right people, who received the right training, and were provided the right equipment to provide a pleasant and safe environment for all customers. Even with all of this, however, accidents can happen. Just because an accident happens, does not mean that the store failed to be appropriately proactive and diligent. Perez and Brown worked hand-in-hand with store employees as well as an expert in the industry to communicate to the jury how several layers of training, procedures, and equipment come together to provide customers with a safe shopping environment.