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30-year old male suffers back injury in slip

Type of Injury: Back Injury
Type of Case: Premises Liability
Settlement Amount: $485,000.00

(Premises Liability) On December 3, 2007, M-30 slipped on ice (but did not fall) in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart Distribution Center, which caused his back to become symptomatic. At the time of the accident, Plaintiff was working for Crown Equipment Corporation. Wal-Mart owned the property and American Port Services (a wholly-owed subsidiary of Schneider Logistics, Inc.) managed distribution operations at the site. At the time of the incident, Wal-Mart had a contract with Tovar Snow Professionals to remove snow and ice (and to control the accumulation of snow and ice) from the parking lots at Wal- Mart Distribution Center. Plaintiff contended that defendants were negligent in executing the duty that the parties assumed under the snow removal contract.

Injuries: Plaintiff was diagnosed with a bulging disk in the early 2000’s. As a result of this incident, plaintiff’s back became symptomatic, which required two surgeries ((1) lumbar microdiskectomy and (2) descompressive laminectomy with excision of recurrent disk herniation with transformainal lumbar interboy fusion with PEEK interbody cage) that were performed by Dr. George Miz.

Specials: Medicals: N/A Lost Income: N/A Occupation: N/A

What Each Defendant Paid: Tovar Snow Professionals, Inc. has offered $450,000.00. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. has offered $25,000.00. Schneider Logistics, Inc., Schneider National, Inc., and American Port Services (collectively “the Schneider Defendants”) have offered $10,000.00.

Insurance Company: Scottsdale Insurance Company insured Tovar Snow Professionals, Inc. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is self-insured. INS Insurance, Inc. insured Schneider National, Inc.

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