Recently, a Pennsylvania court evaluated a grocery store’s liability for injuries caused by known or obvious conditions.

The Plaintiff was shopping in a grocery store when she tripped and fell on a pallet displaying cases of water in the middle of the frozen food aisle. Plaintiff walked toward the pallet on her way to the freezer and situated her cart adjacent to the pallet. >After grabbing a frozen pizza, plaintiff stepped away from the freezer and tripped over the pallet.

Defendant sought summary judgment on the ground that the pallet created a known or obvious condition.  Plaintiff claimed she did not see the pallet as she was focused on finding a frozen pizza.

For a detailed summsry of Walker v. Save-a-Lot, please use the following link: