Posted: Nov 9, 2010 8:13 AM by Bea Karnes
Updated: Nov 9, 2010 9:39 AM
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado jury has awarded $15 million to a truck driver who said she slipped and fell on ice and grease while making a delivery to a Wal-Mart in Greeley.
Wal-Mart tells the Greeley Tribune that it's considering appealing the award for Holly Averyt, 41, of Cheyenne, which a jury ordered Friday.
Her lawyer, Gregory Gold, thinks it could be one of the highest slip-and-fall verdicts in the country. Gold presented city documents showing that some grease from the store's deli didn't get trapped in a device designed to keep it from getting into the sewer.
He said Averyt had to undergo three spine surgeries, was unable to return to work and lost her truck.
A Wal-Mart spokesman said that the company respectfully disagrees with the award.