A truck driver has been awarded $2.2 million for injuries he sustained while unloading Dollar General merchandise at a store in Troy, Mo. A federal court jury in St. Louis made the award to Gregory Baird, the Plaintiff in the case. He was unloading merchandise in the dark at the store on “Black Friday” in 2007, when an improperly loaded 38-pound box fell on his head. Baird was knocked unconscious and suffered injuries to his neck and back. Dollar General contended that Baird could have waited to unload until the next day. But the Plaintiff said he would have been fired by his employer, Hogan Trucking, if he had waited. John Anderson, a lawyer with Anderson and Associates, a St. Louis firm, represented the Plaintiff in this case. He did a very good job for him.
Source: The St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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