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A $3.2 million verdict was returned for a shopper by a Fairfax County jury for a crushed pelvis she suffered when a stack of countertops fell on her in 2006. The customer apparently incurred $75,000 in medical bills, underwent two surgeries, incurred $50,000 in lost wages and suffered permanent physical limitations. The Plaintiff apparently offered the testimony of an expert witness who testified that it was unsafe to have eight foot long counters stacked vertically with only bungee cords to secure them. The verdict came on April 9, 2009, after a four day trial. Our firm has handled injury cases brought by customers of various big box stores throughout the southeast and is aware of the industry standards for securing merchandise which was apparently breached in this case. We are available to respond to any questions concerning falling merchandise through our toll-free number which is 1-800-752-0042 and are happy to offer assistance either to injured customers or their counsel in a co-counsel situation.

About the Editors: Shapiro, Cooper, Lewis & Appleton personal injury law firm (VA-NC law offices) edits the injury law blogs Virginia Beach Injuryboard, Norfolk Injuryboard, as well as the Northeast North Carolina Injuryboard as a pro bono service to consumers. Lawyers licensed in: VA, NC, SC, WV, DC, KY, who handle car, truck, railroad, and medical negligence cases and more.

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