Walmart Shopper Who Broke His Hip Picking Out A Watermelon Awarded $7.5 Million

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We have all been there... shopping for some fruit and you loose your footing on the wet floor ...well one guy in Alabama is getting quite the paycheck for his fall!

An Alabama jury has decided that the Army veteran who broke his hip while picking out a watermelon at a Walmart store should receive $7.5 million. Retired Sgt. Henry Walker was 59 in June 2015 when he went shopping at a Walmart in Phenix City, Alabama. As he reached for the watermelon, his foot got stuck in the side of a wooden pallet under the display. That led him to fall and shatter his hip. This past weekl, the jury awarded Walker $2.5 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages.