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$1,007,000 Verdict – Falling Merchandise Resulting in Fracture (Miami-Dade County) starstarstarstarstar

John Elliott Leighton was retained to represent a woman who was shopping at a big box (Costco) store.  When she attempted to take a package of toilet paper from the shelf, the entire box fell on her, knocking her down and causing a severe leg fracture requiring surgery. A business owner, her injuries interfered in her work and lifestyle.  Costco denied responsibility and the case went to court. Mr. Leighton tried the case in Miami-Dade County Circuit Court and obtained a verdict of $1,007,000Godur v. Costco, 2001 WL 1783031 (Miami-Dade County Circuit Court).

Disclaimer: The information about past verdicts and settlements of the firm’s cases are based on the unique facts of each case. These amounts reflect the gross recovery in each case (before attorneys fees, expenses and medical costs are deducted). Although these results were obtained by our firm, they may not indicate the success or value of any other case. By clicking on Verdicts and Settlements you are acknowledging that each case is unique and must be evaluated on its own merits. The information contained here has not been reviewed or approved by The Florida Bar.




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