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.