Falling on the Finish Line

A woman at a Finish Line Shoe store suffered injuries to her foot when a credit card machine fell off of the counter and landed on her foot.  The woman hopes that the money she wins in the lawsuit will allow her to never have to shop at a Finish Line again.

Almost exactly a year ago, a woman was shopping at a finish line with her husband.  When the lady swiped her credit card in the machine it pulled the machine forward and off the counter and tumbling unto her foot.

On its face this case is somewhat absurd.  Yet, the woman regards the nature of the Finish Line’s credit card machine as dangerous and defective.  She argues that the company knew that having the machine in such a location would subject customers to risk of such an injury occurring.

This is not to imply that the woman wasn’t injured.  She claims that she had to undergo rehabilitation and it’s likely that some damage was done.

Considering that the card reader fell from the counter after she swiped her card, she could have caused the machine to come forward and fall off the counter.  If she directly impacted the machine, she could have trouble collecting in court.

The husband is seeking $50,000 in damages for loss of consortium.  The wife seeks only $50,000 in damages, plus interest and costs.   Settlement seems to be in the couple’s sites.  The money sought is relatively low and a fair amount of time has passed which puts memory in doubt.

A case like this exemplifies the importance of seriously considering your options in the aftermath of an accident. It’s very important to consult an attorney as soon as you can after an accident.   Our experienced personal injury and car accident lawyers in Tucson are available 24/7 to answer your questions.