Client, who had a history of lower back pain, was entering the pharmacy at Vons to fill her pain prescription when she slipped on black ice in the parking lot.
Vons took the position that they were not negligent, had no knowledge that there was black ice and the client should have watched where she was going. Our firm contended that Von’s created the dangerous condition by allowing the sprinklers to over water an area that had high customer traffic. Additionally, deposition of the store manager revealed an employee slipped herself on the dangerous condition earlier that morning. Vons failed to warn or make the condition safe. Prior to retaining our firm, Vons told her they were not legally responsible and that she would have to pay her medical expenses that totaled approximately $50,000.