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Shopping Cart Poses No Hazard to Shopper

May 2015

Rachel E. Ryckman


Rachel Ryckman obtained a defense verdict in a trip and fall case involving a shopping cart in a parking lot. The plaintiff admitted at trial that he saw the cart and tripped as he attempted to avoid the cart. The plaintiff demanded $12,000 in medical expenses and lost wages. The court found that the store had a reasonable policy in place for collecting carts from the parking lot and there was a cart corral in the parking lot, so the store was not liable for the accident.

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