Rather than battle it out in court, Dillard's Department Stores, Inc. settled with Evelyn Campbell. The personal injury trial of Cambell vs. Dillard's was set to begin May 30 in Judge Donald Floyd's 172nd District Court.

According to her original petition, Campbell was shopping at a Dillard's when she "reached above her head to retive a suit and the rod and suits fell on her hitting her in the right arm and her neck."

The suit alleges that the defendant committed the following specific acts of negligence: failing to provide the plaintiff with a safe environment; failing to inspect the worksite to make sure that it was safe; and failing to remedy the condition on the premises that caused the plaintiffs injuries.

"Campbell suffered serious personal injuries to her body generally as a direct and proximate result of the defendants' negligence," the suit said.

She was suing for lost earnings, loss of earning capacity in the future, pain and suffering in the past, pain and suffering in the future, medical expenses in the past, medical expenses that, in reasonable probability, will be incurred in the future as a result of this accident, physical impairment, physical disfigurement, and for loss of ability to enjoy life.

She was represented by attorney Trent Bond of Reaud, Morgan & Quinn.

Case No. E173-358

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