Senior gets €12k in damages after slipping on orange
The Local · 29 Jan 2016, 11:25
Published: 29 Jan 2016 11:25 GMT+01:00
Updated: 29 Jan 2016 11:25 GMT+01:00
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On the evening of October 6th of 2014, the pensioner was walking through the fruit 'n' veg section of a supermarket in Ruppichteroth, North Rhine-Westphalia, to pick up some cream quark, reported the Oberbergische Volkszeitung.
She slipped and fell, noticing while upon the ground that there was a pile of orange-coloured mushed up fruit on the floor and on her shoe, according to the Rheinische Post.
The 71-year-old hit her head so hard against a counter while falling that she suffered from a concussion. She also fractured her pelvis and later had to have her injured thumb operated on due to a torn tendon.
The woman argued that the store did not fulfil its duty of regularly inspecting the produce section.
A court in Bonn agreed and awarded her €12,000 in compensation for the pain and suffering caused on Thursday.