Alabama jury awards $1.725M to slip and fall victim in Dollar General

An Alabama jury awarded $1.725 million to a plaintiff on Wednesday, September 21 after she filed a lawsuit against the Alabama branch of Dollar General. The plaintiff ruled the store’s inadequate inspection policies directly caused the customer to sustain her injuries.

The accident happened at Dollar General Store No. 7853 in Mobile on July 9, 2012 when customer Deborah Revette, who was 60 years old when the incident occurred, slipped on clear liquid laundry detergent on the floor in the chemical aisle, incurring serious leg and shoulder fractures. Her injuries led to eight surgeries, 359 doctor visits, and more than $470,000 in medical expenses. During the hearing, Dollar General revealed its practice of conducting visual inspections for a mere 10 minutes of the day to ensure the whole store is safe.

The attorneys at Wilson & McQueen, PLLC provide legal services for our clients in Lexington and other areas of Kentucky. We handle personal injury accident cases such as premises liability and slip and fall accidents. Call our offices today at (800) 953-2373 to learn more about our services.

Jim Carrey sued by ex-girlfriend’s estranged husband

A wrongful death lawsuit was filed against 54-year-old actor and comedian Jim Carrey in Los Angeles Superior Court last Monday, September 19 by Mark Burton of Portland, Oregon. Burton is the estranged husband of 31-year-old makeup artist Cathriona White, Carrey’s former girlfriend. The lawsuit alleges that Carrey provided the prescription drugs White used to overdose, which led to her death in September 2015.

Carrey called the lawsuit a “heartless attempt to exploit him.” He added “I will not tolerate this heartless attempt to exploit me or the woman I loved. I really hope that someday soon people will stop trying to profit from this and let her rest in peace.”

Carrey said he vows to fight the lawsuit made by White’s estranged husband, noting “It would be easy for me to get in a back room with this man’s lawyer and make this go away, but there are some moments in life when you have to stand up and defend your honor against the evil in this world.”

Our attorneys at Wilson & McQueen, PLLC provide legal services for our clients in Lexington and other areas of Kentucky. Call our offices today at (800) 953-2373 to discuss your case and learn more about our services.

GM settles two bellwether cases

Detroit-based automaker General Motors Co. announced on Tuesday, September 6 that it reached settlements in two lawsuits lodged against them. The plaintiffs in this case allege that they sustained serious injuries in accidents that resulted from the company’s defective ignition switches.

The settlements would cut short the trials scheduled for the automaker, which issued a public apology for a faulty automotive part held responsible for 124 fatalities and other injuries in the United States. GM also issued a recall for 2.6 million of its vehicles to remedy the issue, and it created an automatic compensation program for accident victims and their families.

One of the settled cases was that of of Virginia resident Stephanie Cockram, who said she has spent more than $100,000 in medical expenses and that she missed several days of work due to a 2011 Chevrolet Cobalt accident that gave her traumatic brain injury and a fractured vertebra.

Our attorneys at Wilson & McQueen, PLLC will work with you throughout the process of resolution of your personal injury accident case. Do not hesitate to give us a call if you are injured in an accident in Lexington or other areas in Kentucky by dialing (800) 953-2373.