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Find Out How One Woman Recovered $1.75 Million Against Dollar Tree for an In-Store Slip and Fall Accident


Visiting retail stores and business establishments is something that most Mississippians do virtually every day to get errands done, buy groceries, and manage life affairs. When we visit business properties to run our errands and complete our tasks, we rarely stop to question whether the shop, store, or office that we are in is safe for customers to move about. However, the terrifying truth is that customers and patrons can and do get injured on business properties more often than they should, due to the negligent maintenance of business properties  by property owners or operators of the business. One of the most common ways that a customer or patron of a business can get  injured on a business property is by slipping and falling on wet, uneven, or slick floors and surfaces. This type of accident is called a “slip and fall” accident, and the story of one woman’s fight against a large retail chain after she suffered a slip and fall accident on its premises may surprise you.

According to local news reports, in early 2020, 69-year-old New Jersey woman Peggy Brown visited a Dollar Tree store with her daughter in East Brunswick. At the Route 18 Dollar Tree store in New Jersey, Ms. Brown is reported to have slipped on an egg that was on the floor of the refrigerated section when she was searching for bologna in the refrigerator, and fell, injuring herself. The fall required Ms. Brown to seek extensive medical treatment, including surgery to remove a disc from her spine that had been damaged in the slip and fall accident.

Dollar Tree argued that Ms. Brown’s injuries were caused by disc degeneration, and that there was no negligence on Dollar Tree’s part for the accident. However, at the end of the day, Ms. Brown was able to settle her lawsuit against Dollar Tree for her injuries related to the slip-and-fall accident for a whopping $1.75 million. Ms. Brown’s case, and her resulting lawsuit, is an example of how regular customers can take on large, negligent corporations when they have been injured.

Justice for Slip and Fall Victims in Mississippi

In Mississippi, state personal injury laws help to protect Mississippi business customers from being injured on business properties. Under Mississippi personal injury laws, when a customer is injured on a business property due to the business or business property owner’s negligent maintenance of the property, they may be entitled to money damages for their injuries. In order to determine whether you may have a claim for compensation under Mississippi personal injury laws for your slip and fall accident, it is best to speak to an experienced Mississippi personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after a serious accident on a business property or premises occurs.

The experienced Mississippi personal injury lawyers at Lunsford Baskin & Priebe, PLLC are here to help Mississippi residents get justice for their injuries caused by the negligence of others. Contact Lunsford Baskin & Priebe, PLLC for a confidential consultation and learn about your rights and options for free.



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