On Friday, a Colorado jury awarded $15 million to 41-year-old truck driver Holly Averyt, who slipped and fell on ice and grease while making a delivery to a Wal-Mart in Greeley.
According to the Greeley Tribune, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. is thinking about appealing the award.
Averyt’s lawyer, Gregory Gold, says that it could be one of the highest such verdicts in the country.
Gold presented city documents indicating that some grease from the store’s deli didn’t get trapped in a device designed to prevent it from getting into the sewer. He said that his client had to undergo three spine surgeries, was unable to return to work, and lost her truck.