Ryan Karaim obtains defense verdict from Howell County, MO jury
Plaintiff, a 31 year old delivery man for a beer distributer in West Plains, Missouri, claimed he was injured at Ramey's Supermarket while using a six-wheeled cart from the store to move beer from his truck to the store. As plaintiff was pushing the cart of beer across the loading dock, he claimed he hit a crack in the surface causing the cart to tip and the cases of beer to begin to fall off the cart. Plaintiff claims he reacted suddenly and attempted to stop the beer from falling. While doing so, plaintiff claims to have sustained an injury to his low back. Plaintiff asserted claims of premises liability based upon the alleged dangerous condition of the loading dock and general negligence for providing him with a defective cart. Prior to trial, plaintiff demanded $675,000 to settle his claims.