Wal-Mart Customer Who Sustained Multiple Injuries Due to Misplaced Pallet Files Appeal After Texas District Court Sides with Retail Giant

Gloria Armendariz sustained multiple injuries, including a fractured wrist and torn rotator cuff, after her foot became stuck in a pallet she says was misaligned at her local Walmart store. Armendariz claims the pallet was placed at an angle and made it nearly impossible to go through the aisle when the incident causing her injuries took place. Originally, a Texas district court dismissed Armendariz’s claims, stating that she failed to prove Wal-Mart had any knowledge of the misplaced pallet and was, therefore, not responsible for her injuries. Learn why the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals disagreed with the district court’s summary judgment.